Kelsey Lynn Smith, 29, of Olathe, KS suddenly and unexpectedly passed away while at home, on January 19th, 2019. Kelsey was the daughter of John and Kathy Sandstrom. She was born on June 13th, 1989 in Topeka, KS.
She graduated from Lyndon High School, Lyndon, KS in 2007. Kelsey received her bachelor’s degree in education from Kansas State University in 2012. Her first year of teaching was in Arizona for 4th grade before returning to Kansas City. Since then, she has taught 7th grade mathematics at Pleasant Ridge Middle School in Overland Park, KS. On January 7th, 2017 she was joined in marriage to Tanner Smith. They had a son, Wyatt Douglas Smith on March 5th, 2018. Kelsey was 10 weeks pregnant with their second son, Lane Mitchell Smith. She was preceded in death by her father John Sandstrom, on July 18th, 2003; and her grandfather, “Papa” James Pollom on August 28, 2014.
Kelsey is survived by her husband Tanner, son Wyatt and faithful dog Charlie all of the home. She is also survived by her Grandmother, Thelma Pollom of Topeka, KS; mother, Kathy Sandstrom of Lyndon, KS; brothers Blake (Kelly) Sandstrom of Austin, TX, and Cole Sandstrom of Lyndon KS; beloved nieces Madison Sandstrom and Hannah Turner; and nephew Payton Sandstrom.
In celebration of Kelsey’s life, we will host a visitation on Friday, January 25th at Westbrooke Church, 9777 Antioch Road, Overland Park, KS 66212 from 5:30-7:30pm. Funeral Services will be at 10:00 am. Saturday, January 26th also at Westbrooke Church. Kelsey’s cremated remains will be laid to rest at Alpine Cemetery in Olivet, KS. in the near future. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to charity. If you would like to join us, we have established a Go Fund Me Page: https://www.gofundme.com/in-memory-of-kelsey-smith
Your contributions will be shared with charities chosen to reflect Kelsey’s beliefs and passions.