Kimberly Wessendarp
1957 - 2019
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Kimberly Wessendarp

West Chester - Kimberly R. (nee Johnson). Beloved wife of Paul for 35 years. Devoted mother of Emily (Kyle), Annie (Vinnie), and Tommy. Sister of Jill, Dave (Pam), Dan (Kim), and Tim (Jill). Passed away Sat. Oct. 12, 2019. Memorial Gathering Thursday Oct. 17 from 5-8 PM at Mihovk-Rosenacker Funeral Home, 10211 Plainfield Road, Evendale. Mass of Christian Burial Friday at 10:00 AM at St. Michael Church, Sharonville. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Michael Music Ministry. www.mrfh.com




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Published in The Cincinnati Enquirer from Oct. 14 to Oct. 15, 2019.
MEMORIAL EVENTS
OCT
17
Memorial Gathering
05:00 - 08:00 PM
OCT
18
Mass of Christian Burial
10:00 AM
St. Michael Church
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October 27, 2019
To the Wessendarp Family:
Kim and I met at P&G where we worked together for many years as panelists. She was like family in our group, always caring about our individual concerns and providing humor to situations when needed. She will be missed by so many.
Years ago I came across this verse and it fits Kim perfectly.
"The Song of One's Life Never Ends. Wishing you comfort in knowing that you will always be able to hear the music, carry the tune, and pass on the lyrics of your loved one's life melody."
With sincere sympathy.
Debby Tulino
Debby Tulino
Coworker
October 20, 2019
Paul: Please accept sincere condolences to you and your family.
Joe Wessendarp
October 20, 2019
Alan and I went to McNick with Kim. We are better people having Kims radiant smile in our lives. I sang at masses and in musicals with her. She always smiled the biggest when she talked about Paul and her children. I can hear her singing from heaven. The mass was a glorious celebration of our friend Kim.
Love and prayers Paul
Peggy and Alan Fangman
Peggy and Alan Fangman
Classmate
October 18, 2019
It was such a joy to perform with Kim in several church & community theater shows. I particularly remember how much fun we had tap dancing in CMT's production of Follies. I always enjoyed finding her and the band playing jobs like Taste of Cincinnati or The Beer Baron Ball. Paul, I'm sorry I was unable to talk to you at the visitation. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time. Ruth
Ruth Crowley
Friend
October 17, 2019
Kim blessed me by singing at my wedding in 1978. Thanks for touching my life in such a meaningful way. May you rest in peace.
Greg Dennis
Friend
October 17, 2019
The power of Kim's warmth and devotion to both family and friends is evident in the fact that I feel like I know you, her surviving family members, even though we met only casually on a few occasions when I attended one of her performances with Sound Body, or with Cincinnati Musical Theater, or at one of Annie's shows at Mount Notre Dame. It's unlikely that you will remember me, but I will never forget Kim.

Kim and I often stood side by side as we repeatedly washed our hands and faces as product testers at Procter & Gamble, sharing the joys, sorrows, and mundane moments of our daily lives over the course of nearly fifteen years. As the mothers of teenagers (and eventually, young adults) we discussed and commiserated and laughed and cried and agonized and rejoiced together over our families, supporting and encouraging one another through sunshine and storms. Kim and I also shared a bond as singers, although we never had a chance to perform anything together other than renditions of "Happy Birthday" with our co-workers. (We could always count on each other to provide a starting pitch low enough for our alto voices, and to keep the key from wavering when others joined in.) I admired--and envied--her ability to perform jazz standards in a way that allowed her audiences to relax and reminisce while her mellow voice enveloped them, and was thrilled when she had opportunities to travel and perform with her church choir in Europe.

Besides our love of music, Kim and I also shared an abiding faith in Jesus Christ and a commitment to live by the principles he taught. Kim was a compassionate soul; a loving, patient mother; and a cheerful friend. I am grieved that she did not have the chance to become a grandmother before she passed away, because she would have been such a fun one! But I am confident that because of Christ's victory over death, later generations will yet hear the warm tones of Kim's voice and feel the loving embrace of her arms. May that hope bring you peace.
Nancy Harward
Coworker
October 16, 2019
Dear Annie, Vinnie, Paul and Family, my thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this sad time. My heart goes out to you on the loss of your dear mother and wife... way too soon. I only met Kim once, which was on Annie and Vinnies Wedding Day. She was very pleasant and cordial and I was glad I got to meet her on that special day of her daughters wedding!! My condolences to everyone.
Colleen Rosado
Acquaintance
October 15, 2019
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Kimberly Nelson
October 15, 2019
Kim performed with my husband at the Southern Appalachian Repertory Theater in North Carolina way back in 1979. She was delightful in every way. Onstage or off, Kim never failed to brighten the atmosphere around her. We will never, ever forget her unique sparkle. Kim faithfully kept in touch with us throughout the years and remained that rarest of joys, our forever friend. She was a gift. We send our love and deepest condolences to Paul and family.
Jodi Miller
Friend
October 15, 2019
My heart is broken. I wish for Kim's family, peace and comfort as you go through this difficult time. Try to remember the good times, the love that she had for all of you, and find peace knowing that she is with her heavenly family and in God's presence.
Susan.....Suda Huff
Family
October 15, 2019
While the angels have a new choir member Kim will be missed here.
Michele Tillapaugh
Friend
October 15, 2019
Dear Wassendarp Family,

We are saddened by the news of Kimberly's passing. Kimberly was a dedicated GPA employee since January 2011. Our entire Perdikakis Family and GPA staff want to express our sincere condolences for your loss. May her memory be eternal and her soul rest in peace.

Sincerely Gus, Jo Ann, Lynn, George, Mandie and Gus C. Perdikakis
October 15, 2019
Kim's ebullient smile remained in the room long after she left. She continues to live in our hearts and makes me smile still. A beautiful soul taken from us much too soon. Rest in peace and smile on us all, Kimmie.
Keith Koerner
October 15, 2019
Dear Wassendarp Family,
We are are so sorry to hear of your loss. What a beautiful person and wonderfully fun, kind person. Heaven has gained a special soul! Peace to you all. Eric and I will keep you in our prayers.
Lorrie Bertelsen
October 15, 2019
MAY YOU R.I.P COUSIN KIM. YOU WERE A WONDERFUL PERSON.
Jim Niederhelman
October 14, 2019
I had the privilege of working with Kim years ago at P&G. She was a kind and wonderful person. My sincere sympathy to her husband and family.
Elaine Macaluso
Coworker
October 14, 2019
My deepest sympathy to Paul and all members of the family! Kim was an amazing and talented person with a beautiful heart and soul! She will be missed by all that have cared and loved her!
Greg Picciano
Friend
October 14, 2019
I went to school with Kim. Her smile would light up the room when she entered. She was always warm and caring towards others. Paul, may God bless and comfort you and your family with warm, loving memories of Kim.
Angela (Lammeier) Clark
October 14, 2019
I went to school with Kim and she was one of the nicest, kindest people I have ever met! Sorry very sorry for your loss!
Kathy Fehring Gebhart
Classmate
October 14, 2019
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