Dayona L. Rathke, age 8, of Blue Springs MO passed away peacefully on June 8, 2014 at Children’s Mercy Hospital, surrounded by her loving family. She was born February 11, 2006 and attended James Walker Elementary School in Blue Springs. Dayona had a great zest for life and her memory will live in our hearts forever.
Dayona is survived by her parents, Dereck and Daya; brothers, Davian and Jaylen; sisters, Aleyaha, Maryaah, and Airana; paternal grandmother, Renita Rathke; maternal grandmother, Vickie Miller.
A funeral service celebrating Dayona’s life will be held 2:00 pm, Friday, June 13, 2014 at Meyers Funeral Chapel, 1600 W. Main St., Blue Springs, MO, conducted by Dr. Royce Miller (Uncle Tiny). Contributions in memory of Dayona may be made to Children’s Mercy Hospital, Department of Hematology and Oncology. Memories of Dayona and condolences for the family may be shared at www.meyersfuneralchapel.com.