Please meet our dear Sarah Kate.
Now, Marie. I felt it only right that I wrote her final piece of this world though trust me, this is by no means the end of Little Mama's story.
Marie Isabel Schlachter woke in Jesus’ arms on
August 28, 2009 finally being fully healed from her battle with Leigh’s Disease.
Marie was born
March 3, 2007 in to Lucas and Shannon Schlachter. She was diagnosed with a debilitating neurological mitochondrial disorder early on but that did not define her. Marie was a lesson in faith, joy, and hope and she bettered the lives of everyone who knew her. Holyoke
Her final days were not spent suffering but in swinging, eating ice cream, and being with her family.
She is survived by her father Lucas, her mother Shannon, big sister Josephine Ann, little sister Sarah Kate, Grandparents Steve and Judy Schlachter, Grandparents Bob and Debbie Gullet and Robert McNevin, Great Grandparents Kenneth and LaRue Schlachter, Great Grandmother Lola Wicker, Aunt and Uncle Glendon and Stacey Price, Aunt Annalee McNevin, Aunt Marika McNevin, Uncle Mickey McNevin, cousin Gavin Price, and many great Aunts, Uncles and extended family as well as many close family friends.
We are blessed to have held her for as long as we were able and look forward to the day we reunite with her again.
A memorial fund has been set up at First Pioneer National Bank. Memorial contributions will be divided between Eli’s Angels and Hospice of the Plains.