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Makalyn Aubert

March 4, 2013 — July 31, 2020

Rossville- Makalyn Isabelle Aubert, 7, passed away Friday, July 31, 2020 at St. Louis Children’s Hospital. She was born March 4th, 2013 in St. Louis, the daughter of Kenneth M. and Melissa A. Marple Aubert. Makalyn was diagnosed before she was born with Congenital Heart Defects. Her heart was backwards, on the right side of her chest and had only one pumping chamber. Makalyn was recently at SLCH for her 3rd heart surgery, the Fontan.

Makalyn just completed First grade at Rossville Grade School.  Purple and turquoise are her two favorite colors.  Makalyn’s favorite food is queso!  Her favorite movies are “Wonder” and “The Greatest Showman”. Makalyn loved spending time with friends, playing T-Ball, eating at Qudoba and Texas Roadhouse, camping, going swimming, and making bracelets for others. She loved school, especially her teachers.  Makalyn enjoyed playing Uno, riding her go-cart, watching Paw Patrol, reading Junie B. Jones books, texting, FaceTime, calling people, riding her bike, and delivering May Day baskets.  Makalyn especially loved dressing as a twin with Klaire, fishing with Kelby, Rossville cheerleaders and Jr. Dawg cheer camps, and cooking treats to take to the neighbors.  Her best buds were Milo, her Boston terrier, and Otis and Boomer, her two cats.  Makalyn had a special way of attracting people to her and always Marched Fourth (March 4th) to whatever life dealt her.  Our little Hummingbird will truly be missed.

Makalyn could not be an organ donor, but the family encourages everyone to consider becoming one.

Makalyn was preceded in death by great-grandparents, Butch and Beth Marple, Art Dawson, Hermina and Dave Hawley, James Aubert, and Leonard and Minnie Kuehler.

Survivors include her parents Kenneth and Melissa Aubert, siblings Kelby and Klaire of Rossville, grandparents Ben and Carol Marple, Wakarusa, Marvin and Betty Aubert, St. Marys, great grand-mother Henrietta Aubert, St. Marys, Uncle Keith (Jenna) Aubert; Aunt Molly (David) Drimmel; Uncle Jay Marple; cousins Bailey, Isaac, and Keira Aubert, and Carter, Ruby, and Mabel Drimmel.

Although Mass of Christian Burial will be private it will be recorded and will be available on Makalyn’s page on the Piper Funeral Home’s Website on Monday, August 10, 2020 at 10:30 A.M.  Family and Friends are invited to pay their respects to Makalyn and her family by driving through St. Stanislaus Catholic Church parking lot after 12:00 P.M on Monday (please enter the North drive and exit the far South drive). The family also encourages you to visit the Simmerwell Family Cemetery (located east of 5524 SW 85th Street), where there will be Makalyn signs marking the drive to pay your respects in the weeks to come.  Memorial Contributions may be made to The Coopers Cause Foundation (a foundation that has helped the family with Makalyn’s medical bills) or in Makalyn’s name for a piece of playground equipment for the Rossville Grade School and sent in care of Piper Funeral Home, 714 Maple Street, St. Marys, KS 66536. To leave online condolences, please go to

CHD Awareness Poem

Your help is needed
and that's not all.
We need awareness
for the little and small

We need your help
to spread the word...
of congenital heart defects
for little have heard!

This is a deadly defect,
affecting many that are born,
turning lives upside down...

Congenital heart defects,
known as CHD's
are the #1 birth defect,
but a hidden disease

Doses of medicine,
many times a day
for a little child,
that can't run or play
her little heart,
can't take the stress,
her little body
just needs to rest

A little baby
that struggles to eat,
with tiny blue lips
and hands and feet
A mother stands by
her baby's grave,
praying through research
others will be saved!

Written by - Angela Brooks

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Private Mass of Christian Burial

Monday, August 10, 2020

Starts at 10:30 am

St. Stanislaus Catholic Church (Rossville)


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