Katelyn Markham's friends planning memorials, remembrances

FAIRFIELD, Ohio - Katelyn Markham's friends have stepped up with ideas for memorials and remembrances for the Fairfield woman who disappeared in 2011. Her remains were found April 7.

Kaite Lewis, a friend from Fairfield High School and former next-door neighbor, is hoping to raise $5,000 to fund a memorial and help Markham's family with funeral expenses.

"My goal is to set up a place in Fairfield where friends and family can go to feel her spirit and remember the person she was. I am trying to contact the city to see if we can put a garden someplace with a trellis and plaque for her. I want a place where people can pay their respects," Lewis said.

You can contribute at http://www.gofundme.com/2kpvtc

Other ideas include:

• Posting ribbons and bows around Fairfield to show community support for Markham's family.

• An art sculpture and an exhibit of Markham's artwork. She was a student at the Art Institute of Ohio-Cincinnati when she disappeared.

Texas Equusearch, which organized searches for Markham, plans to place a marker at the site where her remains were found in Cedar Grove, Ind.

Markham's family is also planning a memorial event, with details to come.

Friends are posting to two Facebook pages at https://www.facebook.com/MissingKatelynMarkham?ref=ts&fref=ts  and https://www.facebook.com/pages/Katelyn-Markhams-Disappearance-Considering-Everything/156483891100350


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