Sydney Elena Mendez Kelley, six day old infant daughter of Jose Gabriel Mendez Parra and Shari Ann Kelley, died Sunday June 3, 2012 at St. John's Hospital, Springfield, MO.

Sydney was born May 28, 2012 at Cox Hospital South, Springfield, MO.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by her maternal grandparents, Scott and Pam Kelley of Lamar; paternal grandparents Ezequiel Mendez and Elena Parra; great grandfather, Donald G. Kelley of Lamar, and great grandmother Frieda Leer of Nevada, MO; two uncles, Zachary Kelley of Lamar and Ezequiel Mendez; and three aunts, Guadalupe Mendez., Bertha Aracely Mendez, and Rocio Mendez.

Preceding her in death is her great grandmother, Shari Moore Kelley.

Funeral service will be 10:00 am June 7, 2012 at First Baptist Church of Lamar with Rev. Robb Hodson officiating. Visitation from 9:00 to 10:00 am  on June 7, 2012.

Honorary pallbearers will be Zachary Kelley, Scott Kelley, Mike Kelley, Terry Kelley, Shawn Kelley, and Manual Mendez.

Contributions are suggested to Community Plaza Rescue Digital Account in care of Daniel Funeral Home.


#15 Lamar, MOStephanie Wright 2012-06-10 15:53
Sheri and family,
I am so sorry for your loss and the pain you are going thru right now. I do know that her short time on this Earth, she was loved by so many. May God ease your pain in knowing that she is safe and in his arms. She will always be your "little angel" and have a piece of your heart always. I am so sorry. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
#14 Nevada, MOAngela Foster Bryant 2012-06-07 06:51
I am so sorry for your loss. May the Lord keep his loving arms around you at this time and feel the peace in your heart knowing that Sydney is resting in his arms. There are never any words that seem adequate but know that your family at BCMH and Lamar Community is lifting you in prayer.
#13 BCMH (LAB)Brandy Cole 2012-06-06 20:57
Sheri may GOD be with you and Gabriel in this time of sorrow. I will keep you in my prayers. I'm sorry!
#12 Lockwood, MOCarol Patterson 2012-06-06 11:06
Shari Ann and family - My heart and prayers go out to you and your family. Remember God is caring for her and the angels singing to her. May God be with you during this time.
#11 Golden City, MOKathryn Dailey 2012-06-05 22:21
Shari and Family. I know nothing I say at this time can take away your pain or sorrow. Please know you can call me or text me or borrow my ear or shoulders at anytime. Prayers are being sent to you and your family from everybody here at BCMH. We love you and are here for you. So very sorry for your loss. Please contact me if you need anything at all.
#10 neighborsSandra & Lois Dickey 2012-06-05 20:55
Sherri Ann & Gabriel Scott Pam Zack Don And the Kelly family Our love and prayers are with you during this diffucult time of loss. I know that grandma Sherri and my Dad are taking good care of Sydney but most of all our heavenly Father has her in his loving care.Our door is always open for you. My our Heavenly Father give you love and strenght. In Christian Love Sandra an& Lois
#9 Lamar, MoNancy Boman 2012-06-05 20:04
Lean on God to carry you through this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with each of you.
#8 Karla Wheeler 2012-06-05 14:58
Shari & family,
God is holding Sydney for you. There will be a time when you can hold her in your arms again, but for now just keep her in your heart and she will be waiting for you when your time here on earth is done.
Love you Karla
#7 LamarMarlys Buckner 2012-06-05 09:02
Shari and Jose. Words cannot express the heartfelt sympathy that I have for you and all your family right now. Just praying God will continue to hold you in his arms of comfort at this time. Also know that your entire extended BCMH family is praying for you all.
#6 Lamar, MOJennifer Choate 2012-06-05 07:22
I am so sorry for your loss Kelley/Mendez family. May the Lord comfort you in your time of need.

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