Kim Kathrens Straub

December 9, 2019

Kim Kathrens Straub, 54, died December 9, 2019 at her home in Collierville, Tennessee.  She was born in Lafayette, Indiana on May 9, 1965 (Mother’s Day) to Nancy and Gail Kathrens.  Kim was raised in Fort Wayne, Indiana with her brother Bryon Kathrens and attended Indiana University.  Kim earned her RN degree and had a successful career in the medical field.  She cared deeply for her patients, especially ones with developmental disabilities.  Kim married Bill Straub on April 10, 1990.  They raised two daughters (Kara and Christiana) in Collierville, Tennessee.  Kim was a strong Christian and one of the kindest people you would ever meet.  She was a wonderful mother to her two children.

Visitation and Services

Her funeral service will be held Friday, December 20, 2019 at the Chapel of Peace at Green Lawn Cemetery in Frankfort, Indiana.

Survived by:

Kim is survived by her husband Bill and two daughters, Kara and Christiana.


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11 Condolences for “Kim Kathrens Straub”

  1. Melissa December 18, 2019 at 4:48 pm

    Praying for the beautiful soul of a strong, resilient woman who inspired others. My deepest condolences to her family and friends. She is not forgotten and close with God now.

  2. Kelly Speck December 18, 2019 at 7:41 pm

    I have so many wonderful memories of Kim playing with my sister and me in our childhood. She was my most favorite cousin and, for the most part, was blessed to live in the same state. I had so much fun when she took me to Orlando and Disney World. I always was in awe of her from when she was a cheerleader to attending I.U. I will always have fond memories and will love you forever.

  3. Shayla Avants December 18, 2019 at 10:22 pm

    Rest in peace, dear friend. You are loved by many and we will all miss you.

  4. Tom Lebamoff December 19, 2019 at 9:00 am

    God bless Kim and her family. I went to high school with Kim. She was one of the kindest and happy people I knew. I can see her big smile walking the halls of Wayne High School. She is at peace and with her Mom.

  5. Gina Bilby Dumas December 19, 2019 at 12:36 pm

    I’m deeply saddened to hear this news. I went to High School with Kim and she was one of the kindest souls I’ve ever met. Prayers for peace and comfort.

  6. Debbie Doust December 19, 2019 at 3:05 pm

    Bryon we were so sorry to hear about your sister! Will keep your family in our prayers!
    Blessings to all of you!
    Debbie and Joe

  7. Loretta December 19, 2019 at 5:04 pm

    Kim, You were and are all these things:
    Tender hearted
    Strong in the Lord and in the power of His might
    May God’s love and presence comfort your family at this difficult time. AMEN.

  8. Scott White December 19, 2019 at 10:51 pm

    I first met Kim on my very first day at Miami M.S. in Sep’78, and we were good friends all through ourWayne H.S. days. We enjoyed many events and activities during those fun years. Kim was a great and caring friend. Always loved going to the Kathrens’ home and watching Kim and her mother talking and laughing. I wish Bryon comfort in this time. No words can adequately convey my sincere sorrow in the loss of your loving sister. God Bless.

  9. David, Emmy, Kelsey and Kevin Will December 22, 2019 at 7:43 pm

    To Bill, Kara and Christiana; we are heart broken to hear of Kim’s passing. She was a beautiful, kind, loving and caring person. Kim was there for us and our family when we needed her. We cannot imagin the pain that you all must be feeling. Please know that we are thinking and praying for you all during this difficult time.

  10. Ashley Elem April 26, 2020 at 11:27 pm

    I miss you everyday Kim. I love you. I know you are in good hands with grandma and grandpa and aunt Nancy. Till I see you you again. I’ll always love you.

  11. Monica Battle October 3, 2023 at 11:53 pm

    Love you forever my friend Kim

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