Kimberly Kaye Owens, 51, Dayton, Ky., passed away Wednesday, April 23, 2014, at St. Elizabeth Healthcare, Edgewood, Ky.
Born Nov. 4, 1962, in Covington, Ky., she was the daughter of Bernard Smith, Wilder, Ky., who survives, and Janet (Pollard) Knowlton, who preceded her in death.
She was also preceded in death by both paternal and maternal grandparents, most recently her grandmother, Nell Pollard, Versailles, with whom she shared a special bond.
Kimberly will be missed by her husband of nearly 25 years, Jim Owens, and daughter Lyndsay Owens, both of Dayton, as well as by her stepfather, Russell Knowlton, Osgood, and siblings Jeffrey (Kim) Smith, Batesville, Leslie (Jason) Smith and Johanna (Steve) Owens, Osgood, and Tamra Smith, Covington.
The 1981 Jac-Cen-Del High School graduate was employed by the Internal Revenue Service. Family and friends were very important to Kimberly and she loved keeping in touch, either through holiday gatherings, via e-mail or by Facebook posts. Despite facing numerous health issues, she remained positive and focused on others, particularly her daughter, of whom she was very, very proud. A look at her Facebook page upon the announcement of her death showed just how liked and appreciated she was by family, friends and co-workers. Having made a positive impact on many, she will be missed.
Following 10 a.m. visitation, funeral services are at noon Monday, April 28, at Allison & Rose Funeral Home, Taylor Mill, Ky. Burial is at Mother of God Cemetery, Fort Wright, Ky.