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.
Published in Dayton Daily News on Jan. 30, 2018.