Kinsee L. Rooker
August 13, 2001 - June 7, 2016

Kinsee L. Rooker

Kinsee L. Rooker
Aug 13, 2001 - Jun 7, 2016

Kinsee L. Rooker
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Kinsee Laine Rooker, daughter of Darrin and Laura (Ross) Rooker, was born on August 13, 2001 in Council Bluffs, Iowa. She passed away on Tuesday, June 7, 2016 in Shenandoah, Iowa.

Kinsee was very active; she enjoyed singing, dancing, basketball, volleyball, track, cross country and tennis.

Kinsee was preceded in death by her grandpa John Rooker, grandma Kathryn Vaux, great-grandparents Delbert and Esther Koenig, Leland and Pearl Rooker and George and Lucille Faust.

Kinsee is survived by her parents Darrin and Laura Rooker of Shenandoah, sisters Kathryn (T.J. Hilgerson) Rooker of Red Oak and Elizabeth Rooker of Shenandoah, grandparents Lowell and Kay Ross of Onawa, IA, Sandy Rooker of Creston, IA and Lee Vaux of Bagley, IA, aunts and uncles Rachel (Josh) Kuipers of Jefferson, IA, Nathan (Lindsey) Ross of Omaha, NE, Samanatha (Justin) Bush of Omaha, NE, Jennifer (Aaron) Jackson of Carlisle, IA, Donna Stone of Sterling, IL, Robbie Rosenberger of Ames, IA and Heather (Ken) Beaudet of Highland Park, IL, nephew Titus Hilgerson of Red Oak, many cousins and numerous friends.

Burial will be held at the Rose Hill Cemetery in Shenandoah.

Memorials may be directed to the family.


Ian bennett on Oct 3, 2016

CandleThe best that i ever had in school and always had a great smile on her face and laugh a lot and the best girl to hang out with and talk to.

Kendra on Jul 1, 2016

I didn't know her. Saw this on a friend's Facebook page tonight. Just wanted to let you know that I'm praying. I got hit by a car myself amidst a year and a half ago and am still recovering now. I'm sorry she couldn't make it too.

Guardo Fam. on Jun 14, 2016

CandleThe Lord needed a special Angel to help pour sunshine, rain and snow. We'll remember you every time the sun shines, every time it rains and every single time it snows.

Scott Chamberland on Jun 12, 2016

CandlePlease accept my Deepest Sympathies

The Stogdill Family on Jun 10, 2016

CandleLaura and family
It's so hard to believe Kinsee was taking so soon. I will always remember her smiling face,and putting her heart into everything she did. She will definitely be missed by the class of 2020 and my daughter Taylor who they were friends. My thoughts and prayers are with you and ur family.

Linda & Wade Ash on Jun 10, 2016

CandleWe are so sorry for your loss of Kinsee. We will keep the family in our prayers. May God wrap is arms around each of you during this difficult time and give you all the strength now and the days ahead.

Debra Halbfass on Jun 10, 2016

CandleI never had the chance to meet Kinder. Heard a lot of her from my grandson Gage Reed. They were dating. He would be texting her or talked to her on the phone and I would tease him. Of course I would get her name wrong and he sure would correct me. I'm so glad that he had the chance to have had a special spot in his heart for her. I'm so sorry this has happened to such a young lady. There are no words that can explain how it feels to lose a child. I lost a child many years ago. Remember she is in a better place and God has plans for her

Tammi King on Jun 10, 2016

CandleI have not had the pleasure of meeting any of your family other than Nathan, who was school friends with my son, Jake King. Nathan, I'm sorry as I'm certain your heart must be hurting so badly right now, I don't have any words that could be of any true comfort right now, maybe at a later time. My memory is that you didn't mind staying home with Kinsee as most teenage boys probably would, so she must have been as special as you always said she was. One day Nathan said," I don't babysit, I Kinsee sit, there's a difference." May God watch and help your families through this trying time.

Phil and Laurel Eason on Jun 10, 2016

Laura and family, Lowell and Kay, we are broken hearted with you in the loss of Kinsee. We remember seeing her around Red Oak when she was a little girl. We want you to know our thoughts and prayers will be with you in the days and weeks ahead. Phil and Laurie Eason, Bellevue, NE.

Josh Eggers on Jun 10, 2016

CandleSo many knocks at the front door, met with her smiling and joyful face looking in at me... asking if Baylee and Maddie could play? It was a blessing to watch them all grow up with each other. To see a neighborhood full of the joys of childhood and friendship. It still hasn't fully hit me that this wonderful young lady was called home so early. I'm truly heartbroken and cannot begin to express how sorry I am for her family, friends, teammates and all who grieve. With such loss, it's hard to be thankful. But I am. Thankful she was a part of my children's lives, a kind, genuine, and joyful friend for both of them, and a wonderful sister. Be at peace.

Terry & Ann Snyder on Jun 10, 2016

CandleWe are sorry to hear about your daughter, Kinsee.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Janet Buzzard on Jun 10, 2016

We are deeply saddened by the passing of Kinsee who was a truly beautiful person. She was always so kind to others and a joy to be around. She had such a beautiful smile. She told me just a few months ago how much she loved to run. Kinsee was in our church choir and very active in our church along with her wonderful family. Our hearts are broken, and we ask God to wrap his loving arms around all of Kinsee's family and friends and comfort them and bring them peace. Our very deepest sympathy.

Kelly Maynes on Jun 10, 2016

CandleI am so sorry for your tremendous loss. I will always remember Kinsee as the little girl who lived behind me and loved to have chats at the fence and come over and play with our dogs. Since you moved I would see her at sporting events and she always took time to talk to me about how things were going. She was a beautiful young woman. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Anomuns on Jun 10, 2016

CandleI am so sorry kinsee will always be reamabered. I knew her when zhe came in the 4th grade. Thoughts and prayers to famly

Tracy ,Vannausdle on Jun 9, 2016

I am so so sorry. I will always remember Kinsee in my third grade class in Red Oak. She was such a sweetheart. My heart is aching for you. There are really no words. There is truly nothing worse than losing your child. My love to you all.

hunter schepper on Jun 9, 2016

Candlemy prayers and wishes during this hard time,

John A. 'JAG' Greenleaf on Jun 9, 2016

I'm saddened by your loss. I didn't know her, nor do I know any member of the family. This tragedy has struck the Shenandoah community.
I pray that our Lord and Savior will give you the love needed to work through your grieving process, and I know he will.
May Kinsee rest in peace, dear angel.

Cathy Burke-Irving on Jun 9, 2016

We may not have met in person but as a fellow member of the ARNG, I just want you to know our thoughts & prayers are with you & your family

Chris, Jo, Terry Phillips on Jun 9, 2016

CandleWe knew Kinsee through school sports, what a beautiful young lady was lost in Shenandoah today. Our prayers are with you. I can not imagine your pain. God watch over you.

Phillips Family Electric Family

Jan Stevenson on Jun 9, 2016

Our hearts go out to the Rooker family. I was lucky enough to be Kinsee's home room teacher in 6th grade and her art teacher part of her middle school years. Kinsee's was such a sweet, kind hearted girl, that is how I will remember her. Always a smile on her face. Our deepest sympathy goes out to her family!
Jan and Tom Stevenson

MaryAnn Vazzano on Jun 9, 2016

They say the hardest thing in the world is losing a parent. I can now say that isn't true. The hardest thing in the world is losing a child. Someone you raised and watched grow everyday. Someone you taught how to walk and talk. Someone you showed how to love. It's the worst thing to ever happen to anyone. My GRAND DAUGHTER passed away. She brought me so much joy. She was my everything. Those 18 months of being his mother taught me how to love unconditionally. We have to stop and be thankful for our children and children should stop and be thankful for their parents. Because, life is very short. Spend time with your parents and parents spend time with your children. Treat them well. Because, one day, when you look up from your phone, they won't be there anymore. What I truly learned most of all is, love everyday like it's your last. Because, one day, it will be. Take chances and go live life. Tell the ones you love, that you love them everyday. Don't take any moment for granted. Life is worth living.

JMChilders on Jun 9, 2016

CandleMy heart goes out to the Rooker family. Though I did not know you, I understand to some extent what your family may be going through, as we lost our beloved nephew just over 2 years ago. You don't have to know someone to pray for them and to push waves of strength and peace in their direction. May God hold you close and may your memories of Kinsee live on forever in your hearts and minds. Stay close to one another and lean on each other. I am praying for all of you.

Terry Ann Fetz on Jun 9, 2016

CandleKind of sad and shock to hear about this tradegy i have seen her from time to time when she come to Nishna Valley Christian Church for bible study and supper with us when she come with Gage Reed very sweet young girl love her smile my deepest sympathy goes out to her family and friend and school classmate and others who know her well and the city of Shenandoah you are not alone in this From a Deaf couple whom live in Shenandoah Terry ann and husband Ronald Ray Fetz

John Offenburger on Jun 9, 2016

My Thoughts and Prayers are with the Family.

Buck and Andy Clark and family on Jun 9, 2016

Our prayers and thoughts are with you all. Such a huge loss to a wonderful family.

Studey Family on Jun 8, 2016

Candleour thoughts & prayers are with you .

amanda madden on Jun 8, 2016

CandleDarin and Laura, you and your families are in the prayers and hearts of mine ðŸ'--

Paul & Helen Riley on Jun 8, 2016

Candlelaura & family, Lowell & Kay & family, We are so sad to learn of Kinsee's death. May her memories always remain in your hearts. Prayers & hugs sent your way!



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