Kimberly Marie Kilburn
Kimberly Marie Kilburn, age 53, Republic, MO, passed away Saturday, August 24, 2013 in Cox South Hospital, Springfield, MO. She was born January 1, 1960 in Springfield. She was united in marriage to Gary Kilburn on September 9, 1978 and they made their home in Republic.
Kimberly was a member of the Golden Harvest Baptist Church in Springfield. She was a dedicated Christian and an inspiration to all who met her. She had a positive attitude and never complained about anything. She loved her cat, Sissy.
Kimberly is survived by her husband, Gary, of the home; three sons, Dakota Kilburn, Republic, Corey Kilburn, Kansas City, MO, and stepson, Gary Kilburn, Jr., Springfield; her mother, Bonnie Teal, Republic; a brother, Sam Hartsell, Buffalo, MO; two sisters, Debbie McGinnis and Angie Easley, both of Springfield; a very dear friend, Joyce Strejcek, whom she thought of as a sister; three grandchildren, Castle Kilburn, Ashley and Jonathan Kilburn; other relatives and many friends.
There will be a visitation 6-8 p.m., Monday, August 26, 2013, in Meadors Funeral Home, Republic. The funeral will be at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, August 27th in the funeral home, with Pastor Jess Roberds officiating. Burial in Evergreen Cemetery, Republic, will follow the service.
The family requests the memorial contributions be made to the ASPCA, The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Online condolences may be shared at www.meadorsfuneralhome.com
Published in the News-Leader on Aug. 26, 2013