August 8, 2017

Kayden J. Smith

Smith, KaydenKayden J. Smith age 13 of Lincoln passed away on August 6, 2017.  He was born October 17, 2003 in Lincoln to Teresa (Herman) Smith.

Survivors include his mother and step-father, Teresa Smith and Greg Palmer, Brother and sister-in-law, Tyler and Miranda Palmer and their son Bennett of Lincoln.  Sister and brother-in-law, Payton and Adam Claypool of Lincoln, his grandparents Cherry Herman, Allen and Joyce Palmer all of Lincoln.  Great Aunts, Lorna Sitherwood of Lincoln and Diane Chatterton and her husband Paul of Fremont.  Uncle, Scott Palmer of Lincoln and many, many friends.

Memorial service will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Friday, August 11, 2017 at Wyuka Funeral Home.  Casual dress is requested.

Inurnment will be at Wyuka Cemetery.

Memorials in lieu of flowers to the family for a later designation.


  1. I am so sorry Teresa for your loss. Kayden was such a sweet hart and will always be remembered.

  2. We offer our sincere condolence and deepest sympathy on your loss. May your memories of Kayden and the love of your family and friends surround you and give you strength and peace in the days ahead.

  3. I saw the passing of Kayden in the paper and wanted to extend my deepest sympathy to his family and friends. My heart absolutely aches for all of you.

  4. Great kid!!!! We will miss seeing at the farmers market. Thanks for the laughs and good times when you stopped by to see us!! Always had some love for us!!! We will really miss seeing you thank you for making us laugh and giving me a hard time rite back!!! Bobby and Jan

  5. Teresa, Thinking of you a lot. Words can’t explain how sorry we are about Kayden. Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. You will be in our thoughts and our prayers. Love, Tami and Ron Smidberg

  6. I am so sorry for your loss.

  7. Dear Teresa and family,

    What an unthinkable hurt you have experienced. I am so sorry. As Kayden has found peace, may the healing love of Jesus enfold all of you and bring you peace.

    With sympathy,
    Susan Nutter Maxine

  8. To the family: i just happened onto this website and saw your son’s obituary. Such a tender age of 13.. i can’t imagine what you’re going through and sincerely send condolences as a mother, a grandmother, sister and daughter my heart breaks for you. I hope you surrounf yourselves with loving family and friends during this tragic event and i also hope and wish comfort and peace to your should be abundant. So very sorry for your loss

    • *surround*
      *comfort and peace to your souls…*

  9. So sorry for your loss. Sending prayers to your family.

  10. Sending our deepest sympathy and prayers to your family.

    Your friends at WSM Ind.

  11. Our deepest sympathies during this emotional time for your entire family. May you receive strength from loved ones and our father in heaven as you mourn the loss of Kayden. Your family is in our prayers.

    The Molifuas
    Dani, Nielson, Teo, Casey, Mikaelah and Ethan

  12. Teresa and Family, Sending Deepest Sympathy and Condolence on your loss.Kayden touched our hearts very much.Prayers to the Family. God Bless you all.

  13. Teresa, Tyler, & Payton,
    My deepest sympathy goes out to all of you, I can’t even imagine the pain. Kayden was a sweet kid, everyone loved him at West Lincoln. I always enjoyed the stories and the hugs! My heart and prayers go out to you all. Sue Long

  14. Teresa and family: So sorry for your loss sending prayers.

  15. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this very difficult time.

  16. Teresa and family,

    May your memories of Kayden and the love of your family surround you and give you strength and peace in the days ahead. Please accept our deepest sympathies. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and yours during this time of your greatest need.

    Our hearts are deeply saddened and devastated at the news of the loss of your sweet Kayden. As parents Renee and I can only imagine the depths of anguish and sorrow you must be feeling now. We pray however that the outpouring of sympathy, the kind acts of friends and strangers and the comfort in knowing that your loss is felt by many, will help you and yours through this most difficult time. Our family will always remember Kayden. He and our son Brandon were both born into our little village community on NW 9th street at around the same time. He was a very special young man and will be missed dearly. He and our son shared many friends and always enjoyed riding bikes to school together from time to time.

    We ask for God’s blessings on you and your family. May you find the courage and strength to move forward in peace and confidence and in knowing that his was a life well-lived.

    With most sincere sympathy,
    Brian, Renee, Brianna and Brandon Beck

     Quote of condolence:
     “Friends are pillars on your porch. Sometimes they hold you up, sometimes they lean on you, and sometimes it’s just enough to know that they are standing by.” Elizabeth Foley

  17. Sending prayers to you and your family!!

  18. Words can never heal the pain you must be feeling in your hearts,especially when we lose such a young soul,only God can understand that kind of pain so put your faith in him and he will carry you when you are to weak to carry on alone..God bless you all ?

  19. Dear Teresa and family,

    I’m so incredibly sorry for your loss. You are all in our prayers.

    Melanie Bondegard


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