John Matthew Kime
John Matthew Kime, age 36, of 4145 Faulk Road, Ashland, died unexpectedly, Sunday, July 15, 2001 at his home. His death was unexpected, however he had been in declining health.
John was born October 7, 1964 in Lansing, Michigan and attended Shelby City Schools before his family moved to to Dalton, Ohio in 1978. He was a 1983 graduate of Dalton High School, the same year in which he earned a black belt in Tae Kwon Do. John attended North Central Technical College for 2 years, transfering to The Ohio State University where he graduated in 1995 with a bachelors degree in psycology. While at OSU, he was inducted into the National Golden Key Honor Society. He was currently attending Ashland Theological Seminary studing pastoral-clinical counseling. He was a former habitation specialist at Applecreek Developemental Center. He served as a volunteer for several years at The Center in Mansfield and was currently a volunteer in the pastoral care department at Med Central Mansfield Hospital. He was a member of the Unitarian Universalist Church in Wooster. John was a great lover of animals. He was a gentle, generous, and caring person who lived life with great courage and strenghth. He will be deeply missed.
He is survived by his parents, Dr. Walter and Karen (Frank) Kime of Ashland; 3 brothers and a sister-in-law: Mark Kime of Cuyahoga Falls, OH; David Kime and his wife, Kathleen Quinn of Highland Heights, KY; and Adam Kime of Ashland; maternal grandmother, Thelma (Yohn) Frank of Shelby; aunts and uncles: Cheryl Reed of Shelby; Lois and Gerald Smith of Delaware, OH; Marie and Jay Nelson of Moses Lake, WA; Rick and Joann Frank of Shelby; and Roger Frank of Shelby.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Herbert Frank and his paternal grandparents, L. Stanley and Ruth (Joseph) Kime.
Calling hours will be on Thursday, July 19, 2001 at the Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby, from 2-4 and 6-9 PM and also from 9:30-10:30 AM Satuday, July 21, 2001 at the funeral home. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, at 10:30 AM conducted by Dr. Ed Wishert, a friend of the family. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery in Shelby. Memorial expressions may be made to Ashland Theological Seminary and left in care of the funeral home.