The Eastern Mennonite University community was saddened to learn of the death of incoming student Kaitlin Aylor on Saturday, August 16, 2014. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends during this difficult time. Several cousins and a close friend are current or incoming students at EMU.
Kaitlin Aylor, 18, of Madison, Virginia, died of brain trauma and internal injuries on Aug. 16, 2014, as a result of an accident where she was thrown from the four-wheeler in which she was riding.
A 2014 graduate of Madison (Va.) County High School, Kaitlin was within seven days of heading 47 miles west from her home in Madison, to enter EMU and to play collegiate softball under the guidance of coach J.D. McCurdy.
Kaitlin’s parents, Sue and Robert Aylor, have asked that contributions be given to the EMU women’s softball team in her honor, in recognition of Kaitlin’s excitement about playing softball at EMU.
A funeral service will take place on Tuesday, August 19, at 11 a.m., at Etlan United Methodist Church in Etlan, Virginia.
Checks may be made out to “EMU softball” and mailed to: 1200 Park Road, Harrisonburg, Virginia 22802. Please write “Kaitlin Aylor Memorial” in the memo line.