Kailee Nicole (Blackman) Raines

August 20, 1993 - January 24, 2020

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Wednesday, January 29, 2:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Young Family Funeral Home - Kendallville Chapel


Kailee Nicole (Blackman) Raines, 26, of Kendallville died Friday, January 24, 2020.

She was born August 20, 1993, in Fort Wayne to Jon and Cyndi (Lehman) Blackman.

She was a 2012 graduate of East Noble High School in Kendallville, where she was a four-year show choir member and participated in the theatre.

On March 17, 2019, she married Tyler Raines. He survives in Kendallville.

Mrs. Raines was a catering assistant manager at Potbelly Sandwiches in Fort Wayne.

Kailee loved cats. She also enjoyed reading and listening to her favorite music. No matter the situation, she always was helpful to her family and friends.

Also surviving are her mother and stepfather, Cyndi and Ben Fetrow of Kendallville; her father and stepmother, Jon and Amanda Blackman of Kendallville; two brothers, Nikolas Blackman of Kendallville and Sebastian (Devin Hensley) Griffiths of Kendallville; a nephew, Spencer Griffiths; maternal grandparents, Cherris and Louie Lehman of Kendallville and Mary and Buzz Deeds of Macy; and paternal grandparents, David and Carol Blackman of Kendallville and James and Roselyn Wells of Auburn.

Visitation will be Wednesday, January 29, 2020, from 2 to 7 p.m. at Young Family Funeral Home, Kendallville Chapel, 222 South State Street, Kendallville.

Funeral services will be private.

Preferred memorials are to Club Recovery, 1110 Dowling Street, Kendallville, Indiana, 46755.

View a video tribute after Wednesday or share memories and condolences at www.youngfamilyfuneralhome.com

Guest Book

Anna Hartman
January 30th, 2020 12:19pm
Auburn. IN

Dear Amanda & Jon, Sending prayers of comfort and peace during this difficult time. I do not know your pain my brother did say that losing a child was the most difficult thing he had ever gone through. Praying that peace and comfort will come at the moments you need them most. Anna

Sharon Pugh
January 29th, 2020 5:42pm
Ft. Wayne

To Jon and Amanda, and Jailer's family, I had planned to see you and offer my condolences in person, but I am unable to come. My heart goes out to you and your family. There are no words for your loss.

Brett & Terri Edwards
January 29th, 2020 4:50pm

Cyndi, we are keeping you in our thoughts. No words, just keep your head up. Brett & Terri

Jim and Karen Parks
January 29th, 2020 3:30pm

We are keeping your family in our prayers as you are mourning the loss of one so precious. May God give you peace and comfort. We are so very sorry you are going through this hearbreak.

Brittany champion
January 29th, 2020 4:01am
Fort wayne

My dearest kailee. You will be truly missed. No words can explain how wonderful of a women you are. So bright and bubbly no matter what you were going through. You gave me lots of laughs. Not only were you my bestest friend in the whole world but also my sons god mother. I'll always remeber our times we had we love you so. Rest easy baby girl. My heart and prayers go out to all the family.

Brittney Clark
January 29th, 2020 1:44am
Fort Wayne

This is seriously so heart breaking to hear. My heart breaks for the family, especially the parents and her husband. I couldn’t ever imagine. You and I wasn’t close but we’ve talked a few times & when I stayed with amber you was always there and you always talked to me & always said something to the babies. You was so excited when bray was born. You were an amazing woman inside and out and just had a smile that brightened the room. You’ll truly be missed! Rest Easy & Fly High 🥰😭

Russell and Bonnie DeCamp
January 29th, 2020 12:25am

Our sincere sympathy to the family of Kailee.

Ken & Leah Baranowski
January 28th, 2020 11:21pm

Dear Blackmans, We are saddened to hear of your loss. Please know that you and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers as you go through this sad time. Praying for all of you to find peace.

Paul and Sherri DeLong
January 28th, 2020 1:37am
Churubusco, IN

Our hearts and prayers go out to all of you. May God continue to comfort you with the knowledge Kailee is home in eternity with Him and will someday be reunited with you. 🙏

Patsy Sokol
January 28th, 2020 12:44am
Lebanon, In

Jon and family, My heart breaks for all of you for your loss. I know you are so heartbroken also. My prayers are with you all for peace and comfort. God bless. Patsy

Tonya McMahan
January 27th, 2020 9:41pm
North Carolina

My heart breaks for your whole family, I am so very sorry for your loss. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. RIP precious Kailee you will be sorely missed by all who've known you and loved you.

Carolyn Baker
January 27th, 2020 9:03pm
Fort Wayne Indiana

Omg im so hurt to see this in gonna miss you so much you always made my day brighter and you'll never be forgotten... I love you my Kaileona

Jayla Hicks
January 27th, 2020 4:56pm
Fort Wayne, IN

Bug, I can’t lie I don’t know how to make sense of you being gone..when I found out it was someone sending me a message on Facebook telling me that my best friend was gone and I was in shock..Kailee my brain literally couldn’t and still can’t process the fact that I’m never gonna talk to you or see you again. What messed me up the most is when I got that message on Facebook telling me that you were gone..someone else was also in my inbox, you. I still haven’t opened the message to be honest and I don’t know when or if I ever will. I don’t know if I can. I miss you so much bug you are my beautiful best friend Kailee Nicole you and I have been putting up with each other’s craziness since 5th grade....you were one day away from graduation and only a couple of weeks away from being completely free and we were supposed to get together and catch up and you have NO IDEA HOW BADLY I NEEDED THAT...I haven’t seen you since my aunt Betty passed away last year and you know I still haven’t been able to deal with that and heal from that healthily. I don’t know how I’m gonna make it the rest of my life in this world without having you here to help me make sense of all the bullshit and to smack me back down to reality whenever I’m screwing up...I love you and I miss you so unbelievably much. So, so much..I love you my beautiful best friend, my bug lovebug. Rest in peace babygirl I know you’re finally free, finally. Watch over all of us especially your beautiful momma and ben and dude and spencer and nick ....watch over all of us and I just hope you’re okay now wherever you are and I hope you know that you are loved babygirl so so so so loved beautiful. They say only the good die young. Why’d it have to be you?! You were just getting started bug. Rest easy babygirl.

Brandy Miller
January 27th, 2020 2:43pm
Fort Wayne

My heart aches, missing her so much. I am keeping you all in my heart, thoughts, and prayers

Evelyn Smith
January 27th, 2020 7:15am

So sorry for the loss of such a sweet and beautiful young lady she isn't struggling now and I am sending prayers and love to the family God has a purpose and I know it will be hard go easy on yourself and remember all your great memories of Kailee God bless

Taylor Skinner
January 27th, 2020 4:23am

I will forever miss her beautiful voice! She inspired be so much in showchoir to never give up!

Lora Colvard
January 27th, 2020 3:52am

Kailee, you will be so very missed. I don’t have the words to say right now, but you were always there for me. In middle school and high school and after school we kept in touch. Your memory will live on. Rest In Peace.

Jasmine rushford
January 27th, 2020 3:11am
Fort Wayne

Kailee you where such a wonderful person inside and out loved making other smile and couldn’t stand to not see the ones you cared about happy you are definitely gonna be missed baby girl r.i.p.

Kim Hoover
January 27th, 2020 2:49am

Kailee was such a ray of light. So glad i had the pleasure to know her. Praying for you all.

Nichole Miller
January 27th, 2020 2:12am

I remember how sweet and full of spunk when I babysat you and nikolas. My heart breaks for your loved ones. You'll be truly missed

Emily Arnold
January 27th, 2020 12:57am
Anderson IN

Kailee I dont even know what to say you were such an amazing person and friend always trying to help everyone else you had such an amazing heart . We both have been there for eachother through some rough and hard times in our lives and I could never thank you enough for EVERYTHING you've done for me you're one of the best friends I've ever had and you'll always be in my heart you changed my life in so many ways and so many other peoples and you'll truly be missed Rest in Paradise beautiful I love you and miss you Kailee 💜💜

Trisha (Honaker) Lalancette
January 27th, 2020 12:12am
Wolcottville, IN

To All of Kailee’s Loved Ones, please accept my sincere condolences.

Chelsea Walsh
January 26th, 2020 11:52pm

Prayerse go out to the family and friends and forever be missed you always had a smile on your face we were close but we did go to school together my heart goes out again to the family and friends rest in peace. U will forever be missed

Chelsea Walsh
January 26th, 2020 11:49pm

Prayerse go out to the family and friends and forever be missed you always had a smile on your face we were close but we did go to school together my heart goes out again to the family and friends rest in peace. U will forever be missed

Melinda Toler
January 26th, 2020 11:46pm
Hanover Wv

I am so sorry. Love you.

Heather Jeffers
January 26th, 2020 10:38pm

Rest in Paradise where all your weaknesses and temptations are no longer around you and you can be free! My heart goes out to your family and friends; you will be dearly missed, Kailee! Thank you for always being kind to me when we interacted. We may not have been close, but we were friends. You are a beautiful soul gone way too soon!

Katerina Phillips- Blackburn
January 26th, 2020 10:18pm

Kailee I will miss you so much.. I know you're at peace now and looking over your family...I'm so sorry I couldn't help you.. love you girl

Kristy Prine
January 26th, 2020 9:48pm
Fort Wayne

Kailee you was taken way to soon. You will be greatly missed. You have touched so many lifes in your short life. We will all miss your beautiful smile and the way you lit up the room. You are now with Anna. We now have 2 beautiful guardian angels watching over all of us. Please give Anna a hug for me. Life will truly never been the same without you and Anna in it. We all love and miss you so much. R.I.H baby girl.

Kyra Rabe
January 26th, 2020 9:46pm
Fort Wayne

I love you Beastie. You've made such a positive impact on my life, and you shined light everywhere you went. You're a beautiful being that can never be unnoticed. I pray that God bless your soul and your family 😘😘

Peter and Mandy English
January 26th, 2020 9:39pm
Carmel, IN

I'm so sad that my birthday neice is gone. Praying God's comfort for all who knew her.

January 26th, 2020 9:16pm

Kai where do I begin I have known you for some years seen you go thru so much seen you struggling seen you succeed I'm so upset about this please rest easy up there . I love you kailee

Trinity Moore
January 26th, 2020 9:11pm
Fort Wayne

KayKay: I love you so much Beautiful. You will forever be in my heart and mind. I had never met someone as amazing, free, kind and understanding. She was the light in my life. I dont know how to do this without you .. But im going to take it day by day. I love and miss you SO much Best Friend. Fly High Babygirl. Watch over me and Tristyn and your Mama and brothers and nephew. We all love and miss you. Till the World Blows Kailee Nicole. 💙💙💙

Paula Thatcher
January 26th, 2020 9:07pm

My deepest sympathy goes to your family. I can’t imagine the hurt you feel. She was a beautiful girl. Praying for all of you.!!!

Amber Terry
January 26th, 2020 9:03pm

Kailee will be missed dearly!! I grew up with Kailee ever since we was little kids!! Love you hun RIP

Chelsey Gamble
January 26th, 2020 9:01pm

Always in my memory! Prayers to the family I am so sorry for your loss.

Corinne Donat Zuege
January 26th, 2020 8:52pm
Louisville KY

I’m sorry about your loss. I will be thinking of your family in the coming days. May Kailee Rest In Eternal Peace.

Amy Terry
January 26th, 2020 8:48pm

My heart goes out to all family and friends of Kailee. May you find peace and strength during this difficult time.

Sam Williams
January 26th, 2020 8:42pm
Fort Wayne, In

Our prayers with you for the whole family . May God give you comfort in this time of loss