In Memory

Kim Willhoit (Jones)

Kimberly "Kim" Jones, 37

Kimberly "Kim"Jones, of Chester, SD, died Sunday, March 2, 1997, at McKennan Hospital after a long illness.

Kimberly Anne Willhoit was born on December 26, 1959, in Slaton, Texas, the daughter of John and Diane Willhoit. She grew up and attended school in Sioux City, Iowa. Kim moved to Sioux Falls in 1984 and worked at Minerva's for eight years. She was also a rental agent for Babinski Properties during that time.

Kim was married to Robert Jones on October 20, 1990, in Brandon. They have made their home in Chester since 1994.

Grateful for having shared her life are her husband, Robert of Chester; her parents John and Linda Willhoit of Brandon; her grandmother, Mrs. Marilyn Hyte of Aurora, Colorado; one sister Mrs. Kevin (Tammie) Leff of Sioux City, Iowa; two brothers: John Willhoit and his wife, Robin and Mike Budd of Brandon; three nieces and one nephew; her father and mother in law, Marion and of Viola Jones of Chester.

Funeral service was held on March 6, 1997, at Chester United Methodist Church with Pastor Steve Martens officiating. Ruby Berven was organist and Terry Reck was soloist.

Casket bearers were Chad Mellenberndt, Gary Klinghagen, Rich Mueller, Scott Christensen, Mark Barger and Tom Van Liere. Interment was at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Chester.

Dell Rapids Tribune March 12, 1997
Dell Rapids, Minnehaha County, South Dakota 

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02/20/09 03:51 PM #1    

Carole Butler (Nichols)

Kim was an amazing person, full of Fun, daring to push the limits, & would challenge you to do the same.
I have the battle scars to prove it, who you calling "Chicken" LOL!!!

She fought a long hard battle, never willing to give in, let alone give up, & I admire her courage on so many levels!!

She will be missed at our reunion, but I will raise a glass in her honor, & I hope you will all join me in sharing a Happy memory!!!

Love ya Kim, & I know you will be with us, you never missed a good Party Girlfriend, in fact you were the one who usually had em!!

Thanks for the many wonderful memories, I will treasure each & everyone!!
Girlfriends Forever,

03/02/09 01:01 PM #2    

Ken Davis

To echo what Carole said, Kim was a great person and I’m honored to have known her. And I was at several of those parties at her house, some of them I even remember.

Kim, you are missed but never forgotten.

07/21/09 10:51 PM #3    

Tena Bostinelos (Wensman)

I think Kim was the anchor that kept everyone together...she always had a heart open to whomever needed it. Yes, all the things Carol said were true...but there was just something about Kim. Her house was the "hang out" and many of us spent way too many hours there to count---even if we had to sneak out to do it--

I will always remember Kim and what a dear friend she was to me and to so many others....forever.

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