At Midwest Transplant Network, we proudly work with donor families to create quilts in honor of loved ones who have given the gift of life through organ donation. These beautiful tributes to lifesaving donors travel with us to events throughout Kansas and western Missouri. They are a powerful symbol that helps raise awareness about organ, eye and tissue donation while honoring those individuals who have given gifts of life. View our donor memorial quilts below.

In order to be included in our Donor Memorial Quilts, quilt squares must meet specified guidelines. For more information, please contact us  or view our FAQs.

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Organ and Tissue Donation, Donor Memorial Quilt (Midwest Transplant Network, Kansas and Missouri)

Quilt 6: Diane Halter

My daughter, Kayla, is truly missed by family, friends, and especially her 18 year old sister, Nicole

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Quilt 6: Gail Denise Haynes

Organ and Tissue Donation, Donor Memorial Quilt (Midwest Transplant Network, Kansas and Missouri)

Quilt 6: Gail Denise Haynes

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Quilt 6: Ronald Roger Payton

Read Quilt 6: Ronald Roger Payton's Story
Organ and Tissue Donation, Donor Memorial Quilt (Midwest Transplant Network, Kansas and Missouri)

Quilt 6: Ronald Roger Payton

Ronald was a hard working man with simple wants. He worked on his grandpa’s farm when he was young. He then spent over 30 years in the butcher business. When he “retired” he worked at a group home for mentally handicapped men. Ron loved those guys. He also loved his 8 children and thought the sun rose and set in his grandchildren. We never thought too much about donation until a granddaughter needed a kidney. Although we knew his organs weren’t good because of the diabetes, we knew that maybe other parts could be used and they were. I just wanted to let you know the kind of man Ronald was.

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Quilt 6: Patrick Klee

Organ and Tissue Donation, Donor Memorial Quilt (Midwest Transplant Network, Kansas and Missouri)

Quilt 6: Patrick Klee

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Quilt 6: Leonard Harting

Organ and Tissue Donation, Donor Memorial Quilt (Midwest Transplant Network, Kansas and Missouri)

Quilt 6: Leonard Harting

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Quilt 6: Jerry N. Slaybaugh

Organ and Tissue Donation, Donor Memorial Quilt (Midwest Transplant Network, Kansas and Missouri)

Quilt 6: Jerry N. Slaybaugh

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Quilt 6: Sabrina Nicolle Leonard

Organ and Tissue Donation, Donor Memorial Quilt (Midwest Transplant Network, Kansas and Missouri)

Quilt 6: Sabrina Nicolle Leonard

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Quilt 6: Katherine L. Dinwiddie

Organ and Tissue Donation, Donor Memorial Quilt (Midwest Transplant Network, Kansas and Missouri)

Quilt 6: Katherine L. Dinwiddie

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Quilt 6: Todd W. Lowe

Organ and Tissue Donation, Donor Memorial Quilt (Midwest Transplant Network, Kansas and Missouri)

Quilt 6: Todd W. Lowe

Organ and Tissue Donation, Donor Memorial Quilt (Midwest Transplant Network, Kansas and Missouri)

Quilt 6: Kenneth Creech

My husband, Kenneth Creech was a salesman with a love of boating. The square is a replica of his wooden cruiser. Its name is “Sails Call.” If people were looking for him, he was probably on “Sails Call.” He would be proud to know that we gave his corneas.

Sharon Creech

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Quilt 6: Tremayne Garrett Acker

Organ and Tissue Donation, Donor Memorial Quilt (Midwest Transplant Network, Kansas and Missouri)

Quilt 6: Tremayne Garrett Acker

Organ and Tissue Donation, Donor Memorial Quilt (Midwest Transplant Network, Kansas and Missouri)

Quilt 6: Dr. Dora Arneson

Dr. Dora Arneson was an only child, both her parents died before she was twelve. She was witty and smart, never bitter. Receiving both her undergraduate and doctorate from the University of Missouri, she was a devoted MU fan. She didn’t have children of her own, yet she devoted much of her life in developing testing for newborns. Her favorite times were spent with her friends either on a beach, shopping at the Mall of America, or living up to her philosophy “if the shoe fits, buy it.” She loved her cats and the color purple. Those receiving her organs truly have a part of an extraordinary woman.

Sincerely, Deb McCurnin

Organ and Tissue Donation, Donor Memorial Quilt (Midwest Transplant Network, Kansas and Missouri)

Quilt 6: Jacki Rupp Scott

1974 – 2004

The quilt block, in memory or our daughter Jacki, was made from a scrap of her wedding dress material and the letter is the exact color of the dress she wore as a basketball homecoming queen attendant. Her sudden death has changed our lives forever, but she has left us her 2 small children, husband, brother, sister-in-law and niece with many wonderful memories. We miss her terribly, but find comfort in knowing that she lives on eternally and that she has added quality of life to a donor recipient.

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Quilt 6: Scott Shelley

Organ and Tissue Donation, Donor Memorial Quilt (Midwest Transplant Network, Kansas and Missouri)

Quilt 6: Scott Shelley

Organ and Tissue Donation, Donor Memorial Quilt (Midwest Transplant Network, Kansas and Missouri)

Quilt 6: Roy Dale Zink

1958 – 2000

Dear God, Thank you for this moment, for the past, and for the future. Thank you for making the decision to take our Daddy. We didn’t want him to go, but now we realize how much he was loved. We are glad he is with you. Many families are rejoicing because he donated parts of himself to them. That’s why our quilt block says, “The Beat Goes On” in some very deserving person with our Dad’s heart. Amen.

Thank You God, Kentra and Erica Zink Age 11 & Age 6

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Quilt 6: Robert Lee Rowden, Jr.

Organ and Tissue Donation, Donor Memorial Quilt (Midwest Transplant Network, Kansas and Missouri)

Quilt 6: Robert Lee Rowden, Jr.

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Quilt 6: Tristan Wessel

Organ and Tissue Donation, Donor Memorial Quilt (Midwest Transplant Network, Kansas and Missouri)

Quilt 6: Tristan Wessel

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Quilt 6: Timothy D. Leithoff

Organ and Tissue Donation, Donor Memorial Quilt (Midwest Transplant Network, Kansas and Missouri)

Quilt 6: Timothy D. Leithoff

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Quilt 6: Bethany Wiedensaul

Read Quilt 6: Bethany Wiedensaul's Story
Organ and Tissue Donation, Donor Memorial Quilt (Midwest Transplant Network, Kansas and Missouri)

Quilt 6: Bethany Wiedensaul

Bethany was a Junior at the University of Kansas. She was driving home to Wichita for Thanksgiving break on Tuesday night, November 23, 2004. Just eleven short miles from the exit she needed to take on the turnpike, she collided with a semi-truck. Bethany was a teacher’s assistant in the anatomy lab at KU. She was planning on becoming a Physical Therapist or a Nurse. We knew she would want to donate her organs to help others. She had it designated on her driver’s license. We hope many benefitted from these donations. She’s smiling in heaven today, because we could help others.

Bethany Weidensaul’s family

March 18, 2005

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Quilt 6: Dakota Matthew Lawrence

Organ and Tissue Donation, Donor Memorial Quilt (Midwest Transplant Network, Kansas and Missouri)

Quilt 6: Dakota Matthew Lawrence

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Quilt 6: Donald Glen Gowler

Organ and Tissue Donation, Donor Memorial Quilt (Midwest Transplant Network, Kansas and Missouri)

Quilt 6: Donald Glen Gowler

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Quilt 6: Roy A. Sundvall

Organ and Tissue Donation, Donor Memorial Quilt (Midwest Transplant Network, Kansas and Missouri)

Quilt 6: Roy A. Sundvall

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Quilt 6: Brandon W. Fatula

Organ and Tissue Donation, Donor Memorial Quilt (Midwest Transplant Network, Kansas and Missouri)

Quilt 6: Brandon W. Fatula

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Quilt 6: Lyle Wynn

Organ and Tissue Donation, Donor Memorial Quilt (Midwest Transplant Network, Kansas and Missouri)

Quilt 6: Lyle Wynn

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Quilt 6: Vickie Lynn Lackey

Organ and Tissue Donation, Donor Memorial Quilt (Midwest Transplant Network, Kansas and Missouri)

Quilt 6: Vickie Lynn Lackey

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Quilt 6: Kayla Kristine Weddle

Read Quilt 6: Kayla Kristine Weddle's Story
Organ and Tissue Donation, Donor Memorial Quilt (Midwest Transplant Network, Kansas and Missouri)

Quilt 6: Kayla Kristine Weddle

04/22/1992 – 01/23/2005

Thanks to all of you and God bless all for the wonderful things that you do for the donor families and friends. My daughter, Kayla, is truly missed by family, friends and especially her eighteen year old sister, Nicole. We will not be able to attend the function in Wichita, but our prayers and well wishes will be with everyone.

Sincerely, Leslie Weddle

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Quilt 6: Taylour Marie Jantz

Organ and Tissue Donation, Donor Memorial Quilt (Midwest Transplant Network, Kansas and Missouri)

Quilt 6: Taylour Marie Jantz

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Quilt 6: Alexander Beard

Organ and Tissue Donation, Donor Memorial Quilt (Midwest Transplant Network, Kansas and Missouri)

Quilt 6: Alexander Beard

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Quilt 6: Roper Edward Bloomfield

Organ and Tissue Donation, Donor Memorial Quilt (Midwest Transplant Network, Kansas and Missouri)

Quilt 6: Roper Edward Bloomfield

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Quilt 6: Phyllis Mae Stolle

Organ and Tissue Donation, Donor Memorial Quilt (Midwest Transplant Network, Kansas and Missouri)

Quilt 6: Phyllis Mae Stolle

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Quilt 6: Eddie Allen Smith

Organ and Tissue Donation, Donor Memorial Quilt (Midwest Transplant Network, Kansas and Missouri)

Quilt 6: Eddie Allen Smith

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Quilt 6: Chaston Andrew VanDerVeen

Organ and Tissue Donation, Donor Memorial Quilt (Midwest Transplant Network, Kansas and Missouri)

Quilt 6: Chaston Andrew VanDerVeen

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Quilt 6: Debra Pinkepank

Organ and Tissue Donation, Donor Memorial Quilt (Midwest Transplant Network, Kansas and Missouri)

Quilt 6: Debra Pinkepank

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Quilt 6: Duane Tuttle

Organ and Tissue Donation, Donor Memorial Quilt (Midwest Transplant Network, Kansas and Missouri)

Quilt 6: Duane Tuttle

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Quilt 6: Dale Robert Demoss

Organ and Tissue Donation, Donor Memorial Quilt (Midwest Transplant Network, Kansas and Missouri)

Quilt 6: Dale Robert Demoss

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Quilt 6: Neal Roy Beasterfeld

Organ and Tissue Donation, Donor Memorial Quilt (Midwest Transplant Network, Kansas and Missouri)

Quilt 6: Neal Roy Beasterfeld

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Quilt 6: Eldon Jones

Organ and Tissue Donation, Donor Memorial Quilt (Midwest Transplant Network, Kansas and Missouri)

Quilt 6: Eldon Jones

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Quilt 6: Jarod Alan Merrill

Read Quilt 6: Jarod Alan Merrill's Story
Organ and Tissue Donation, Donor Memorial Quilt (Midwest Transplant Network, Kansas and Missouri)

Quilt 6: Jarod Alan Merrill

10/08/1986 – 06/04/2005

Jarod was a vibrant young man. He loved to hunt and fish. He loved just hanging around with his friends and just being a kid. Jarod just graduated from high school 3 weeks prior to his death. His life was just beginning as an adult. All he ever wanted to do was grow up. At a very young age, Jarod decided to be an organ donor. He sat with me each night at the table while I studied to become a nurse. He and I learned together how we could help others. I wrote a paper while in nursing school on Organ and Tissue Donation and he, at that time, said to me,”Mom if I die, I want to donate my organs.” He was 11 years old. Who would think just 7 years later he would be doing just that? I miss you so much my dear Son!

Jarod’s Mom, Rhonda Douthit

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Quilt 6: Leo Raleigh

Organ and Tissue Donation, Donor Memorial Quilt (Midwest Transplant Network, Kansas and Missouri)

Quilt 6: Leo Raleigh

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Quilt 6: James Travis Splain

Organ and Tissue Donation, Donor Memorial Quilt (Midwest Transplant Network, Kansas and Missouri)

Quilt 6: James Travis Splain

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Quilt 6: Patrick Duke Denney

Organ and Tissue Donation, Donor Memorial Quilt (Midwest Transplant Network, Kansas and Missouri)

Quilt 6: Patrick Duke Denney

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Quilt 6: Shaun A. Ritter

Organ and Tissue Donation, Donor Memorial Quilt (Midwest Transplant Network, Kansas and Missouri)

Quilt 6: Shaun A. Ritter

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Quilt 6: Larry Young

Organ and Tissue Donation, Donor Memorial Quilt (Midwest Transplant Network, Kansas and Missouri)

Quilt 6: Larry Young

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Quilt 6: Luke C. A. Ford

Organ and Tissue Donation, Donor Memorial Quilt (Midwest Transplant Network, Kansas and Missouri)

Quilt 6: Luke C. A. Ford