Graveside services for Kayden James Schafer-Smith, 4, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, July 20, 2016, at Howell Memorial Park Cemetery, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.
Kayden passed away at 5:32 p.m., Saturday, July 16, 2016 at Mercy St. Francis Hospital, Mountain View, Missouri.
He was born November 6, 2011, at West Plains, Missouri, to Nathan Smith and Melody Schafer Miller. Kayden attended West Plains Head Start and loved his family, playing with his dinosaurs, singing songs and playing with his friends.
He is survived by his parents, Nathan Smith and Melody Schafer Miller; his grandparents, Randall Schafer, Waunita Schafer, Lloyd and Kathy Goss and Stan and Tammy Smith; great-grandparents, Owen and Judy Smith, Youvah Schafer and Wanda Clouse; one brother, Kashton Smith; aunts and uncles, Tony and Melody Francis, Jackie and Shaun Ingalsbe, Clayton Schafer, Jacob and Melissa Montgomery, Taylor and Tyler Reavis, Randi Schafer, Ashley Smith and Brian Smith; and several cousins, Piper Francis, Haylee Ingalsbe, Logyn Ingalsbe, Ramzi Schafer, Leighton Reavis, Kale Smith, Kelvie Smith and Reavis baby on the way.
His great-grandparents, Boyd Schafer, Edith Turner, Oscar Smith and Wayne Clouse, precede him in death.
Kayden will lie in state from 5:00 until 9:00 p.m., Tuesday, at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.