The family of 56-year-old Rhonda Kiler, whose body was recovered in her burning home on November 18, has started a GoFundMe page to help cover the cost of funeral and burial expenses.

The page was created by Kiler’s cousin, Jenni Pettyjohn.

On the page, Pettyjohn writes, “Our family is devastated by grief. While trying to navigate losing her mother, [Kiler’s] only daughter Kodi, has to take on the responsibilities of planning a funeral, a burial, dealing with the medical examiner and cleaning up the property. There is no money to take this all on.”

Pettyjohn asks that anyone willing to help her cousin do so either financially or through prayer.

Anyone interested in donating can do so at the following link:

Kiler’s body was recovered from her burning home in Hamilton on Nov. 18. She was pronounced dead on scene.

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