Kimberly Taylor ’87 Simons

Kimberly Joan Simons, 56, of Westfield passed away April 21, 2022.  She was born October 8, 1965, in Buchanan, MI, the daughter of Charles A. Taylor and Pat (Coleman) Breitkreuz.  She married Larry J. Simons on October 8, 1988.

After high school, Kim went on to play volleyball at Hope College where she graduated with her bachelor’s degree and was a member of Delta Phi sorority.  Kim was dedicated wife and mother to their four children.  Once her children were in school she joined the staff at Oak Trace Elementary as a teacher’s aide.  Her greatest enjoyment was being with her family and friends, and spending time at the family’s home in Michigan.

She is survived by her loving husband of 34 years, Larry Simons ’86; four children, Skylar Simons, Makenzie (Kyle) McKinley, Jensen (Audra Moore) Simons, and Camden Simons; two grandchildren, Beckett and Maeve; father, Charles Taylor; mother, Pat BreitKreuz; brother, Van Taylor; sister, Patty Taylor ’86(Marty) Schoonheim; mother-in-law, Jean Van Doorn; father-in-law, Leon Simons; brother-in-law, Leonard (Kate) Simons; and sister-in-law, Kay Lynn (Simon) LeMieux.  She was preceded in passing by her step-father, Fred Breitkreuz.

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