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Memorial services set for Thon volunteer/child Kayla Nakonechni

The family of Kayla Nakonechni released times and days for her viewing and funeral.

Nakonechni’s viewing will be 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Lawrence Gabriel Funeral Homes, located at 2 Hospital St. in Carbondale.

Her funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, located at 15 Fallbrook St. in Carbondale.

Nakonechni graduated from Penn State with a degree in biology. She volunteered for Thon during her time at school and was an independent dancer in Thon 2013, six months before she was diagnosed with brain cancer.

She survived the disease for more than two years and became a Thon and Four Diamonds child.

“Thank you all so much for your thoughts, wishes, and prayers,” her family said in a Facebook post Thursday. “It is truly amazing to see how far Kayla’s impact spread during her time with us.”

The family asked that visitors allow “ample time” to park due to expected large turnouts each day.

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