Renee Krato dead at 16

Renee2Renee Krato, 16, daughter of Mike Krato passed away this morning at a hospital in Independence MO.  She had gone to Kansas City with her dad, Mike and step mom Gail for a wheelchair softball tournament that Mike played in. 
After the tournament on Saturday, they returned to their hotel in Independence.  Renee headed down to the swimming pool somewhere around 9 pm.  After 20 or 30 minutes, Gail and Mike were getting ready to go down there too when the paramedics knocked on their door.  Someone had spotted her floating in the pool.  They pulled her out and began CPR while someone else called 911.  They rushed her to the hospital but they couldn’t revive her.  She was put on a ventilator to help her breathe.  Her mom and the rest of her family arrived during the night.  Tests concluded there was no brain activity and she was non-responsive. They removed the life support and she passed away this morning (Monday).

The family is donating her organs so other people might live.

Funeral arangements:
   Visitation Thursday, July 2, 1009 from 2–8 pm at Stygar & Son 13980 New Halls Ferry Rd in Florissant.
   Funeral Friday, July 3, 2009 at 11 am at Chapel of the Cross Church 11645 Benham Rd (behind Christian Northeast).

(In case you don’t know, Mike Krato is married to Pat Heacock’s sister Gail.)

Update:  Here is Renee’s obituary notice:

3 thoughts on “Renee Krato dead at 16”

  1. That really sucks. My deepest sympathies to the family and friends. I hope they’re comforted and surrounded by the good people they need in their lives right now, and always.

  2. Really wanted to make it by the visitation today, but worked later than I’d hoped (and I work in the city, with terrible traffic). Just couldn’t get by. My thoughts and prayers are very much with the whole family this week, though. Just wanted to say that.

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