Emberlee Ann Culley

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.

16 Condolences

  1. DeLane and Debbie Kellogg on March 12, 2020 at 3:26 pm

    You’re all in our prayers. Such a special little Angel looking over you. She is touching so many lives in her short time.

  2. Kim Carner on March 12, 2020 at 3:56 pm

    so very sorry to hear this. The family is in my prayers.

  3. Aunt Jean Campbell on March 12, 2020 at 4:18 pm

    To all the family: I am heartbroken for your loss. I know how bad this feels but I promise she is in God’s hands and she will be waiting for you when your time comes. I love you

  4. Rick and Michelle Duhaime on March 12, 2020 at 4:50 pm

    Emberlee was loved and cared for long before her birthday. Thank you for letting us be a part of this sweet angel’s gift. Prayers for you all.

  5. Dayle Hodges on March 12, 2020 at 5:20 pm

    Peace be with you all.

  6. Debra Stroble on March 12, 2020 at 6:09 pm

    So sorry to hear about little Emberlee you are all in our thoughts

  7. Shari Fine & Family on March 12, 2020 at 9:06 pm

    Sending thoughts and prayers for you all. May God wrap you in his arms and guide you through this difficult time. Feel blessed that she has shared the gift of life to others.

  8. Gary & Sandy Hartley on March 12, 2020 at 9:23 pm

    Prayers for you both with such a precious loss. I do know there are a lot of grandparents, great aunts and uncles in Heaven who are taking very good care of her now for you both. So amazing she saved two other lives in her short time here, what a blessed angel. Love you both.

  9. Jim Woods on March 12, 2020 at 9:48 pm

    Prayers for all. God needed another little angel. Jim&jody woods

  10. Julia A Ingrassia on March 12, 2020 at 11:28 pm

    I am so deeply sorry to see this, I know we are not to ask “why” – but there are times of heartache when that can be our only thought. The littlest angel, fought and earned her wings far too young. May God’s grace bring some peace to all of you during such a tragic time. My heart is with you, I have no words of comfort, only prayer that time will bring strength, and peace. Blessings – bountiful blessings.

    Always, Julia Gregg-Ingrassia

  11. Valerie A Bratschie on March 13, 2020 at 1:28 pm

    “And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”
    Philippians 4:7
    Much love and compassion from my family to yours.

  12. Mary Davidson on March 14, 2020 at 2:18 pm

    Your family is in my prayers. Take care, Mary Davidson

  13. Ann Sinclair on March 14, 2020 at 6:36 pm

    Dear friends,
    You don’t know me, but I feel strongly that we are connected. I lost a newborn 50 years ago. The pain will soften, but there will always be some sadness. You are so lucky that you got to hold her and you will have that memory always. When my week old baby died, so many women told me that they had the same experience of losing a child. It was surprising because their lives seemed so normal and happy. They gave me hope! Keep her memory always, but look forward to the future. There will be other blessings in your lives. With love, tears, and prayers from a friend.

  14. Sandra Heaton on March 14, 2020 at 10:06 pm

    Blessed are those who mourn
    for they will be comforted.
    Matthew 5:4
    You all are in my prayers

  15. Scott Culley, Deloris Culley on March 15, 2020 at 8:57 am

    So sorry to here of the loss of your daughter. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  16. Kalyn and Don Thomas on March 18, 2020 at 3:47 pm

    We are so very sorry for your loss! Our prayers are with all of you!

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