Funeral service for Emberlee Ann Culley, infant daughter of Clayton and Kristen (Baise) Culley will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 15, 2020 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence. Private family inurnment will be at a later date in Oakwood Cemetery in Baldwin City, KS.
Emberlee was born on Sunday, March 8, 2020, at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, MO and passed away in her parent’s arms the following day, Monday, March 9, 2020 after battling genetic disorders.
During her brief visit on earth, Emberlee enjoyed listening to music, playing with her feet, and being held close by her family. Emberlee beat the odds with a stronger heart than anyone had anticipated. She was able to save 2 lives with her heart valves.
Survivors include her parents, Clayton and Kristen Culley; grandparents, Mary & Russ Baise, Wellsville, Rob and Stefanie Culley, Baldwin City, Nancy & William Cassity, Baldwin City; great grandparents, Ann Maxwell, Ottawa, Marilyn Malson, Lawrence, Carl Baise, Eudora, Mary Culley, Baldwin City, KS; aunts, Kaycee and Jennifer Baise of Wellsville; and uncle, Colton Westhoff of Wellsville. She was preceded in death by her great grandparents; Gary Culley, Ivan and Dotty Newland, Violet Lucille Baise, James G. Malson, Alan Maxwell, Robert & Dorothy Cassity.
The family will greet friends at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday prior to the service at the mortuary.
The family suggests memorials in her name to Children’s Mercy Hospital and Ronald McDonald House and may be sent in care of the Warren-McElwain Mortuary, 120 W. 13th Street, Lawrence, KS 66044.