Kimberly A. Shipley

Kimberly A. Shipley

Kim passed away Wednesday, March 21, 2018 in Kalamazoo.

She was born September 23, 1961 in Allegan the daughter of George and Norma (McLaughlin) Shipley. Kim was a 1980 Martin High School graduate. She had worked at Harding’s in Otsego and was looking forward to starting a new job with Greenleaf Hospitality Group at the Radisson.

Kim was very creative and enjoyed photography, gardening and baking. She liked volunteering and was always willing to help anyone in need. Kim’s greatest accomplishment was raising her two daughters who she loved very much.

Surviving are her husband, Bradley Fall; daughters, Danielle Koperski and Ashley Campbell; grandson, Conner Campbell; mother, Norma; siblings, Cliff Shipley, Tim Shipley and Michele (Matt) Doster and niece, Jaiden Shipley.

She was preceded in death by her father and grandmother, Lucille McLaughlin.

According to her wishes cremation has taken place.

Friends may visit with Kim’s family from 6-8 P.M., Friday, April 13, 2018 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego.

Contributions in memory of Kim may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

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  1. Kelley & Rick DePauw says:

    Kim was an angel and will be greatly missed by all. Praying many prayers for The Lord to carry all of the family through these times of sorrow and loss

  2. Joanne Krcatovich says:

    I am so sad to hear of Kim’s passing, she had a kind word for everyone she met and great love for her family. My heart goes out to all of you. God Bless

  3. Agnes Schmitt Vanarsdal says:

    Oh, Norma ! I am so very very sorry. I pray for Jesus to carry you and your family through the coming days.
    I love you

  4. Lydia Hutchens says:

    What terrible and shocking news! May God comfort all of you at this time.

  5. Dick & Sylvia Davis says:

    Our hearts are heavy for Norma and the family. Kim was a part of our family since the day she was born. The Shipley Family and our family were always together our children grew up together. We will love and miss her for the rest of our lives.

    Love to all of you
    Dick and Sylvia

  6. Jane Mena says:

    A beautiful woman so very sorry.

  7. Amy Misner says:

    Neil and I are so sorry for your loss. Prayers for the family to get through this hard time.

  8. Christie and Curt Fontaine says:

    You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. She was such a beautiful person inside and out. Always smiling and always caring.

  9. Molly Mentzer says:

    So very sorry for your loss. Prayers to carry you through this very sad time. Special thoughts of you Brad.

  10. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you Norma, and all the family.
    Kim was a loving and caring person. We always got all her news from Aunt Lucille, she loved Kim so.
    Kathy & Bruce Brandon

  11. Tina Dennany says:

    Prayers for all of you. I love Aunt Kim so very much; she was an extraordinary woman and she will be greatly missed forever.

  12. Randy & Kathy DeMann says:

    So sorry for you loss. Kim was a wonderful person. The world will be less bright without her.

  13. Joseph Lukins says:

    Kim was a great friend and cousin . We were very close growing up and will always remember riding to school in her new Camaro with her best friend Vicky .Will always have wonderful memories of my beautiful cousin Kim . We all have another Angle watching over us Rest in Peace my special Angel.In My Prayers and Heart too all her family.

  14. Ronda Beeke says:

    So sorry for you loss she was a sweetheart I remember she always bounced back and forth on the bus in her seat,she was fun also as we played as kids my heart and prayers goes out to you and your family

  15. Bobbie Sodano says:

    I am so sad to hear this. I worked with Kim at Plant 2, she will forever be missed! Our newest angel.

  16. Tamey (Knobloch) Hemminger says:

    What sad, shocking news, I grew up with Cliff, Tim and Kim, we were almost always at the Shipley farm, Kim and I would always be riding our horses, will never forget her, she was a special young lady. RIP Kim, prayers for the family at such a sad time.

  17. Bill Burmeister says:

    So sorry for your loss. I hung out with Tim and Cliff growing up. Kim was like my little sister back then. Got reacquainted when she worked at my credit union. It was good to see her. She was a sweet and special woman. I know she was loved by many and will be dearly missed. I’m sure her and her Dad have saddled up in Heaven. Thoughts are with her family.

  18. Deb (Denniston) Mayer says:

    I was so sorry to hear of Kim’s death. I am praying for her family and close friends. I grew up with Kim in school and I have good memories of her. Sending my condolences to all.

  19. Lesa Sanchez says:

    We are sending prayers to Kim’s Family. We are sorry for your loss.

  20. Cindy Roberts says:

    So sorry for your loss. Praying that you will know God’s comfort at this time.

  21. Kelli Donovan (Polmanteer) says:

    My heart is with you all. I worked with Kim at Home Depot and never saw her not smiling. She set a good example for us all. I will miss that smile

  22. Sherry Shipley Simpson says:

    Kim was a favorite cousin. She was always kind & caring. Bless her family in the coming days. Love you so much Sherry.

  23. Tim Rayman says:

    We were very excited to have her start with us at GHG, we’re very sorry for your loss.

    Our thoughts are with your family

  24. Walt & Pat Schmitt says:

    I have no words that will be comforting to you all, but I do know that God is with each of you holding you tightly and closely through this.
    We don’t understand why, but God’s timing and reasonings are orchestrated perfectly. For the is no love greater or anything better than to be with our Master in Heaven…
    We love you all…
    Walt & Pat

  25. Lisa McBride says:

    Kim was such a happy, caring person and cousin. I will always remember all of the fun hay rides with the whole family. She will be missed by many. God has chosen a very special angel. My thoughts and prayers are with the family in this difficult time.

  26. Kathy Newman says:

    What a very special lady. So very sorry for your loss. She was a “smiling and kind” testament to what it is like to be a true and caring spirit. Rest in peace Kim. You will be sorely missed by all.

  27. John & Nancy Fahrne says:

    Dear Norma and family,
    Words can’t express how very very sorry we are. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. The ones we love never truly leave our hearts, they are always with us. Please find comfort in your happy memories. This will be the light when the world seems dark.
    John & Nancy

  28. Lori Rice says:

    Kim was such a wonderful person and mother, she was always a smiling and upbeat woman. She will be dearly missed by all, my heart goes out to her family, I am so sorry for your loss.

  29. Brenda Goorhouse says:

    I’m so very sorry for your loss Norma, Michele, and your family, and shocked to hear this news. Wishing you comfort and peace. You are in my thoughts.

  30. Barney and Carol McLaughlin says:

    Norma and family..there really are no words to comfort you. But may the fond and precious memories you have of Kim remain in your hearts forever. We will remember her beautiful smile and friendly nature. Our love to all. Barney and Carol

  31. Shauna Hopson says:

    So sorry for your loss. Kim was a great lady who loved her family dearly. I met Kim years back when Daniel and Ashley joined my 4H club (Companion 4Hers). Kim was a very devoted mother who always put her girls first. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  32. Laurie Wray says:

    Cliff, Michelle and family – so sorry for your loss, will keep you in my thoughts and prayers as days go by to give you added strength to get through this horrible loss

  33. Ellyn Meeter Deneau says:

    My Heart goes out to Kim and her family. She was such a light
    every time I walked into Hardings. We went to school together but I didn’t really know her then. I got to know her in the last 6 months. She was always smiling. She was a breath of fresh air and never had anything but nice things to say. I miss her already….

  34. Sally and Don Dam says:

    Oh Norma, girls and family so sorry about Kim’s passing, she was such a dear friend was looking forward to getting together in the next few weeks, God had other plans Really going to miss her! Love and Prayers to all of you!! Heaven gained a beautiful ANGEL!!

  35. Dalesr Georgia Lynn Washburn says:

    We are so very sorry for your loss Kim she will be miss she was so very nice and we are praying for your family

  36. O'hare family says:

    I am saddened for the news worked with kim for few years she was a very nice woman. She would buy my kids presents when they were young.and save box tops for me to give to the school . and ashley and Danielle and Connor was her world.she will be missed and prayers for the family

  37. Sue (Guerrant) VanLiere says:

    So sorry for your loss. Kim was always so friendly and always reached out to help when needed. Such a beautiful person. She will be missed tremendously. RIP

  38. Scott and Kathleen Broers says:

    Our thoughts and prayers to the family. We will miss our cousin, Kim, her sparkle and smile! Our family reunions on Wetheral Lake were always important to her, getting together every year, enjoying the food and fun and seeing each other change through the years! She will be dearly missed and will always be in our hearts and prayers! Love to her family. Hugs to Aunt Norma, Cliff, Tim and Michelle.

  39. Mae Miller says:

    I can’t express how sad I feel . Kim was a wonderful ,kind person with so much love in her heart for every one . She will be missed but thought of often. She was very kind and generous. My heart goes out to her family.

  40. Honey Knight says:

    Dear Aunt Norma, Cliff and Tim. We are sending our love and prayers for you all. Our hearts break for you as we know how much Kim was loved and will be missed by all. Kim was a very special daughter, sister, wife, mother and grandma. We are asking for Jesus to be with you all and comfort you all only as he can! Love and God’s healing, Honey, Loretta, Bev, Helen, Dronda (Sage girls)

  41. Dawn Watson Brown says:

    I am deeply saddened to hear of your loss. Kim was a beautiful person that touched so many lives.
    You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

    With deepest sympathy,
    Dawn Watson Brown

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