It has been said that a child who loses a parent is an orphan, a man who loses his wife is a widower, a woman who loses her husband is a widow. There is no name for a parent who loses a child, for there are no words to describe this PAIN...
This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, Kelsey Brandsasse who was born in Indiana on January 10, 1993 and passed away on March 05, 2007 at the age of 14. We will remember her forever.
Kelsey is the 14 year old daughter of Dennis and Paula Brandsasse. She has two older siblings, Sierra Williams and Andrew Brandsasse. She also has two younger siblings, Tyler and Jade Brandsasse.
She was an 8th grader at Calloway County Middle School. Her activities in school included the Laker Band, in which she played the flute. She was also in the 4-H Club. Kelsey enjoyed playing both soccer and football, and she was a huge Indianapolis Colts fan.
This is a special report done by News Channel 14 in Evansville, Indiana that was done to bring light to the choking game that has affected so many families.
On September 7, 2007, we recieved something that we thought was gone forever. We got to hear Kelsey's voice. Kelsey had gone to Freed-Hardeman University in July 2004, and was video taped in a short "interview."
6 years... / Mandy Brandsasse (Cousin)
Can't believe it's been 6 years, Kelsey. I still wish I had talked to you more and maybe had been able to do something to stop everything that happened that day, but we can't change the past :( Just know we all still love and miss you like crazy! Continue >>
love u friend / Amanda Duffy (friend)
I miss you kelsey i wish you had the chance to grow up here with is love u girlie
Its been 4 years / Skylar And Kelsey (Friends)
If tears could build a stairway and thoughts a memory lane id walk right up to heaven and bring you home again no farewell words were spoken no time to say good-bye you were gone before i knew it and only god knows why..
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Evansville Courier & Press Obituary Kelsey Brandsasse Kelsey Brandsasse, 14, of Murray, Ky., formerly of Evansville, died 6:45 p.m. Monday, March 5, 2007, at Murray Calloway County Hospital. Kelsey was born on Jan. 10, 1993. She was of the Christian faith and a member of Calloway County Middle School Laker Band.
Surviving are her parents, Dennis and Paula Marie (Holley) Brandsasse of Murray; grandmothers, Joyce Holley of Evansville and Phyllis Brawner of Murray; great-grandmother, Mary Woodrow; sisters, Sierra Williams (Stanley Barnhart) of Murray and Jade' Brandsasse of Murray; brothers, Andrew and Tyler Brandsasse, both of Murray; uncles, Billy Holley (Kathy), Alan Holley (Sherry), Tom Brandsasse (Debbie), Mike Brandsasse (Pattie), David Brandsasse and Aaron Brawner; aunts, Peggy Cox (Billy Robinson), Rita Stricker (Jeff), Judy Roberts-Smith (Donnie), Mary Buckman (David) and Teresa Elsfelder (Mark); and cousins, Christi, Stephanie, Nikki, Angie, Mandy, Mike, Audra, Tara, Morgan, Tyler, Larry, Adam, Holly and Kyle.
She was preceded in death by her grandfathers, Morgan Holley and Thomas Brandsasse.
Services 2:30 p.m. Friday, March 9, 2007, at Churchill-Imes Family Funeral Home. The officiates will be Bob Haley and Mickey Garrison, burial will be in Kirksey Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation is 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be Ron Gladden, Jeremy Foxx, Mike Brandsasse, Alan Holley, Stanley Barnhart and Kevin Suiter.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the family to help with final expenses, in care of Churchill-Imes Family Funeral Home, 1804 SR 121 N. Bypass, Murray, KY 42071.
Kelsey's Poems The One I Still Love
You're the one I loved deep inside me then when I told you you changed your mind about me you broke my heart and yet I think I still love you everyone tells me that you were a jerk and that I'm better without you but I dont think so because when I first saw you I knew you were the one for me.
I sit in class and think of you try to listen but I can't get you out of my mind my love for you is so strong why does this feel so right? but yet so wrong? You don't love me, so why can't I move on Maybe Just maybe in time You will love me but only time will tell.
You say life's not fair when you don't get your way Maybe when a guy or girl doesn't like you But what's not fair is for a child never to get to know their real parents
You say life's not fair when you don't get something you want when you're in a wreck, but its not your fault But what's not fair is for someone to leave this world without getting to say bye to someone special
You say life's not fair when your sister is killed drunk driving when your dog gets hit by a car and dies But what's not fair is for a woman to carry a baby for nine months and it be a still born
You say life's not fair when you don't get the praise you want when you miss something big because you're sick But what's nit fair is for a girl to get an STD because a pervert raped her
I want a friend who loves me for me a friend who always has my back a friend who doesnt judge me on who I like
I want a family who does things together a family that supports me a family who gets along
I want a school where we arent so judgemental a school where you can be who you want a school where friends come easy
I want a life where I can get all those a life where I have someone to talk to who knows what I've been through a life where I didnt have to go through what I did
Most of all I want to be the person who can take what they get and make the most of it. I know I can be that person.
So much depends Upon A teacher with Knowledge What should she Teach To children not Listening?
I'm always thinking about you I know I'm in love with you No one knows, not even you I try to hide it
I was thinking about you About us And I love you I don't care what Others think
I want you to know That from that one moment Our lips touched I knew that no matter What happened, I will always love you
I want you to know That I love you Always have, Always will And I understand if you Dont love me
I've been a real jerk To you, those past years And I'm sorry But somehow we're friends
I do think about Us going out I love you so much But I dont want to go out
I know we have done this before But I'm afraid of What would happen Between us
- Kelsey Brandsasse
Poems by Kelsey's Friends Untitled by Shelby Capps
Everytime you cross my mind I feel a tear run down from my eye Whenever I hear your name I feel like I'm going insane No one knows, not even you that I'm still falling in love with you In my own little world we are together but in reality, I'm just another another girl with many dreams so wild Dreams like you and me I know as I cry, that we will never be.
Love by Courtney Byrd
When I first saw you I was afraid to talk to you When I first talked to you I was afraid to like you When I first liked you I was afraid to love you When I first loved you I was afraid to lose you No that I have lost you I dont know what to do Your love is like the sun's gentle touch Your love is like the rain falling Your love is like seeing a new baby Your love is all I need.
You by Ashleigh Eldridge
I sit in class and write about you you're all I want but yet I can't have, you know my name but not my feelings, Everyone knows except you! You might glance, never a word Maybe a smile but that's fading fast My soul is shutting with you outside, for I try to move on but you're still in my mind You pierced my heart but I don't care for the rest of it still loves you I wis you could know how deep this is, but rejection is my biggest fear Heart of pain but yet of love, I'll love you till my days are done.
Parent Awareness on Dangers Of "Choking Game" http://www.wpsdtv.com/news/local/story.aspx?content_id=676D3544-2289-42E5-A35D-FFABC0CA56C6&gsa=true