Kariann Hummel, age 17, of Lafayette passed away on Sat., July 4, 2009 at her residence. Memorial Services for Kariann Hummel were held on July 9, 2009 in the Chapel of the Anderson & Son Funeral Home. Kariann Hummel was born in Aurora, CO. on Aug. 28, 1991, the oldest of five siblings born to Mark Lindley Hummel, who preceded her in death in 2004, and Michelle Annette (Saladin) Hummel, who survives. In addition to her father, her maternal grandparents, Joseph & Joan Hummel preceded her in death. Kariann was a 2009 graduate of Macon County High School. She was a published poet and was selected to be a member of the People to People Ambassador Program for three consecutive years. She was sworn into the Navy at the age of 17 and had already scored high enough on the ASVAB that she was to begin medical training after boot camp. Besides her mother, she is survived by brother, Michael Hummel, sisters, Kelly Hummel, Danielle Hummel, and Patricia Hummel, all of Lafayette, Tenn., maternal grandparents, Dan and Beverly Stout, Castle Rock, CO, and Tom and Cindy Saladin, Greenbrier, Tenn.