Kimberly A. Kelley

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414 E. Main Street New Washington OH 44854 11/4/2013 14:00:00

203 E. Mansfield St. New Washington OH 44854 11/5/2013 11:00:00

Kimberly A. Kelley, age 48, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at St. Vincent’s Hopsital in Toledo, Ohio. She was born on April 9, 1965 in Lorain, Ohio to the late William and Barbara (Ruthford) Taylor. She graduated in 1983 from Lorain High School and she was an Assistant Manager at Family Dollar in Willard. Kimberly enjoyed crafts, nail art and most of all, spending time with family and friends.
She is survived by her husband of 23 years, James P. Kelley; 3 sons Trevor, Tyler and Thomas Kelley all of New Washington; 2 sisters Barb Pasta and Carol Taylor; 3 brothers Larry (Doris) Taylor, Gary (Sherrie) Taylor and Jeff Taylor; mother-in-law Nancy Kelley and numerous nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her parents William and Barbara (Ruthford) Taylor and a brother Thomas Taylor.
Friends may call on Monday, November 4, 2013 from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. at the Secor Funeral Home in New Washington, Ohio. The funeral service will be on Tuesday, November 5, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. at St. John’s Lutheran Church in New Washington, Ohio with Rev. Tom Pairan officiating. Burial will follow in St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to St. John’s Lutheran Church, 203 E. Mansfield St., New Washington, Ohio 44854, to help support the Kelley family. Online condolences may be made to the family at


Pat Keen - Nov 7, 2013

Jim and family,
I just finally put all this together when attending the election meal at Tiro and they are sharing part of the proceeds with your family. It suddenly struck me that you were on my sub list and I always admired your courage. My heart is broken for you but remember the wonderful times you had together. Our prayers are lifted for your family.

Sharon Snipes - Nov 7, 2013

After going to the calling hours and funeral for Kim. I am amazed how strong Jim and the boys were. I am sure their private moments are very hard. Kim would have been happy to see the wonderful send off her family gave her. She touched so many people with her personality and so Kim may you rest in peace and know that the strength your family has was given to them by you.

LaDonna Hicks - Nov 5, 2013

Jim and family,
I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers have been and will continue to be with. My Deepest sympathy.

Kim Vogel - Nov 5, 2013

Jim, Trevor, Tyler, Thomas and The Taylor Family~ You have all lost a beautiful lady and gained a Beautiful Guardian Angel. My daughter and I had the honor of knowing Jim, Kim and the boys years ago. Kim was so girly and loved having girly times with my Alyssa and her niece, Jessica when they were little. Kim’s Smile and laughter were very infectious. She will be Forever Loved and Missed by all of us! May our Lord and Savior wrap his arms around each and every one of you and let her live on through all of your smiles and laughter. Hugs, Prayers and Love to all of you, Kim Vogel and Alyssa <3

an unknown friend - Nov 5, 2013

Mental illness seems to be taken advantage of by the devil. As a student nurse, I read many charts of the mentally ill. They seem to function normally in many ways while at the same time they are deeply confused. There is very often ” voices ” that tell them to do evil. Just know that God allows evil but it is not His fault. Don’t be angry with God. God can turn horrible things into blessings..such as now you’re whole family and friends (even those you never heard of) will look to heaven more often and pray more. Kimberly’s life was not taken, only changed, and this life no one can take from her. God bless you all.

Beth Goodsite - Nov 5, 2013

Jim and Family, I am so sorry for the tragedy that took Kim’s life. It is not for us to understand, only to trust in The Lord. He will take care of us in our time of need. I will keep your family in my prayers. God bless you. Beth

Chris Thompson - Nov 5, 2013

I am so sorry for your loss. Your family is in my thoughts daily.
My you find peace through this difficult time.

The Lehman Family, Columbus, Ohio - Nov 4, 2013

Kelley family,– I cannot imagine the depth of your grief. Find comfort in those around you. May God watch over you all. I grew up in New Washington and when I heard of the story, my heart broke for everyone. I will keep you all in my prayers.

Meagan Martin - Nov 4, 2013

Trevor and family, Our hearts ache for you all. Please know that we are praying for you during this difficult time. May God bless you and comfort you

Cathy Skladan Heck - Nov 4, 2013

Jim- just wanted you to know you and your boys are in my prayers. I am so sorry for your loss.

Scott Garner - Nov 4, 2013

“So that we may boldly say, the Lord is our Helper, I will not fear what man shall do unto us.”–Hebrews 13:5
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord,”Plans to prosper you and not to harm you. Plans to give you hope and a future.”–Jeremiah 29:11
May God keep and bless you and your family during your time of loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers, Jim.

Doug and Melyssa Johnson - Nov 4, 2013

Jim and your boys..I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Please know we are thinking about you in this very difficult time. You are in our prayers.

Chris Kaiser - Nov 4, 2013

Jim, I am truly saddened to hear of your loss and would like to express my sincere condolences to you and your family. My thoughts and prayers are with and your boys

Trish Tarr - Nov 4, 2013

Jim…. I don’t know if you remember me. I worked in HR 12 yrs ago at MHW. I cannot tell you how sorry i am for your families loss. It is just unbelievable. May God wrap his arm around you and the boys during this most difficult time.

Kathy j Brown - Nov 4, 2013

I didn’t know Kimberly,but my heart goes out to the family for their loss…it is so very sad what happened..God Bless you all…

Amy Clay - Nov 3, 2013

Jim and family, My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time. New washington lost a very kind and sweet person, always enjoyed visiting with Kim up at the bank.

Jesse & Bernadette Taylor - Nov 3, 2013

We are very sorry for your loss. Even though our families have grown apart she was always my favorite aunt. We are deeply saddened by this event and would like to offer our condolences. I would also like to be part of your lives again. Please contact me either by email or phone. My number is 419-554-1544.

Tammy & Rob Collins - Nov 3, 2013

Jim and Family, Our hearts are aching for you. We are so sorry for your loss. Know that our family is praying for yours.
Family in Christ,
Collins Family

neighbor - Nov 3, 2013

No words can take away the grief you are feeling. I also had a close friend perish in a similar situation. The gunmen didnt even know her, such as Kim. I am torn to pieces that this happened. A husband, children and family left behind. Until you see Kim again, May God have hold of you, which there is no doubt in my mind.

Delbert & Beth Hass - Nov 3, 2013

Our deepest sympathy for the loss off your wife and mother. Please know our prayers are with you all thru this very difficult time. May God comfort you all and grant you his peace.

Terri (McGhee)Kernya - Nov 3, 2013

I worked with Kim and Jim at Bookseller several years ago. I am so very sorry to hear of her passing. She was a wonderful person that I am so glad I had the opportunity to know and call my friend. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

Sherry Little-Bishop - Nov 3, 2013

To the Kelley family I am very sorry for your loss. I work with Kim at Buckeye East pto is was a wonderful person funny and always willing to help. My daughter Elyse and I would like to say we our truly sorry about your wife and mom she will be truly miss. God be with you all

Deb Bogart - Nov 3, 2013

Jim and family, my heart is deeply saddened at the tragic loss of your wife, may God keep you in the palm of his hand, and give you his peace. Deb

Joelene Phillips - Nov 2, 2013

I did not know Kimberly, but I would like to let her family that they and Kimberly are in my thoughts and prayers. May God watch over you all, and give you peace.

D.....Willard, Oh. - Nov 2, 2013

“What we have once enjoyed, we can never lose. All that we loved deeply becomes part of us”…. Helen Keller………

Tina (Alicea) Glime - Nov 2, 2013

Kelley & Taylor Family,
I attended school with Kim at Irving Jr High, and I was deeply saddened to learn of the news of her passing. I have fond memories of the time I had with Kim and Carol and I remember her sense of humor. She always made me laugh. She will be terribly missed.
My thoughts and prayers are with your family at this extremely difficult time.
Tina (Alicea) Glime

Sharon Snipes - Nov 2, 2013

Kim was a wonderful volunteer at Buckeye East when her boys attended there. Knowing Kim was knowing how much she loved Jim and her boys. No words can take the pain in your heart away right now but know that the community and anyone who knew Kim are more than willing to help you through this sad time.

Christen (Brodman) Brown - Nov 2, 2013

My heart is heavy for your prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.

Ralph and Janet Ramey - Nov 2, 2013

Words cannot express our feelings. Just know that our thoughts, prayers and heartfelt sympathy are with your family.

Mark Morales - Nov 2, 2013

Jim, so, so sorry to hear of this. Wish the best for you and your family during this difficult time. God Bless, you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Kim Smink Sanchez - Nov 2, 2013

I want to express my deepest sympathy to the Kelley family…
My prayers and heart go out to you all…

A Very Heartbroken Citizen - Nov 2, 2013

I really didn’t know Kimberly, but I’m sure she was
An amazing person & loved her family so much.
I would like her family & close friend to know that
My heartbreaks for the things that she had to go
Through in that last precious day & it saddens
Me to know she never got the chance to say
How much she loved each & every one of you.
But I’m sure if you could feel the love she is probably
Sending down from heaven to comfort each of you,
And the strength to get each other through these
difficult & very sad days. I’m sure she will be
Deeply missed by everyone that loved & knew her.
My thoughts & prayers will stay with you.
Hearts & Souls connected together forever.

Jamie Sell - Nov 2, 2013

Jim and Family………..there are no words to take away the pain, but know that you are not alone. This community stands with you, and all of are hearts are breaking at this tragic time. My thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless and may you find peace and comfort.

Anna and Mike Majoras - Nov 2, 2013

Jim and Family – Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. May God give you peace and the comfort you need. God Bless You All. Anna and Mike Majoras

mona ujoodha - Nov 2, 2013

I am so sorry this happened to this mother, sister, daughter,wife, and friend. No words can express the sadness I feel for her family. Know that you are in my prayers and thoughts……and God is the great Comforter. Only he can get you through this difficult journey. God Bless……… The Ujoodha family, Ontario, Oh

Susan Barth Woodman - Nov 2, 2013

Jim & Boys,
Although I did not know Kim well, i am well aware of the fact that she cared about people. May God go with you through these difficult days. Lean on him Jim, Thomas, Tyler, and Trevor for He will help to work it out
Susan Woodman

Berta Alvarado - Nov 2, 2013

Jim and family: May the Lord grant you peace, comfort and strength during this very difficult time. Please know that you and your family are in my prayers. God Bless.

Bill Dichtl - Nov 2, 2013

Kelley Family,
Please know you are in my family’s prayers and we are at your service for whatever you need. God grant you peace of heart and mind during this very difficult time.

angie taylor - Nov 2, 2013

jim and boys i worked with kim at family dollar this is so sad im going to miss sissy so much she mad my day every time i seen her at work or when she txted me she was soo sweet and such a great person and she will never be forgoted

Donna Hutchison - Nov 2, 2013

I do not know your family, but I am so sorry for your loss and in such a tragic way, please know the everyone near and far are praying for you all and we will all be here if you need anything.

Leona Goulden - Nov 2, 2013

Jim, Trevor, Tyler, Thomas – Words cannot express my sorrow and deep condolences on the loss of Kim. She was a warm and giving person. Her devotion to you, her family, was a joy to see. I will always remember the pride and deep love she felt for each of you. I feel honored to have known her.

Betty Fitts - Nov 2, 2013

I worked with Kim and Jim at Bookseller many years ago. I am so sorry to read of Kim’s death. I am sending my love and prayers your way.

Roger and Janet Hines - Nov 2, 2013

Jim and boys. There are no words to express the sorrow that this community is feeling for this tragedy. Eternal rest for Kim and prayers for peace and comfort for you and your family.

Lisa Gardner - Nov 2, 2013

Jim: I’m heartbroken to hear of your loss. If words and prayers can bring comfort, you have all of mine.

Angie Lesko - Nov 2, 2013

To the Kelly family and also to Barb and the Taylor family: My deepest condolences for your loss of Kimberly. Although it’s been many years since I have seen her I always remembered her to be really sweet and funny. I pray that God brings her family comfort and may you cherish the memories you all were blessed with. Barb I think of you often. Not sure where you are now but I would love to see again soon. My phone number 440-242-7910.
Angie Mendiola Lesko

Tess wakefield - Nov 2, 2013

My sincere condolences to you and your boys. I was very sad when I heard this news. May God’s strength be with your family! My family and I will continue to pray for you all!
Tess Wakefield and family

Jackie Eckstein - Nov 1, 2013

Jim and boys … no words can express what I am feeling in my heart right now. Please know that you are all in my prayers.
God Bless

Dick and Lorna Ackerman - Nov 1, 2013

To each and everyone of you just know that your Mom and Wife was one of the sweetest and caring people I have ever known. I loved her giggle and just sitting and quietly talking. She was there for me to help with the boys and always willing no matter what to listen. My heart and thoughts are with you all and how she loved you all. You boys and Jim were her world and now she is in your memories and hearts. I feel very very honored to call her friend. Love you all……the Ackerman’s….

Amanda Pace - Nov 1, 2013

Jim and boys – My family and I are truly sorry for your loss. There are no words I can write that will make the hurt less, but please know you are all in our thoughts and prayers everyday. God bless. Amanda and Matt Pace

Mary Drown - Nov 1, 2013

Praying for peace and comfort in the times ahead for all family and friends.

Pastor Doc & Sheila Burrows - Nov 1, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you go through this tragic time. Lean on the Lord for His Strength.
In God’s Love,

Denise Ackerman Steinman - Nov 1, 2013

I am so sorry for your loss of Kim. We can all cherish the memories, the laughes, the smiles, and love she showed so many people. We will all love and miss her.
Jim, Trevor, Tyler, and Thomas just know that I am praying for you all. Remember we all have a wonderful guardian angel watching over us with a warm, loving, and caring smile.

Bill and Debbie Ward - Nov 1, 2013

Our prayers are with you and your sons. May God give you the strength that only He can give during this most difficult time. God Bless Bill and Debbie

Rose & Gary Pittenger - Nov 1, 2013

Jim and the boys–We are so sorry for your loss. Just remember you are not alone–the entire town is with you. Nothing can take away your pain and loss, but know that we care. God Bless You All. Kim is in a better place, remember her smile, her hugs & kisses and she will live on in your heart