Briella Katelyn Chaney

April 28, 2021 – June 11, 2021


Briella Katelyn Chaney blessed this world on April 28, 2021. She was born to Brett and Rachel Chaney of Geneva, and was welcomed home by two older brothers, Braylon and Grayson. She left this world gently into the arms of Jesus, while surrounded by her family, on June 11, 2021, at Children’s Hospital, in Omaha, after a brief illness, at the age of six weeks and two days.

Briella brought joy and happiness to everyone she touched. During her short visit on earth, she enjoyed nursing time, soft blankets, showing off her dimples, her binky, dressing up in big bows, snuggles from her brothers, kisses from Hunter-dog and being held close by her family and friends. She was baptized at Children’s Hospital on June 9, 2021. She was the answer to her parent’s prayers. She was a little miracle, as she was conceived through an IVF embryo transfer and she completed her family.

Briella is survived by her parents, Brett and Rachel Chaney; brothers, Braylon and Grayson of Geneva; paternal grandparents, Mike and Katie Chaney of Geneva; maternal grandparents, Rick and Lori Sheehan of Friend; uncle, Drew Chaney; and cousins, Jackson and Brooke of Geneva; uncle, David Sheehan of Greenwood, South Carolina; aunt, Sarah and Kelvin Mitchell; cousin, Wilder of Friend; and great-grandmother, Pat Chaney of Syracuse.

Briella is preceded in death by her great-grandparents, Glenn and DeeAnn Schwisow, Richard Chaney, Lee and Ann Roth and Dick and Betty Sheehan.

Briella was loved by all who met her, and will be greatly missed … and to think, the first thing she saw when her little eyes opened was the face of Jesus.

A funeral service for Briella was June 17 at the United Methodist Church in Geneva. There were three special music selections for the service, “Baby Mine” by Allison Krauss, “Precious Child” by Karen Taylor-Good and “You Are My Sunshine” by Jasmine Thompson. A graveside service was conducted following the funeral service at the Geneva Public Cemetery. Memorial contributions are suggested to the family to be designated at a later date. Condolences may be left for the family at


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