Kimberly “Kim” Michelle McMillen, age 50, passed away on August 22nd, 2020 in her home at St. James surrounded by her loved ones. Kim was born on March 18th, 1970 in Farmington to Joe and Kathy Troutt, and grew up in Dillard. She joined Jeff McMillen in marriage on June 6th, 1992 in Viburnum and they began their life together in Shirley.
Kim was employed at Steelville Manufacturing in Steelville in the beginning of their marriage, then Purcell Tire in Potosi for several years following. Together they had three girls - Madison, Abigail, and Gracie. Their life together led her family to move to St. James in 2002 where Kim began working for the family business, Troutt & Sons, Inc., as a secretary and bookkeeper.
Kim loved jet boating, side by side riding, and most importantly helping others. The few organizations Kim was involved in included: Boating For Buddies, Inc., Founder/President, founded in 2007, Parent Teacher Community Organization of St. James School District for many years beginning in 2008 and Riding for a Reason beginning in 2015 as a Founding Board Member and Secretary.
Kim was preceded in death by her great grandparents Ed & Abbie Burns, great grandparents Erb & Gertrude Troutt, grandparents Earline & Virgil Murray, grandfather Jim Jobes, Grandparents Clive & Doris Troutt, and mother-in-law Joyce McMillen.
Kim is survived by her husband; Jeff McMillen, three daughters; Madison, Abigail, and Gracie McMillen, a grandson; Waylon Robison; parents, Joe & Kathy Troutt; brother, Chris (Robin) Troutt, all of St. James and father & mother-in-law Lowell & Jane McMillen of Caledonia, several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law; aunts, uncles, many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
The Family received friends from 4 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, August 25th and from 9 a.m. until service time on Wednesday, August 26th at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, August 26th, at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville with Rev. Roger Silvey officiating. Special music of “Love can build a Bridge”, “Good Hearted Woman”, “Somebody’s Hero” and “I hope you Dance” was played. Memories were shared by daughter, Madison and J.T. Gunter.
Committal prayer and interment were in the Shirley Union Church Cemetery, Potosi.
Honored to be casket bearers were Dillon Parry, Lance Cottrell, Greg Portell, Jeff Jones, Patrick Rosener, Brian Gibson, Ernest “Weezer” Hampton and Jim Fleshman. Honorary bearers were Richie Troutt and John L. McMillen.
Memorials may be given to “Boating For Buddies”, c/o of Britton-Bennett Funeral Home, P.O. Box 457, Steelville, MO.
The family was served by the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home of Steelville 65565.