Kimberly POPOV
1970 - 2018
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POPOV, Kimberly Anne Kimberly Anne Popov, 47, a beloved child of God, passes away at her home in Dayton, OH, on January 26, 2018 after succumbing to a condition that she has battled for many years and is survived by her husband, Christoper Popov; Mother, Grace Averitt; Father, Mark Averitt; Brother, Stephen Averitt (Paula); Niece, Mindy Johnson (Dave); Nephew, Christoper Averitt, Father and mother-in-Laws; George and Peggy Popov; brother-in-law, Scott Popov (Amiee); niece, Katherine and nephews, Liam and Andrew; Aunt, Chris Young (Bob), Aunt Connie Williams (Jim), Uncle Bruce Brown (Cherie) and multitudes of friends. Kim was born in Xenia, OH and grew up in Greenville, OH. She learned to play both violin and piano. In her adult years, she attended Washington Heights Baptist church where she met her husband, Chris, and served the mentally handicapped. She was gifted with a beautiful voice and she sung both at church and in a show choir at Centerville Sr. High school. She attended Cedarville college and obtained a degree in professional writing. While there she participated in the Sword Bearers music ministry. Kim loved cats, music and her family. She was a nostalgic person who appreciated people and personalities from the 80's and enjoyed romantic comedies. Some of her favorites were Mark Hamill, Hugh Grant, Jack Wagner and Carol Burnett. Most of all, she adored her husband, Chris, who reciprocated that love and demonstrated Christ to her daily. Kim shared scripture and enjoyed telling other about Jesus. She was never at a loss for remembering and talking about her past experiences and life with her family and friends. She was jovial and heartfelt until her illness took her life. She will be remembered and loved dearly forever. Visitation will be held on Friday, February 2nd, from 4 - 6pm at Washington Heights Baptist Church, located at 5650 Far Hills Avenue, Dayton, OH, 45429 with memorial service immediately following.

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Published in Dayton Daily News on Jan. 30, 2018.
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February 4, 2018
Sweet,brave, funny, gifted Kim. I am so grateful that I knew her and I will always remember her bravery and kindness.
Sophie Wynne Evans
February 3, 2018
Kim was a gentle soul. Kind. Bright. Keen sense of humor. Musically gifted. Great family. Devoted husband. Happy she's in the arms of her Savior. Grieving for her sudden but temporary separation from so many that love her.
Tom Holtz
February 2, 2018
Kim was one of the kindest souls I've ever been blessed to meet. The love Chris and Kim have for one another and their love for the Lord is nothing short of exemplary. I count myself blessed to have counted her as a friend. Love ya Chris!
Jeff Jett
February 2, 2018
I'm so sad I can't be there for Kim's memorial service. I only just found out and I would be coming from California, so I would arrive when the service ends. If only I knew yesterday. I'm so sorry Kim. I love you and your family dearly. I would have been there, but I will be there in my heart and prayers for Chris and everyone.
Jodie Gandolfi
February 2, 2018
I'm devastated upon hearing this news today. I have been crying all night. I dearly loved my best friend from college. Kim came into my life one day 30 years ago with a smile and a joke when we first joined a gospel singing team, and she made me laugh and smile for the next 3 decades. Even when she was in pain, she always looked to Jesus and she always encouraged me. I will miss her dearly. I know she's up in heaven right now singing her heart out with that beautiful voice. I love you Kim. My prayers and thoughts are with her beautiful parents and family right now.
Jodie Patterson
February 1, 2018
Kim was such an inspiration. Always a kind word to say, or an offer to pray for you. Such a joy knowing her.
Tracy Atkins-Goble
February 1, 2018
To Kim's family: my heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with you, both tomorrow and in the days to follow. May God fill you with beautiful memories when you think of Kim. I'm praying for God's peace, comfort and blessing for each of you. God bless.
Marilyn Deaton
February 1, 2018
Our parents have been friends since we were children and I knew Kim and her brother Steve when we were all very small. I am truly saddened to hear of her passing. I know things in this life were not easy for her but I believe with all my heart that she is now not only at peace, but thriving. Mr. Popov, Mark, Grace, and Steve, I offer you my most heartfelt condolences as well as hope for peace, healing, and understanding.
Dr. Mychele Benoit
February 1, 2018
I'll always remember how good and kind Kim was..We were battling this problem and suffering so much. She was a light and inspiration who loved God and her family. Her concern was always for family before herself...May the family receive God's comfort during this time.
Kim Smith
February 1, 2018
Grace and Mark, Gary and I are praying for you. We are so saddened to hear about Kim's passing. What a beautiful young woman inside and out she was.
Patricia Keirn
February 1, 2018
I used to babysit Kimberly and her brother occasionally when they were kids. I took piano lessons from her mom....not her best student. Her parents were my parents family friends. This breaks my heart to read of this home-going except for one thing...she is at home....with the Lord. We have hope! I know from Facebook of her sufferings. These are now over. Praying for the family. It hurts so much. Joy will come in the morning. Love to all! Kimberley Kensinger Tupps
Kimberley Tupps
February 1, 2018
I met Kim as we were battling the same disease. She was so kind and real and she always put herself out there for everyone and let people know how faithful she was and how much she loved her family and her cat and families cats in the past. Kim made you feel like you were the only person in the world and she could be suffering in pain and she never said a word . my heart is broken I can't really believe it right now . She was just a real honest and genuine person. I am so very truly sorry and I will miss seeing her beautiful posts and lively personality and she is a true hero and warrior . She there for me through A lot of things and I didn't reach out to to many people but because she was so warm and kind I always feel comfortable doing so. I didn't know that the last time I talked to her would be the last and I will miss her very very much.
Molly Brown
February 1, 2018
Kim is like one of own, and we will miss her greatly. That infectious smile, love for everyone, and heart for God are qualities we have known in her since she was a little girl. Our hearts are broken, but our hope is in our savior. We continue to pray for you that you will know His peace and comfort.
Don and Pat
Don and Pat Dunstan
January 31, 2018
Rest in peace Kim. I know that you will be greatly missed by your family and your many friends.
Scott Jackson
January 31, 2018
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January 31, 2018
One of the sweetest, kindest and loving person I have ever known! Beautiful Kim
Vivian Goff
January 31, 2018
Rest In Peace pretty lady. You were truly not only beautiful on the outside but so beautiful on the inside. You will be deeply missed, but I'm so glad to know we now have an Angel to watch over each and everyone of us.❤
Laura D'Onofrio
January 31, 2018
Our prayers are with you missing your precious daughter and yet knowing there will be a day of reunion. Bud and Carole
January 31, 2018
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Kathy Steiner
January 31, 2018
Kim is going to be greatly missed, we never got to meet in person but spoke several times most weeks. I loved her so so much. The void is deep. Kim was the sweetest, loving and loved the Lord with all her heart. Chris and the family, please know your all in my prayers.
Cindy Wittrock
January 31, 2018
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Sande Beam
January 31, 2018
Doe the family, may the gift of time give you comfort while you heal and work through the grief if your loss.
Shannon Edwards-VanMeter
January 31, 2018
Kim will be greatly missed by many of us. She was one of the kindest people I have ever met. My thoughts and prayers are with all of her family and loved ones
karla Lloyd
January 30, 2018
Prayers for strength, God Bless
Sandra Mullen
January 30, 2018
Just as i was your favorite niece, you were my favorite aunt. I did what i could to help. I love you, and i will miss all your great sense of humor..
January 30, 2018
Kim was a very special lady. I never met her in person though we supported each other through the same illness. Her love for the Lord was evident ... I look forward to meeting her on the other side some day In a place where there is no more pain or suffering.
Prayers to her family . ❤
Heather Poulin
January 30, 2018
Blessed Be
Doug & Pam Unger
January 30, 2018
I want to wish the family and friends of Kimberley all of God's peace and support in this very difficult time.
David Vucetic
January 30, 2018
My precious sister Kim.... you're always going to be in my mind and heart. For someone of your age, your strength and endurance through your ordeal was simply amazing!!! Rest in peace now, my sister in the Lord. You do deserve it in glory.
Tess Reed
January 30, 2018
Kim was one of my closest childhood friends as I know she was to most. Hard to believe God decided to take a very special loved person home unexpectedly. She will be dearly missed. Kim now you can rest peacefully. No more pain or sorrow. Will one day again continue to play just where we left off.
Becky Snyder
January 30, 2018
And friends are friends forever
If the Lord's the Lord of them
And a friend will not say never
'Cause the welcome will not end
Though it's hard to let you go
In the Father's hands we know
That a lifetime's not too long
To live as friends.

I will miss you my dear friend and treasure the memories forever.
Celeste Kelsey
January 30, 2018
Kim was a joy and inspiration! Our prayers are with you dear friends.
Charles Pagnard
January 30, 2018
Kim was my soul sister,this kindred friendship was special and I was blessed we crossed paths,I will always consider her my best friend..she was sweet,caring,funny,loved cats and as beautiful inside and out.It hurts, I'm going to miss her so much but knowing now she is with God and in Peace is is what I'm holding on to... just hard to let you friend,Nese
my love, thoughts and prayers out to Chris, family and friends
Denise Zehr
January 30, 2018
Kim was a very special girl. The Lord blessed her with a gift for music and a heart for spreading the gospel. She had a beautiful voice and we were fortunate to hear her sing at WHBC. She will be missed. Praying for her dear family.
Charlie and Elaine Pagnard
January 30, 2018
You wonderful smile will shine upon us you are now at peace. Our memories of you will forever be in our hearts. Rest In Peace.
Linda Novak
January 30, 2018
Patti and I are so shattered by the news of Kim's passing. We are much in prayer for all her family and friends.
Pastor Mark Chandler
Mark & Patti Chandler
January 30, 2018
I'm so sorry. Kim was a sweetheart and I'm glad to have known her. I know she just wanted to get better and we have been praying for her for a long time. She is now with Jesus and has a wonderful new life. I wish I could come for the visitation but am snowed in here in Michigan. Blessings to all Kim's family. Love. Carol Durham-Carlson
Carol Durham
January 30, 2018
When I think of Kim, I can only think of her smile. Big hugs to the entire family.
Mike Kildal
January 30, 2018
Kim I will miss you so much. May you finally be in peace .. singing with the angels. I love you always
January 29, 2018
It's hard to describe how special Kim was to me and she will always be missed. She was one of those college friends that I just connected with and that did not change through the years though we did not see each other and only messaged each other and sometimes talked on the phone. She had a beautiful heart and really loved people. I remember many happy times in college. She was a close friend and I know she loved her mom, dad, brother, and husband a lot. I have been praying for all of you and will continue.
Julie Ethridge
January 29, 2018
I have fond memories of Kim, her ready smile, and her sense of humor. And she always loved the cat. We will miss her.
David Brown
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