Kimberly Ann Bare of Exton Kimberly Ann Bare, 55, passed away peacefully on Thursday, September 27, 2012 with grace and the love of her family. She battled a rare neurological disorder, Olivopontocerebellar Atrophy (OPCA), for a long time and passed away in her sleep. Kim was born in Hartford, Conn. and was one of three children born to Bruce R. Baker of Malvern and the late Nancy (Peterson). After she graduated Great Valley Sr. High School in 1975, she went on to raise a family and worked at the Malvern campus of Penn State University. Kim did great things during her time here and touched many lives. She enjoyed spending time with her friends and family and loved her grandchildren. Kim enjoyed reading, music, dancing and her pets. In addition to her father, Bruce, she is survived by her two children, son Zachary and daughter Rebecca; her two loving grandchildren, Kayla Bare and Dean Brumbaugh, Jr.; her brother Geoffrey of Midlothian Va. together with his wife, Beverly and her nieces, Allison and Victoria; and her sister, Suzanne Baker-McDermott and husband Jamie of Kennett Square. She is also survived by a host of other relatives and friends. Kim's family extends their thanks and gratitude to the circle of friends, caregivers and others for their generous support, help and prayers throughout her long struggle. She will be sorely and forever missed by all. A funeral service will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday, October 4, in the Chapel of the Church of the Good Samaritan, 212 West Lancaster Ave., Paoli, PA 19301. A reception will follow from 5 to 7 p.m. in the church reception hall. In lieu of flowers, her family asks that you make a donation in her name to the following charity to help combat this disease; National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD), 55 Kenosia Avenue, Danbury, CT 06810; Tel: 203-744-0100; Fax: 203-798-2291 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Published in The Daily Local on Oct. 2, 2012