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Kimberly Kay Schmidt
  • March 07, 1959
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  • September 06, 2020

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Kimberly Kay Schmidt, of Fort Myers Beach, Florida, passed away on September 6, 2020. She was 61 years old. Kimberly was born on March 7, 1959, in Indianapolis, Indiana, to Donald L. Schmidt and Patricia M. (Sullivan) Schmidt.

During her working life, she helped with running the family business, Overhead Door Company of Columbus Inc. She was a gymnast at Columbus North, a member of the Moose Lodge and had many wonderful friends at Bonita Bills.

Among many other things, Kimberly loved to go boating, swimming, skiing and especially loved to ride horses. She loved her horses, her dogs, Sullivan and Madison and her pot-bellied pig, Sir Diamond Bacon.

Kimberly loved her family, around which her universe revolved. She loved old friends and welcomed new ones. She always put her family above all other priorities, including taking care of her own self. She took great pride in caring for others which brought her joy.

She had conviction and confidence to spare. Her sense of humor was enough to make us all smile, no matter the circumstance and befriend those she may have barely known.

She also valued hard work, commitment and following ones dreams.

Her love was unconditional, as it was the fabric from which she fashioned her entire life.

Kimberly is survived by her parents, Donald and Patricia Schmidt of Columbus, Indiana and Ft. Myers Beach, Florida; son and daughter in law, Brandon and Carla Corya of Columbus, Indiana; son and daughter in law, Kip and Clare Corya of Mesa, Arizona; sister in law, Linda Schmidt of Columbus, Indiana; granddaughters, Adriana Corya of Columbus, Indiana, Myla, Taylor and Charlie Corya of Mesa, Arizona; and nephews, Griffin Schmidt of Los Angeles, California and Collin Schmidt of Columbus, Indiana.

She is preceded in death by her brother, Donald A. Schmidt, as well as her grandparents, John and Dot Jackson, Don and Bernice Schmidt, and Charles A. Sullivan (RIP).

No memorial services will be held at this time.

Any contributions made in Kimberly’s name can be sent to the foundation or charity of the donor’s choice.


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  1. 23 Sep 2020
    Andrew Cultice lit a candle:
    Lit since September 23, 2020 at 9:45:47 PM

  2. 18 Sep 2020
    Deniese Exner says:
    My heart is filled with great sadness . I have great memories of us all growing up together in our younger years.
    I hope you are resting in peace my dear cousin.
    Love Cousin Deniese ❤️

  3. 18 Sep 2020
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    Lit since September 18, 2020 at 9:57:34 PM

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    Lit since September 17, 2020 at 9:35:55 AM

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    Lit since September 16, 2020 at 9:28:35 PM

  6. 14 Sep 2020
    John Becker lit a candle:
    Lit since September 14, 2020 at 9:02:53 PM

  7. 14 Sep 2020
    Cindy Manning Reed says:
    I have known Kim since 6th grade. I lived in the same neighborhood, Riverview Acres in Columbus, In. Kim was a beautiful girl and so charming. She was confident and very stylish. Her parents were very warm and welcoming.
    When Kim had her 2 boys, I was their teacher at a Montessori school. She was a great mom.
    I was shocked to learn that she passed away. Her personality was one that could live forever. R.I.P. Kim, even though I have not seen you in a long time, I feel that we could have picked up where we left off many years ago. Much love to your family. My thoughts and prayers are with them. Cindy Manning Reed

  8. 12 Sep 2020
    Jan Hill posted an image:
    Kimberly and Louise
    Kimberly and Louise

  9. 12 Sep 2020
    Mike and Diana Bova says:
    Love and prayers from Mike, Diana, Mike III, Rochelle, Doug, Sr. and Paula Bova and families.......

  10. 12 Sep 2020
    Mary (Herakovich) Ladd says:
    I have such happy memories of spending time with Kim in the 80’s. We were both young moms and our kids were in the same play group. She was beautiful, always smiling, fun loving - and a dedicated Mom. My heart goes out to her family and everyone who loved her!

  11. 12 Sep 2020
    Marsha Gottwalles says:
    Rest In Peace, Mom2.

    So loved & missed,
    Mom1

  12. 12 Sep 2020
    Marsha Gottwalles lit a candle:
    Lit since September 12, 2020 at 9:34:11 PM

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    Marsha Gottwalles lit a candle:
    Lit since September 12, 2020 at 9:32:41 PM

  14. 12 Sep 2020
    Kaylan Fields says:
    Ms. Kim,
    I have known you since I was born. I always heard my parents talk about how you made a whole dinner for the family when my Grandfather passed. You were such an amazing and beautiful woman. Gone too soon, but never forgotten. Love you!

  15. 12 Sep 2020
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    Lit since September 12, 2020 at 9:36:56 AM

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    Lit since September 11, 2020 at 9:58:03 PM

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    Lit since September 11, 2020 at 9:47:14 PM

  19. 11 Sep 2020
    Tom Rohm says:
    I knew Kim since about 8th grade, and though I haven’t seen Kim for many years, I will miss her just knowing that she was making this world a better place. A warm smile, a contagious personality, and an great sense of humor is what I will always remember. My prayers will be with the family and close friends of Kim.

  20. 11 Sep 2020
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    Lit since September 11, 2020 at 9:04:07 AM

  21. 10 Sep 2020
    Matthew Willoughby lit a candle:
    Lit since September 10, 2020 at 9:43:28 PM

  22. 10 Sep 2020
    Joe Swaim says:
    While I did not know Kim after High School since I left for the Navy 5 days after graduation, I always enjoyed her in class all through high school. Prayers go out to the family that you may be comforted.

  23. 10 Sep 2020
    Clare Mesnard posted an image:
    Kimberly's "Sunshine"
    Kimberly's "Sunshine"

  24. 10 Sep 2020
    Clare Mesnard posted an image:
    Nana and her Charlie
    Nana and her Charlie

  25. 10 Sep 2020
    Clare Mesnard posted an image:
    Nana and her "Girlies"
    Nana and her "Girlies"

  26. 10 Sep 2020
    Clare Mesnard posted an image:
    Nana and Toots
    Nana and Toots

  27. 10 Sep 2020
    Clare Mesnard posted an image:
    Nanna Kay and her "Girlies"
    Nanna Kay and her "Girlies"

  28. 10 Sep 2020
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    Lit since September 10, 2020 at 9:13:43 PM

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    Lit since September 10, 2020 at 9:32:33 PM

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    Lit since September 10, 2020 at 9:32:04 PM

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    Lit since September 10, 2020 at 9:31:41 PM

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    Lit since September 10, 2020 at 9:02:59 PM

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    Lit since September 10, 2020 at 9:08:35 AM

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