Mount Vernon News

Mount Vernon News
April 3, 2013 10:56 am EDT


MOUNT VERNON — Kim Reane (Heppeard) Alexander, 55, of Crystal Avenue, Mount Vernon, passed away Saturday morning, March 30, 2013, at Knox Community Hospital.

Kim was born July 1, 1957, in St. Mary’s, to Donald E. Heppeard and Lois (Sholler) Rhum.

She was a member of the New Life Church of the Nazarene. Kim graduated from Mendon High School and from Mount Vernon Nazarene College and North Central State College in Mansfield where she was a LPN Nurse.

Kim worked in many of the nursing homes here in Mount Vernon, Columbus and the Westerville area. She worked for L’Nard Restorative Concepts, Inc.; where she enjoy travel throughout Ohio. Along with her family; she enjoyed camping and fishing. They were members of Family Campers and RV’s and served has the State Children’s Director.

Kim is survived by her husband, whom she married June 30, 1979, for almost 34 years, Thomas D. Alexander; daughter, Lolita L. Alexander-Walker (Ronnie) both of Mount Vernon; granddaughter, Kimberly Rose Walker; grandson, Luke Skye Walker, both of the home; good friend and care giver, Jessica M. Franz Mount Vernon; her father, Donald E. Heppeard (Marge) of Celina; mother, Lois Rhum of Crestline; brother, Gregory K. Heppeard (Anna) of Okla.; brother, Tod L. Heppeard (Rhonda) of Hilliard; mother-in-Law, Lolita R. Alexander of Mount Vernon; brothers-in-law, Charles N. Alexander (Michelle) of Centerburg; Lawrence E. Alexander (Catherine) of Aurora, Colo.; and sister-in-law, Kathryn A. (Charles) Bube, of Phoenix, Ariz.

Friends may call Saturday from noon to 2 p.m. at R.R. Hodges Chapel on the Mount Vernon Nazarene University Campus, where a Celebration of Life Service will start at 2 p.m. The Dilley-Lasater Funeral Homes are handling the funeral services for the Alexander family.

The family wishes to express their appreciation to those who provided care to Kim during her battle with Multiple Sclerosis and other health issues. The doctors and their staff, at Knox Community Hospital; OSU Medical Center; Riverside Hospital; our family; church family and friends. Thank you all so much TDA.

Contributions may be made in Kim’s memory to: Multiple Sclerosis Society, 651 G Lakeview Plaza Blvd., Worthington, OH 43085; or to First Church of the Nazarene c/o Kim Alexander Nursing Scholarship Fund.

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