Lanie Grace Steingrubey passed away April 6, 2019 at Children’s Mercy Hospital in the arms of her parents. Lanie was born September 7, 2014 with a rare heart defect and the odds stacked against her. She had a series of three open heart surgeries throughout her life to help her live with her heart difference. Lanie beat all odds and never let her heart difference stop her from anything. She was a fighter and lived life to the fullest. She was the happiest when she was at home surrounded by her favorite people.
Lanie is survived by her parents, Eric and Kelsey Steingrubey of Holt, Mo., siblings, Emeri (12), Mollie (3), and Nash (7 mo.), and her beloved kitty, Meow Meow; paternal grandparents, Ron and Janice Steingrubey of Kearney, Mo.; maternal grandparents, Kelly and Judy Pickering of Hamilton, Mo.; aunts and uncle, Colleen and Ryan Nichols, Lyndsey Baldwin and Bayley Pickering; and many other great aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Lanie was preceded in death by maternal grandfather, Scott Baldwin (Hamilton, Mo).
Lanie was an amazing little girl. She was smart, funny, and very independent. She had a smile that could light up the dark and a personality that was truly magnetic. Lanie attended preschool at Radiant Life Preschool in Kearney, Mo. Her favorite things to do were color, ride her bike, play outside and anything ornery she could think of. Lanie and her younger sister Mollie were inseparable. She idolized her older sister Emeri and adored her baby brother Nash. She was a Mama’s girl and knew very well she had her Dad wrapped around her finger.
A visitation will be held from 5 to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, April 11, 2019 at Kearney Baptist Church, 303 S. Grove, Kearney, MO. Funeral service will be 10 a.m., Friday, April 12, 2019, also at the church with burial at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Kearney, MO.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kansas City.
Lanie Bug, we are so proud of you and are lucky to have had you in our lives. You are one of a kind and touched the lives of so many people in just 4-1/2 years. You will always be an inspiration to anyone that met you. The world was a happier place with you in it. We miss you and love you so very much.
Arrangements in care of Fry-Bross & Spidle Funeral Home.
Our Sincere Condolences
Our heart goes out to you at this difficult time. Lanie will always be remembered as being a true warrior. The world is a sadder place because she has left it.
Eddie and Bobbi Garcia
Even though I didn’t get to meet you in person I followed your journey and prayed for you and your family. I know Judy from Hamilton.
Praying for your family during this difficult and trying time. God only gives His toughest battles to those He knows can endure them and grow from them. Hoping you can each find peace in knowing that Lanie is happy and resting in the arms of Jesus ❤
Emily Roberts Testerman
Kelsey and family,
I cannot imagine the pain you are going through and I know that words cannot make it right, but I want to thank you for giving me the privilege to have met Lanie. She was simply amazing and my girls enjoyed every time we got to spend together. My family will be praying relentlessly for you.
She’s in the sun,
the wind, the rain.
She’s in the air
you breath with
every breath you take.
She sings a song
of hope and cheer,
there’s no more pain,
no more fear.
You’ll see her in
the clouds above,
hear her whisper
words of love,
you’ll be together
before long, until then
listen for her song.
Poem by – Christy A. Martine
My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
So very sorry for the loss of your sweet girl. Prayers for your family at this very difficult time.
My heart breaks for you and your family. Lanie was obviously a beautiful ray of sunshine in this world. I will continue to pray for your peace and healing.
Samantha Brink Family
We are so sorry for you unimaginable loss. Our heart and prayers go out to you and your family. God bless you.
Mike & Sue DeShon
Although I only knew you from Facebook, I was praying for your precious Lanie Grace all the way from Sacramento.
My deepest condolences to all of Lanie Grace’s family. ❤️
Sally Mc Vey
I was not fortunate to have known Lanie Grace nor, any of her family personally. Meagan Grooms, my granddaughter, kept me posted and I shared with my FB friends; all became prayer warriors on Lanie’s behalf. We prayed; God heard; answered what was best for Lanie. I thank God for the days of family time together. The heartaches; God promises I will not forsake you. His presence surrounds your family, feel the peace that passes all understanding. Prayers for Lanie’s family continue.
Sincerely, Maxine Smith, Marceline, MO
Our heart really sinks for your family you know we love you.
Bill and Julie Agler
My deepest condolences.
Margaret Berry Tueth
Thank you for allowing me to care for Lanie her entire life. It was an honor and a privilege. She will forever be missed. I will always remember the joy she gave me and the true love you gave her. I hope you are able to smile when you think of her, even through the tears.
1 Thessalonians 4: 13-17
I send my prayers for all of you, no words can fill the pain you feel. But I pray God’s Comfort and Peace. Always know Lanie was loved by so many through all your words. Peace be with you.
I am so sorry. My heart breaks for all of you. PSALM 34:17-18. For those that call on Him, He is close to the broken hearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.
He will comfort you..🙏🙏😢
Our most sincere thoughts and prayers go out to the entire family. Your angel has wings and now she can fly high.
Barney and Karen Hatfield
Dear Janice and family,
My heart was broken when I learned of the passing of your precious granddaughter. I will continue to be in prayer for you and your family.
We are continuing to lift up your family in our prayers … prayers of comfort for today & prayers of strength in the days to come.
Blessings to each of you & your family.
Kelsey and family, Judy and family, you all are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Thank you for sharing Miss Lanie’s story. I followed her story and today she was on my mind so much. I can’t imagine your pain, but I know that I could cry on a whim. She could brighten up a room with that beautiful smile. God bless you all.
Angel M Hicks