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Kimberly J. Stephey-Ellis

Kimberly J. Stephey-Ellis, 65, of Huntington, passed away unexpectedly from natural causes at 11:13 am Thursday, Dec. 29, 2022, at her home.

Kimberly was born on Dec. 19, 1957, in Huntington, the daughter of Alton Stephey and Dorothy (Budruweit) Stephey. She attended Huntington High School. Kimberly was a self-employed independent contractor. She was a skilled drywall finisher and a residential painter. Some of her artwork is displayed on a few of the fire hydrants located in downtown Huntington.

Kimberly enjoyed going fishing, being outdoors in the sun, and baking cakes for special occasions. She was a talented artist and was passionate about painting with watercolors or acrylic paints. Kimberly made friends wherever she went and always put others first. She was a devoted mother and grandmother. Kimberly loved to be playful with her grandchildren, spoiling them with sweet treats, allowing them to paint her nails and call her “Grandma Tom” (a nickname that was given to her by her son at a young age). Kimberly’s heart had no limits, she loved everyone and was a faithful servant, lifting others up by saying “May God shine a light bright on you”.

Survivors include her three loving sons, Michael W. (Jayna) Goodrich of Liberty Center, Joseph A. (Carrie Ann Tackett) Goodrich of Huntington, Jon (Kristin) Goodrich of Wabash; brother, Chuck A. Stephey of Huntington; her companion, James Monroe of Huntington; eleven grandchildren, Noah, Logan, Lucas, Denver, Oakland, Kenna, Lane, Briggs, Jackson, Yazmine, Catalina; and great grandson Grayson. She is preceded in death by her father, Alton L. Stephey, mother, Dorothy E. Stephey, and grandson, LB Goodrich.

Visitation will be from 3 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2023, at Bailey-Love Mortuary, 35 West Park Drive, Huntington, IN. Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2023, at Lancaster Cemetery in Huntington County with Pastor Thad Tucker officiating.

Preferred memorials to the Helping Hands, in care of Bailey-Love Mortuary, 35 West Park Drive, Huntington, IN, 46750.

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Bailey-Love Mortuary is honored to serve the family of Kimberly J. Stephey-Ellis.