Kayla Maye Spangler, age 17 of Metamora, Indiana lost her courageous battle with Glioblastoma brain cancer on December 6, 2022 surrounded with her family. Kayla was born at Langley AFB in Hampton, Virginia on March 31, 2005, the daughter of Lindsey Mauck Spangler and the late Petty Officer First Class Jacob Carlin Spangler.
Kayla is a 2022 graduate of Franklin County High School where she participated in JAG, volunteered in the school food bank and she was crowned Homecoming Queen her senior year which meant the world to her.
She loved animals, specifically wolves and enjoyed the private viewing she was gifted from Wolf Creek Habitat. She was a genuine free spirited soul with a quick wit who always worried more about everybody else than herself. Even though she battled cancer for over 2 years, she never let it bring her down and always had a positive attitude and outlook on life. She didn’t let a terminal disease stop her from pursuing her dreams. La loved to travel and through Make A Wish, Lauren Hill’s Foundation and South Central Indiana’s Hospice, those dreams came true. Another dream fulfilled, during her graduation, she was presented with a personal video message from her favorite actor-idol “The Rock” Dwayne Johnson.
In addition to her mother, her memories will be forever cherished by a sister, Bailey Raye Spangler and a brother, Caleb Carlin Spangler. She will be thought of often by her paternal grandparents, Pat Carlin Spangler and Thomas Gary Spangler and wife Darlene, maternal grandfather Marlo “Chip” Mauck.
Besides her father, she is preceded in death by an uncle Eric “Spanky” Spangler.
Friends may gather with the family on December 10, 2022, from 12:00 noon until 2:00 pm at Crosspointe Biker Church, 1130 E Baseline Road, Connersville. Funeral services will be conducted by Pastor Chris Lovett at 2:00 pm.
Memorial contributions can be made to Wolf Creek Habitat.
Urban Winkler Funeral Home is honored to assist Kayla’s family with her arrangements.