Kayla Nichole Wilson Ardrey, 15, of Rushville, Ohio, died Tuesday evening, March 13, 2018 at her home.
Kayla was born October 11, 2002 in Logan, Ohio. She is survived by Kim and Cecile Ardrey, her grandparents who adopted and cared for her; grandparents Ester Lindinger of South Carolina and Kenneth Guess of Logan; great-grandmothers Anna Sevigny of Lancaster, Marilynn Ardrey of Rushville; a sister McKenzie Guess of South Carolina; Aunt Antoniette “Toni” (Mark) Sater of Sugar Grove; adoptive siblings Nicholas (Ashley) Wilson of Millersport, Michelle (David) Peffers of Dresden, Dayanna Martin Ardrey of New Lexington, Ryan (Karletta Moyer) Ardrey of Somerset, Brenda Speakman Ardrey of Rushville and Lesly Monroy Ramirez of Rushville; cousins Nevaeh Nusser, Kandice Spry, Haleigh Spry, Jacob Ardrey and Paizley Ardrey. Other special people in Kayla’s life were her lifelong nurse Tina (Steve) Rider of Zanesville; her loving nurse Bertha (Rob) Matheny of Lancaster and special family friend Elizabeth Watson of Zanesville.
Kayla was preceded in death by her great-grandfathers Leon Sevigny and Verne Ardrey; step-grandmother Carol Guess, Aunt Jeanne Hutchinson, and her most beloved Aunt Helen Sevigny.
Kayla’s life was both a tragedy and an inspiration. After Kayla was injured at 8 months old she had many loving and caring nurses who helped care for her over the past 14 years. She prompted many people to pursue careers in nursing and many others to advance their nursing education. We want to thank everyone who has supported our family throughout the years.
Friends may call from 1-3 p.m. Sunday, March 18, 2018 at the Bope-Thomas Funeral Home in Somerset where services will be held at 3:00 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. Keith Taylor officiating.
Private family interment will take place at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Lancaster, Ohio.