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Karla Isabelle Ruth "Karly" Sheehan
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Birth: Jan. 4, 2002
Benton County
Oregon, USA
Death: Jun. 3, 2005
Benton County
Oregon, USA

Karly was systematically tortured over a period of many months before her death at the hands of her mother's boyfriend.

She is survived by her father, David Sheehan (pictured at her gravesite to the the right) and mother, Sarah Sheehan.

"Grow, little flower, Reach for the light
Your sweet little spirit, Forever will bloom
Glow, little star, Tucked into the heavens,
Cradled with care, In the curve of the moon
Blow, little leaf, To a beautiful someplace
Safe in the sheltering, Arms of a breeze
Know, precious Karly, That you'll always be with us
Forever held close, In our love's memories

Karly, you were joy incarnate and beauty divine. We will all miss you so much."

Corvallis Gazette-Times Obituary, June 8th, 2005

"Karly's murder was a tragedy that cannot be remedied," said Sara Gelser (D-Corvallis) who was the chief sponsor of the legislation in 2007. "However, Karly's legacy is that children in Oregon are safer today because of legislation passed in her memory. Because of Karly, more children are able to get the help they need when they need it. Fewer children are left to languish for months or years in abusive environments."

Karly's Law requires that a child receive medical attention within 48 hours if that child is found to have suspicious physical injuries in the course of a child abuse investigation. In addition, investigators are required to photograph suspicious injuries and ensure that those photos are seen by a physician and others involved in the child's case."

Bend Weekly March, 2009

God bless this little angel child, whose pleas for help went unanswered, and whose legacy has been that the pleas of many more will been answered in her name.

Created by: A Derifield
Record added: Mar 29, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 87631295
Karla Isabelle Ruth Karly Sheehan
Added by: A Derifield
Karla Isabelle Ruth Karly Sheehan
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Karla Isabelle Ruth Karly Sheehan
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- Gail LeDuc
 Added: Jan. 14, 2015

- for those that remain
 Added: Oct. 12, 2014
♥♥JESUS LOVES THE LITTLE CHILDREN♥♥....To live in the hearts of others, is to live forever!...An Angel in the Book Of Life, Wrote down Karla's birth, She whispered as she closed the book..."Too beautiful for Earth"
- Angel
 Added: Jun. 15, 2014
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