- March 22, 1995 - May 22, 2011
- Seneca, Missouri
of Kayleigh's Passing
Kayleigh Teal Scholarship Fund
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“miss you bunches baby girl
1 of 76 | Posted by: orbert teal - KS - daddy
“i miss you so much. all i ever think about is the good times we had. you always had a smile on your face and always know how to make some one laugh...Read More »
2 of 76 | Posted by: Caylee Sargent - friend
“Well K.K. here it is almost Christmas time. Its going to be a very hard Christmas without you here. I know that the lord has a special task for...Read More »
3 of 76 | Posted by: Grand-pa Teal - Bluejacket, OK
You were the bestest friend and sister anyone could ever have! Just know that i miss you so much! Jordan misses you a bunch as well! Just...Read More »
4 of 76 | Posted by: Kachina Lawson - Seneca, MO
“My best memories of Kayleigh were whenever she use to spend the night every weekend! She'd always pack atleast ATLEAST 2 bags when she really only...Read More »
5 of 76 | Posted by: Kachina Lawson - Seneca, MO
“I didn't know you or your family, but like many other American's I was deeply touched by your story. You were a hero, a young, beautiful hero and a...Read More »
6 of 76 | Posted by: Jessica
“I am really sorry to Kayleigh's family, and it was a honor to know kayleigh for the time that i did. she made me feel welcome as the new girl at Iva...Read More »
7 of 76 | Posted by: Skye Mills - Joplin/Seneca, MO
“I am really sorry, and it was a honor to know kayleigh for the time that i did. she made me feel welcome as the new girl at Iva E. Wells middle...Read More »
8 of 76 | Posted by: Skye Mills - Friend.
“On May 22, 2011, I had never been so heartbroken, confused, and pissed off at the world. You never truly realize how swiftly life can be taken,...Read More »
9 of 76 | Posted by: Rowdy Teal - Brother
“Kayleigh was one of the best people I knew. She always had a smile on her face and a laugh that was contagious. She helped me out a lot throughout...Read More »
10 of 76 | Posted by: Shelby Musgrave
“Kayleigh, you will be missed dearly. Your Smile was ALWAYS Big and made others Welcomed when they came to your Dads shop. We know that you are a...Read More »
11 of 76 | Posted by: John & Mary Simpson
“Kayleigh, We remember when you used to come to our house to see Braxton. you know , I cant remember a time that you didnt have a smile on your face....Read More »
12 of 76 | Posted by: David and Robyn Horner - Joplin, MO
“To the family of Kayleigh we are so sorry for your loss. Having lost two sons we know how difficult this time is for you. Time, Family, and Faith...Read More »
13 of 76 | Posted by: John & Sarah Short - Pittsburg, KS
“Rob and family and Karen and family, You did such a wonderful job raising Kayleigh and I am so sorry your time was cut short. As I read facebook and...Read More »
14 of 76 | Posted by: Craig and Becky Sanders
“So sorry for your loss! Praying for your family.
15 of 76 | Posted by: Tammy Lawson - STATE FARM CLAIMS
“I will never forget the day you and Kels spent hunched over the computers in my living room. You were both working on those big assignments for...Read More »
16 of 76 | Posted by: Kristy Britt - Seneca, MO
“I'm so sorry for your loss. You are all in our prayers!
17 of 76 | Posted by: Kerri Dutton - Webb City, MO
“I Will miss your beautiful smile and how you made me laugh your up there looking over us now. promise me one thing that you will look after your...Read More »
18 of 76 | Posted by: Marvin Wallis - Uncle Marvin
“Karen, Shaun and all of Kayleigh's Family,
My heart breaks for each of you and I know that it doesn't even compare to how you feel. You all are in...Read More »
19 of 76 | Posted by: Michelle and Russ Ferguson
“No words can express the sadness I fell for you. My heart breaks everytime I hear that a child has died for I have loss a child too. Your daughter is...Read More »
20 of 76 | Posted by: Therese Poindexter
You and your family have been in our thoughts and prayers. I know that words can't take your pain away however we hope that you hang on to the...Read More »
21 of 76 | Posted by: Rick & Kendra McKinzie - Oswego, KS
“We at Joplin 44 know that Kayleigh was a lot of things to many people and will be missed tremendously. Words cannot express how sorry we are to hear...Read More »
22 of 76 | Posted by: Joplin 44 Petro - Friend
“To the family,
I am so sorry for your loss. There are no word that can convey the feelings that Shelly and I have on the lost of your sweet daughter...Read More »
23 of 76 | Posted by: Danetta Harper
“I reckon i'm your great aunt(Karen Teals aunt). I never met you & for that i will always regret but i have heard such wonderful thing about you. Your...Read More »
24 of 76 | Posted by: Jo Leastman - Great Aunt
I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
25 of 76 | Posted by: Lisa Lindsey - old friend
“Hey KK, Sorry we didn't get your wall finished in your room but I promise you that I will get it done and it will be better than we ever imagined it...Read More »
26 of 76 | Posted by: Shandra Bicknell - Sister
“I will miss u like the stars ....I'm honored to have spent the last 8 years knowing you and your family sis....I love each and everyone to the moon...Read More »
27 of 76 | Posted by: Rebekah Willis - Havana, AR
“Rob,We have been thinking about you and your family. We are truly sorry for your loss.I'm sure she looks beautiful in her halo.
28 of 76 | Posted by: Derek and CheyAnne Kepner - KS
“Kayleigh, You were an amazing person, but I bet you make an even better angel! There's not a day that goes by that I'm not...Read More »
29 of 76 | Posted by: Tabi - friend
“You know K.K. for such a small Galyou have caused a lot of water to flow,Might even fill aq river to overflowing. But one thing is for sure you...Read More »
30 of 76 | Posted by: Richard Teal - Grand-Pa
“I did not know Kayleigh personally, but I know her Dad. He is my mechanic. I can only imagine the pain you are going through. My heart and prayers...Read More »
31 of 76 | Posted by: JUANITA ARMSTRONG
“I hade a lot of good and awesome times with Kayleigh. One was me and her were at her house and we went on the four wheeler and we went through some...Read More »
32 of 76 | Posted by: Natasha Mabin - Wichita, KS
Words cannot express how we all feel of the tragedy that has happened. Even though I didn't know you personally, I've been a friend...Read More »
33 of 76 | Posted by: Krista (Beran) Warstler
“Dear Rob & Family,
We are so sorry for the loss of your precious child. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
34 of 76 | Posted by: Terry & Patty Walker - Chetopa, KS
“KK we all miss you so much and wnt you to come home but you cant. We all know that you will watch over us in this sad time. We all love you and i do...Read More »
35 of 76 | Posted by: Natasha Mabin - A Friend
“Hey there KK, you look so pretty in your beach dress with all of your special things from the family. We have more for you today. Can't wait to see...Read More »
36 of 76 | Posted by: Karen Teal - Momma #2
“Karen, Shaun, Robrt and Karen,You have the most amazing daughter. I know that Kayleigh will forever watch over all of you, along with, koatabug,...Read More »
37 of 76 | Posted by: Kathie Fillmore - like a grandma
“Only God knows why Kayleigh was taken away. I trust he had a big need to bring her home.
38 of 76 | Posted by: richard teal - Grandfather
“So very sorry for your loss our prayers are with you!!!!
39 of 76 | Posted by: Tammy Dieckhoff Baldwin - Friend
“Dear Rob, Karen, Roudy
We are so sorry for the loss of your daughter and sister. We remeber all the times when the kids were at your house and all...Read More »
40 of 76 | Posted by: Diane Sailsbury, Stanton, Andrea, Aiden Sailsbury
“So sorry for your loss of this beautiful child.
41 of 76 | Posted by: Jackie Westervelt
“Kayleigh was a very special lady. There is nothing i could say that could make her better than wat she was because when you were around her she was...Read More »
42 of 76 | Posted by: Shenna Douthitt - goodman, MO
“It is always heart warming to know that compassion still thrives in another persons life. The story of Kayleigh has touched not only my heart but...Read More »
43 of 76 | Posted by: Amber Burns
“you are a very beatiful girl (becoming a woman ) . I allways had a soft spot in my heart for you. just look at those eyes .Allways hugs all the time....Read More »
44 of 76 | Posted by: Scott Wiseman - frontenac, KS
“Going shoping on your Birthday was a lot of fun. I love Bying the clothes at the Buckle . loved watching you comeing out of the fitting room when you...Read More »
45 of 76 | Posted by: Aunt Judy Wiseman - Frontenac, KS
You have always been a very special little lady. That infectious smile of yours has lighted the way for your Family for years now....Read More »
46 of 76 | Posted by: Richard Teal - Bluejacket, OK
“Like a Rainbow from above, and may the butterfies fly above to carry you the message that you are loved. May god direct you to his light above. ...Read More »
47 of 76 | Posted by: Uncle Larry and Aunt Jennifer (Benning)
“I remember as just a little one sitting in that big dental chair!
48 of 76 | Posted by: Kathy Altrui
“You have touched the lives of many in your few short years on this earth. The joy you brought this world will live on with your spirit.
49 of 76 | Posted by: Goldsmith family - friend
“hello sweet girl. i got to see you today an kiss you goodbye. i know you felt me holding your hand an i know you were smiling down on me, your daddy,...Read More »
50 of 76 | Posted by: Kristy D Teal - cousin
“You are greatly missed little girl. We will never forget you and will hold you in our hearts forever. Our prayers and best wishes go out to your...Read More »
51 of 76 | Posted by: Deana Lawson - Friends Mother
“Dearest Family of Kayleigh,
I am so very sorry for the loss of your sweet girl! I have read and heard the amazing way she handled the very...Read More »
52 of 76 | Posted by: David and Mette Cook
“good morning baby girl kerri is right if sure you have met ron at the gates and he's probly showed you were aunt tresa and and your great grand...Read More »
53 of 76 | Posted by: robert teal - daddy
“I've never met you, but I grew up with your Daddy and your Aunts & Uncles. I know from everything I've read about you that you were a fantastic girl...Read More »
54 of 76 | Posted by: Kerri (Frazier) Barsness
“You'll be missed, you're one of the sweetest people I know.
55 of 76 | Posted by: Clayton - Friend
“Kayleigh, I just saw you a few weeks ago here in Branson, your smile and sense of humor was so awesome. An Angel here on earth, You will be missed...Read More »
56 of 76 | Posted by: JoAnn Neale - Branson, MO
“Kayleigh was still caring for others when the tornado hit. She was thinking of others clear up until the end. God will be thrilled with his new angel...Read More »
57 of 76 | Posted by: Dawna Compton - El Paso, TX
“Rob so sorry for your loss, my heart goes out to you and your family. You are in my prayers. I will be out of town as of June 3, but you will be in...Read More »
58 of 76 | Posted by: Darlene Downing - Chetopa, KS
“Heaven gained another angel! Our prayers go out to you.
59 of 76 | Posted by: The Duggins Family - neighbor
“I know I have met you, but your mom and I were in school together at WTI and she used to talk about you all the time. She was so proud of you and...Read More »
60 of 76 | Posted by: Dee Baker - Friend of Karen Long
“My prayers are with you at this time. Words cannot express the grief your family is experiencing.
61 of 76 | Posted by: Barbara Henning
“I love you Kayleigh. And miss you like crazy. I know GOd has you in good hands and i know that your shining down on us all, shedding your strength to...Read More »
62 of 76 | Posted by: Whitney Dodson - Seneca, MO
“Hey KK, you looked great in your beach dress today and your hair looks pretty. Dad and I picked out some flowers for you they are beautiful just like...Read More »
63 of 76 | Posted by: Karen Teal - Momma #2
“baby girl i love you to day we picked you out some beautiful flowers and im sure you will love them. they fixed your hair the way you like it and...Read More »
64 of 76 | Posted by: robert teal - daddy
“It only seems like a short time ago, but i was working for your dad and you rowdy and tre came and stayed the summer with him. You guys came to the...Read More »
65 of 76 | Posted by: Russ Heapes - friend of Rob
“Robert, Richard, Judy and Kayleigh's entire family. I'm not sure if I have ever met Kayleigh at the reunions, but we have enjoyed getting to know...Read More »
66 of 76 | Posted by: Richard & Vicky White
“So sorry for your loss. They say God only takes the best and needs them more even though you all will miss her dearly.
67 of 76 | Posted by: Kimmie Fullmer - Nampa, ID
“There isnt a person in this world that could compare to my baby sister. You are my hero Kayleigh. I never cared what anyone ever thought of me, but I...Read More »
68 of 76 | Posted by: Shelby Lee Saltsman - Seneca, MO
“Hold tight to memories for comfort.
69 of 76 | Posted by: Cheri Rubink - Friend of her Dad
“Hey kay Kay! I love you so much baby! I know you have everybody laughing with all your goofy antics up! I'm trying to be strong baby! It's so hard! I...Read More »
70 of 76 | Posted by: Karen long - Mother
I love you sister & I know you are looking down on us right now telling us not to be sad. You are such a strong girl. Dakoata, Tayler,...Read More »
71 of 76 | Posted by: Joey Sprenkle - Like a Mom
“kayleiigh..I remder when you wher at the shop during the summer with dad the most.You where always swipping the floors at the shop or wanting to...Read More »
72 of 76 | Posted by: John Mozingo - Friend
“I don't know you or your family, but I am a friend of JoAnn Nealle. I wanted to tell you how sorry I am for your loss. And my HUGS & PRAYERS are will...Read More »
73 of 76 | Posted by: Brenda Ahlstrom
“hey baby girl you are so awsome i got to see you today give you a kiss on the forhead and hold your hand visit you are like the strongest little lady...Read More »
74 of 76 | Posted by: daddy - pittsburg, KS - daddy
“KK we are so relieved that we have you back where we know where you are, it was so wonderful seeing you today. I couldn't get enough of you, and I...Read More »
75 of 76 | Posted by: Karen Teal - Step Mom
“On Angels wings she flys, We love and miss you Kayleigh. Our love goes out to everyone you touched in life, and to your family. Rosemary & Michael.
76 of 76 | Posted by: Rosemary & Michael Chapman - KS
Kayleigh Savannah Teal of Seneca, Missouri and Pittsburg, Kansas went to be with Jesus on May 22, 2011 in Joplin, Missouri. She was 16.
Kayleigh was born March 22, 1995 in Bamburg, Germany to Robert Eugene Teal and Karen Sue (Stanton) Long.
She attended Bluejacket and Welch Schools early and was attending Seneca High School where she loved mixed choir.
Kayleigh was employed as a waitress in the Joplin Pizza Hut and was of the Christian Faith.
She is survived by: Father: Robert and wife Karen Louise Teal of Pittsburg, KS, Mother: Karen Sue Long and step-father Shaun Higginbothan of Seneca, MO, three brothers: Rowdy Teal of Pittsburg, Trey Saltsman of Seneca, and Jordan Ray Bicknell of Pittsburg, 4 sisters: Shandra Renee Bicknell of Pittsburg, Brandi Sue Moore of Pittsburg, Tayler Higginbothan of Seneca, and Dakoata Higginbothan of Seneca. Paternal grandparents: William and Judy Fromm, Oklahoma City, OK, Richard Teal of Bluejacket, OK. Maternal grandmother: Betty Stanton (Davis) and paternal great grandmother Margarett Ann Teal of Chetopa, KS.
Funeral Services will be held 10:00 am, Saturday, June 4, 2011 at The First Baptist Church in Miami, Oklahoma with Audy Tash officiating. Interment will follow in the G.A.R. Cemetery under the direction of the Paul Thomas Funeral Home of Miami. The family will receive friends and relatives Friday, June 3, 2011 from 6-8 at the Paul Thomas Funeral Chapel. Kayleigh’s Uncles will honor her by serving as pallbearers. Memorial donations may be made to the Kayleigh Savannah Teal Scholarship Fund.