Kara Finley Chasteen

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Kara Finley Chasteen, a beloved daughter, sister, granddaughter, aunt, niece, and friend. She was born on October 29, 1988, in Danville, KY, and tragically passed away on May 19, 2024, at the age of 35.

Kara will forever be remembered for her infectious smile, her love for her dogs Michi & Izzy, and her selfless and kind nature. She dedicated herself to supporting breast cancer awareness and was a passionate advocate for the cause. Her family meant the world to her, and she cherished her role as an amazing aunt, especially to her nieces and nephews whom she adored. Kara shared a special bond with Elliot “Kiddo” and Eiylah “Baby Kiddo,” creating unforgettable memories with all of her nieces and nephews.

Kara was a dedicated mental health technician, and she poured her heart into caring for children. She leaves behind a legacy of compassion, selflessness, and unwavering support. Kara was preceded in death by her grandmother Annette Roberson and aunt MaryAnn Moore.

She will be deeply missed by her mother Michelle Finley, father Mickey Chasteen, siblings Hailey Glasscock, Hunter (Dez) Glasscock, Kylie Chasteen, and Kaylah (Jeff) Johnson, her grandparents Denzil and Betty Finley, Janice Burdette and Steve Chasteen, her aunts Brittany (Matt) Finley-Richards, Bridget Finley, and Brandi (Jake) Finley, uncles Alan (Kristie) Finley, Rodney Finley, Nelson (Tabitha) Finley, and Jason Chasteen, her nieces and nephews Elliot Muse, Eiylah Jaye Glasscock, Hadlee Glasscock, MaKennah Johnson, Landon Johnson, Stori Johnson, and Seirrah LoRe and numerous beloved cousins and friends who meant the world to her.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 4 pm, Tuesday, May 28, 2024, at Stith Funeral Home in Junction City with a Time of Remembrance at 6 p.m. at Stith Funeral Home, Junction City with Rev. Jeffrey Finley officiating. Burial will be in Chasteen Cemetery, Berea, Kentucky

As we mourn her passing, let us also celebrate the beautiful soul that she was and cherish the memories that will forever remain in our hearts. Kara’s spirit will continue to live on in the lives she touched, and her legacy will inspire us all to be a little kinder, a little more loving, and a little more compassionate.

Memorial donations are suggested to https://www.tmcfunding.com/funds/kara-finley-chasteen-fundraiser/10229/




Celebration of Life: May 28, 2024 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Stith Funeral Home - Junction City
506 West Shelby Street
Junction City, KY 40440

(859) 854-3322

Time of Remembrance: May 28, 2024 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Stith Funeral Home - Junction City
506 West Shelby Street
Junction City, KY 40440

(859) 854-3322

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  1. Heaven gained a sweet soul. Kara was a friend of my daughter’s and she was such a sweet girl and had a beautiful smile. Many prayers for her family and friends. May she rest in peace.

  2. I’m am heartbroken 💔 to hear this. So tragic. My sincere condolences to all the family and friends who loved her. Love you guys

  3. She was such a beautiful young woman. Prayers for the family and all who loved her. So very sorry 😞

  4. I am so sorry 😢 Kara is beautiful 🤩 anyone that knew Kara would miss her, she was so sweet and loved 🥰

  5. Finleys, you are always in my heart and always in my thoughts. Michelle, I am SO very sorry. Hugs to you. ❤️

  6. Kara was the sweetest soul I’ve ever met and one of the best friends I’ve ever had. I will miss her greatly but I cherish all the good memories. I love you Kara! 🩷 prayers for all her family and friends.

  7. Sherry and I didn’t get to know you as an adult but you one precious young’un. We loved keeping you in the nursery and pray you are resting in God’s embrace. Prayers for you Michelle and all her family. Love and hugs to all.

  8. We are heartbroken to hear of Kara’s passing. She was such a pleasure to watch grow up to be come a beautiful and kind person . Prayers Janice, Steve, Mickey, Jason and all of the other families that loved her so much ❤️

  9. Kara was so good and caring. She made a hard shift better just by being there, with her smile and uplifting attitude. She definitely touched and helped a lot of ppl in her short time here. My condolences, love and prayers to her family.

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