Classmates Honor Girl Killed by July 4 Stray Bullet

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KANSAS CITY, Mo.— On July 4, 2011, 11-year-old Blair Lane was killed by a stray bullet in her relatives’ backyard. She was watching fireworks with family at a home near 43rd and Pittman when she was hit in the neck with a fatal bullet.

Blair would have been a 6th grader at Nativity of Mary Catholic School. On Thursday, her classmates, teachers, friends and family remembered her life in a special service. Hundreds turned out to remember the girl many described as kind-hearted and energetic.

After the service family and classmates released nine doves in Blair’s memory. It was a tribute her mom said is giving her strength to push forward.

“It is a huge honor and an amazing blessing and the feeling of love, not only in the sanctuary, but everywhere is just so abundant, not just here, we feel it everywhere we go,” said Michele Shanahan-Demoss, mother.

Blair may have only been 11 years old, but she’s leaving behind a rich legacy. gives socks to kids in need.

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