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KayAnne Therese (Daunt) Klinker's life was cut short on November 27, 2016 at the age of 48. She was a source of tremendous joy and inspiration throughout her life as a wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend, teacher, and mentor.
KayAnne was the wife of Michael Klinker, the mother of Alexander and Benjamin Klinker, the daughter of Patrick and Susan Daunt, and sister to Marianne (John) Hogsett, Joanne (Christopher) Mortensen, and Sarah (Alfred) Gaspari, and aunt to several nieces and nephews.
KayAnne traveled, taught, learned and loved with zeal and curiosity. She served as the library media specialist at Westlake Elementary School for fourteen years. She gave the gift of knowledge, and a passion for reading, to her sons and her students.
KayAnne refused to be defined by the cancer that eventually took her life, and she gave enduring hope to fellow survivors and the nurses and doctors at the Simon Cancer Center. Even in death, she continues to provide hope to others by generously donating her body to science for further research and training.
A memorial Mass will be held at Mary Queen of Peace Catholic Church, in Danville, Indiana on Saturday, December 17, 2016 at 11:00 AM with a luncheon to follow.
Memorial donations can be directed to the Megan S. Ott Foundation which provides financial relief and sunshine to central Indiana families battling breast cancer.
Published on December 1, 2016
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