December 3, 1966 — June 11, 2013
Katherine Minna “Kathy” Kim, 46, of Peoria, died peacefully at 11:05 a.m. on Tuesday, June 11, 2013, at Heartland Health Care Center Riverview in East Peoria.
Kathy was born on December 3, 1966, in Chicago, the daughter of John Chao-Kun and Dorothy (Shin) Ting. She married Dean H. Kim on August 3, 1996, in Urbana. He survives.
She is also survived by her mother and brother, Peter (Jennifer Lizaso) Ting, all of Chicago. She was preceded in death by her father.
Kathy initially worked as a Lab Technician for the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency in Champaign. After moving to Peoria, she worked as a Research Assistant at the National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research in Peoria and as a Sales Associate for Bergner’s at The Shoppes at Grand Prairie.
Kathy faithfully attended Northwoods Community Church in Peoria. Diagnosed with ALS in February 2012, she continued to praise her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Kathy blessed everyone with her smile each day throughout her ordeal, constantly providing inspiration with her strength and her kindness. She was much loved and admired and will be missed.
A Celebration of Life service will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday, August 17, 2013, at Clary Funeral Home, 3004 West Lake Avenue in Peoria, with Pastor Jeffrey Leeman officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the funeral home. Interment will be at Historic Springdale Cemetery in Peoria.
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