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Kimberly M King
July 19, 1958 ~ September 2, 2023 (age 65) 65 Years Old
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Kimberly M. King, 65, died at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 2nd, 2023, at home. She was born July 19, 1958, at St. Joseph Hospital in Kokomo, Indiana, the daughter of Max C. Newby and Betty L. (Stover) Newby. On September 9th, 1978, she married Stephen Carter King, who she later divorced.
She graduated from Haworth High School in 1976, where she was active in the marching band and theater. She went on to become a wife and mother. After eight years of marriage, she left to explore more fulfilling pursuits, graduating cum laude from the University of Indianapolis on April 30, 1994. During her time there, she had the opportunity to hike a portion of Appalachian Trail, participate in an archeological dig in Greek Cyprus, perform on stage in several acclaimed plays, write for and act in children’s theater at the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, and publish a book of poetry about what it means to grow old in America. In the years that followed, she obtained an M.A. in Communication Studies from Ball State University and worked toward a PhD in Educational Leadership through Indiana State University. She spent her professional career teaching communication courses and in various leadership positions at Ivy Tech Community College in Kokomo, Indiana. She was a gifted and celebrated teacher, performer, writer, mentor, and leader. She continues on as a cherished mother, grandma, and friend.
Surviving are her daughter Sarah B. King and son Seth B. King, as well as her son-in-law Dean R. Brown and 4 grandchildren: Everett, Henry, Max, and Violet.
A funeral service will be held at 3:00 pm on Sunday, September 10, 2023, at Stout & Son Funeral Home, 200 East Main Street, Russiaville. Friends are invited to visit with the family from 1:00 pm until the time of service on Sunday at the funeral home. Donations may be made to the Indiana Veterans Affairs, https://www.pay.gov/public/form/start/48003168/. Stout & Son Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements. Message of condolence may be left online at www.stoutandson.com.