Ava Jean Kight

Ava Jean Kight of Bell City, daughter of Austin & Shana Grubbs Kight, was born in Cape Girardeau, Missouri on June 9, 2014, passed away at the St. Louis Children's Hospital on January 27, 2018, at the age of 3 years, 7 months and 18 days.

Ava had lived in Bell City all her life and had attended the Cape LaCroix Church in Cape Girardeau. Ava could make anyone smile and never met a stranger, introducing herself “Hi Hi, I'm Ava Jean, what's your name?” She enjoyed everything about life. Ava would be seen in three tutu's and mismatched mud boots or her princess clomp clomp's. She enjoyed hiking, camping and picking Nana'a flowers and chasing butterflies and bees, with a smile that would melt the toughest heart.

Surviving are her parents, Austin & Shana Kight of Bell City; one sister, Cheyenne Marie Kight of Bell City; her paternal grandparents, David & Teresa (Scheible) Kight of Bell City; maternal grandparents, Jana Bennett of Dexter, Darrell & Lacey Grubbs of Bell City; and paternal great grandmother, Mary Ann Kight of Bell City; three aunts, Brooke Kight of Bell City, Melanie Geiger of Jefferson City, Carmen Maddox of Hawaii; and one uncle, Cody Kight of Chaffee. Other relatives and friends also survive. She was preceded in death by paternal great grandparents, Charles Kight, Bud & Edna Scheible; and maternal great grandparents, J.C. & Nora Bennett.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home in Bloomfield.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, January 31, 2018, at 1:00 p.m. at the Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home in Bloomfield with Chaplain Lewis C. Kimmel of Lake St. Louis officiating.

Interment will follow in the Oak Ridge Cemetery near Bloomfield with Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home of Bloomfield in charge of arrangements.