Erwinna, NH — Kristen W. Mims, (nee Spehrley) age 53 years of Erwinna, PA, a loving mother,
devoted daughter, special sister, caring aunt and true friend, died of cancer
Thursday evening, April 29th at her home, surrounded by her family. Kristen's life revolved around her children, Morgan and Shane Mims. From attending every school performance and concert to 4H outings and church retreats, Kristen supported every aspect of their lives (smother mother!). As their main cheerleader she was a committed Assistant Coach and score keeper of their softball and baseball games as well as team mom for soccer and basketball.
She was dedicated to rearing her children in a church community and instilling in them the meaning of loving everyone. She taught them 'old fashioned' manners and the art of writing thank you notes. "You can do anything, if you just put your mind to it," was one of her favorite mantras.
Kristen was overjoyed at the birth of her grandchildren, Hazel Faith and Caleb Thomas, who loved her as much as she loved them.
Kristen was the daughter of Karen Spehrley Dewar (nee Wetherill) of Erwinna, PA and Charles W. Spehrley of Key Colony Beach, FL.
She was the special sister of Kim Spehrley Laughlin and caring aunt of Emily Jane and Trevor James Laughlin.
Kristen was born in Hanover, NH and grew up in White River Junction, VT. She graduated from The George School in Newtown, PA, and attended Sterling College in Craftsbury, VT. She was employed by Wesley Enhanced Living in Doylestown, PA where she was loved by staff, residents, and friends for her daily uplifting messages and dedication to their wellbeing.
She was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church in Solebury where she was married and her children were baptized. She was a sponsor to the Trinity Youth Group and 'Momma(y) Mims' to many young adults who have been forever impacted by her caring devotion.
Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, Kristen's Memorial Service and Interment will take place privately. There will be a public Celebration of Her Life at a future time, date to be announced. Contributions in her memory may be made to the Bucks County SPCA, P.O. Box 277, Lahaska, PA 18931 (www.aspca.org/donate
) or to Trinity Episcopal Solebury, 6587 Upper York Road, Solebury, PA 18938 (www.trinitysolebury.org
"My life and so many others will be forever better because you've touched it."