Emma Ella Rayburn, 4, LaHarpe, passed away Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018, at Allen County Regional Hospital, Iola. Emma was born prematurely at 2 pounds, 10 ounces, with a rare genetic syndrome on Nov. 9, 2013, in Iola, to Kyle and Cassidy Cole Rayburn.
Emma will be remembered for her beautiful smile and her sweet giggle. She loved being kissed, being cuddled, sang to, going fast with her dad, and all the time she spent with mom. She enjoyed having her brother pushing her on the swing and going swimming. She attended pre-school, where she enjoyed her teachers and her other classmates. Emma was a fighter from the beginning, whose strength was an inspiration to all. She never left you without a smile.
Emma was preceded in death by great-grandparents, Gene Cochran, Luella Cochran, Gale Mullins, Lewis Rayburn, and Betty Rayburn.
Emma is survived by her parents, brother, Ryder Rayburn of the home; grandparents, Chris and Annette Cole, Moran, and Darwin and Pam Bennett, Iola; great-grandparents, Jim and Anna Cole, Moran, Elaine Mullins, Nevada, Mo., and Tom and Pat Bennett, Clinton, Mo.; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.
A funeral service honoring Emma's life will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Feuerborn Family Funeral Chapel, Iola. Burial will follow in the Moran Cemetery.
Memorials are requested to the Emma Ella Rayburn Memorial Fund, and may be left at Feuerborn Family Funeral Service, Iola.
Condolences for the family may be left at www.feuerbornfuneral.com.