Jaymie Chantelle “Sissy” Grahlman

Jaymie Chantelle “Sissy” Grahlman

Logansport, Cass County, Indiana, USA
Death 6 Apr 2003 (aged 6)
Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa, USA
Burial Logansport, Cass County, Indiana, USA
Memorial ID 10390057 · View Source
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Jaymie Chantelle Grahlman was born October 30, 1996, the daughter of Jay Ernest Grahlman and Shannon Christine Salmons.

Jay, 38, and 6-year-old Jaymie died from injuries sustained in a late-night fire set at their Cedar Rapids home on Saturday, April 5, 2003. Jaymie — whose autopsy report included a number of pathologic diagnoses — died Sunday, April 6, after being removed from life support. Jay died the following Wednesday, April 9, from complications due to burns he sustained in the fire.

Also in the home at the time of the fire was Jay’s girlfriend, Vickie Reed, 32, Reed’s daughters, Kylie Reed, 9, Nicole Reed, 7, and Grahlman’s youngest daughter Ida Mae Grahlman, 3, whose mother, “Monica,” was in Mexico. Reed told the press she pulled Jay and three of the girls to safety but couldn't find Jaymie. Jay ran back into the burning home in search of his daughter, and his unsuccessful efforts cost him his own life.

Firefighters found Jaymie Sunday morning in the home's bathtub, stretched out on her back, face up, almost as if she'd peacefully gone to sleep amidst the frenzied goings-on around her. The double homicide remains unsolved.

Jaymie was survived by her mother, Shannon Salmons of Logansport, Indiana; two brothers, Jarrod Thomas Salmons and Jesse Stephens Salmons of Logansport; two half sisters, Leanna of Bettendorf and Ida Mae of Cedar Rapids; a half brother, Boseck, of Bettendorf; her maternal grandmother, Lahoma Salmons of Logansport, Indiana; maternal great-grandmother, Edna Clay, North Lewisburg, Ohio; two uncles, Scott Salmons and his wife, Angie of Martensdale, Iowa and Steve Salmons and his wife, Lori of Des Moines; one aunt, Cheryl Schroder, Logansport; four cousins, Calvin Salmons, Stephen Salmons and Brandon Shephard, all of Logansport, and Heather Salmons, Monticello.

In addition to her father’s death three days after her own, Jaymie was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, Calvin Salmons, and one sister, Katie Christine Salmons.

Services for both Jay and Jaymie were held at the Rettig Funeral home in Tripoli, Iowa, and then both caskets taken to Rose Hill Cemetery in Fredericksburg, Iowa in Chickasaw County where Jay was buried next to his brother, Chuck, and his mother, Ida Mae.

Following the graveside services, Jaymie’s casket was returned to the Rettig Funeral Home, where her mother Shannon Salmons — who’d secured permission to bury Jaymie in Indiana — picked up her daughter for their final trip home.

After private services, Jaymie was buried in Ever-Rest Memorial Park on April 14, 2003.

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