Kimberly Jean (Kirk) Farris, 57, of Linn Creek, died Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017, at her home after a long and courageous battle with cancer.
She was born Aug. 1, 1960, in Kansas City, Mo. to Harry E. (Tom) and Barbara Faye (Whitten) Kirk.
Kim spent her childhood in Independence and graduated from Truman High School. She began work at Southwestern Bell where she met Joel Farris and they married Oct. 30, 1982.
She worked for the Camdenton School system while attending college to earn a degree to pursue her dream of teaching. Kim worked for the Richland School system as the middle school language arts teacher for eight years before retiring in 2016. Teaching and mentoring young people were some of her greatest joys.
Kim is survived by her parents; her brother, Bruce Kirk and wife, Tammy, of Kansas City; her sister, Krista Beard and husband, Richard, of Blue Springs; her husband, Joel, of Linn Creek; daughter, Lindsay Walters and husband, Justin, of Richland; son Kirk Farris and wife, Courtney, of Nixa, and her grandchildren, Allie Grace and Miya Catherine Walters, of Richland; also many aunts and uncles, cousins, and her many students who called her “Mom.’’
A Celebration of Life for Kimberly Jean (Kirk) Farris will be held at 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017, at the Community Christian Church in Camdenton, under the care of Hedges-Scott Funeral Home of Camdenton.
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