Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. I first met Michelle when she worked at Woodwards, she always had a smile and treated everyone like a friend. She made a wonderful imprint on many lives.
Burl, Jolie, Jorey and Dillan Gies
I am so sorry for your loss. I greaduated with Michelle. We played sports together in middle school. She was such a fun and spunky girl! I have lost my mother and a daughter to caner and I absolutely hate this disease. I am so sorry that Michelle faced this disease at such a young age. My prayers are with you and will continue to be as you grieve. May you find peace and hope in the midst of the pain.
-Bethany (Whitaker) Murphy
Dear Nancy, Les, Jeremy, Andy and Hayden,
Although I didn't know Michelle very well, I knew of her through Niki B and Stephanie. When a friend grieves(or in my case a sister-in-law), you grieve with them. The few times that I spoke to Michelle, she was bubbly and vivacious-a ray of sunshine(with a splash of pink)! I am convinced that her zest for life is what carried her through this horrible journey and believe that it will be what keeps you moving in the days to come! I am so sorry for your loss, but can't help to be amazed by the incredible fight that Michelle forged against her illness. She is the definition of perseverance-a brave, courageous woman who will not be forgotten.
Our hearts go out to you during this time and in the days that follow,
Nicole, Scott and Cameron Schoening
We want to let you know you are all in our thoughts and prayers. Although I did not know Michelle well, I knew she was a bright and kind person. I also quite deeply feel for the survivors of a cancer patient. Our mom fought a similar battle for many years. It takes a strong individual and family to put up such a fight. We will remember her fondly and keep your family in our thoughts.
The Hill, Stanley and Lake familes.
Les, Nancy and Andy,
I'm so very sorry to hear of Michelle's passing. She was such a sweet girl and it was a true pleasure to know her. My family and I are keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers.
Emily DeLorme (Steger)
To Michelle's Family:
I am so incredibly sorry to hear about your loss. Michelle was an exceptional person and has been since I met her, when we were about 5 years old!! She grew up but her smile never changed. I will always remember her for that shiny, bright smile. She is one of the strongest people I know to have gone through what she did, and to do it with that same sparkle in her eye.
God Bless, and remember that Michelle will always be with you!
I didn't know Michelle but I read her story in the paper awhile ago and so when I read she had passed I just wanted to let you know we are thinking about her. Her story in the Ranger made me and I'm sure alot of young women aware that this can happen to any of us at any age. I'm so sorry for your loss and your in my prayers. ChristyChristy - 4/19/2007
Les,Nancy,and Andy; I know you guys are busy I just wanted to say I love you
we are thinking about you. family a circle of love and caring. Grandma Fuller
use to say that. we are with you even if we are in cincinnati.
Take care we love you the Fullers
Les, Nancy, Andy and family,
I was so sorry to hear about Michelle please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Take care.
Colleen and Shaun
Our heartfelt prayers and thoughts are with you. May all your memories give you strength. Clint, Kathy, Kenny, Heather and Tacee FinlaysonKathy Finlayson - 4/20/2007
Les, Nancy, Andy, Jeremy, Hayden and family,
I am deeply sorry for the loss of not only a daughter, sister, love, and mother, but for the loss of a wonderful person bright enought to light up any room. I remember Michelle fondly, her voice, her smile, her laugh, and her athletic figure:) She was truly a beautiful person inside and out. The last time I saw Michelle she told me she loved her life and was wanting to start a family.
Jeremy, I am glad the two of you were able to realize that dream together. Despite life's circumstances I know you loved and adored Michelle. The relationship you two shared mad other high school romances pale in comparison. I am sorry for the loss of a great love. Hayden, I am sure you will not fully realize how amazing your mother is until you are older, but if I know Michelle at all, you were the apple of her eye, her true pride and joy.
Andy, your sister did do a great deal of bragging on you even in high school. She knew someday you would break the mold, and excel beyond all others, I am sory for your loss.
Les and Nancy, I have seen very few parents invest the love and time that you invested in Michelle. I know she was the light of your life. She was not only a daughter, but a friend. There is something wrong when a child passes before her parents, and nothing more painful. I am sorry for the grief you are experiencing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
We are so sorry for your loss. Michelle was an example of courage,grace and beauty as she so valiantly fought her illness. The close bond of your family is an example for us all. Michelle's beautiful smile and personality could light up a room. Her vivaciousness will carry on through her beautiful son. May you all find comfort in each other and may you seek peace and strength in God.
Your are in our prayers.
Kevin, Laura, Melissa and Matthew Harrington