On Thursday, June 18, 2020, Rachel Kimberly McKibben, loving daughter, sister and aunt, passed away at the age of 35 due to complications with diabetes. Rachel was born on April 16, 1985 to Steven and Barbara (Jones) McKibben in Frankfort, Indiana. She attended Frankfort Senior High School where she learned to play violin, and was active in both her faith and love of her family.
Rachel was an inspiration to everyone she ever met. Her positivity and smile never wavered as she radiated strength through a long and difficult battle with diabetes. A fierce dedication to her family, friends and faith helped Rachel find meaning and purpose in life and she was completely committed to being there for anyone else hurting. Growing up surrounded by 3 brothers, Rachel learned the values of patience and fortitude as well as the ability to throw a shoe with laser-like accuracy when she had enough of them. Her humor was unparalleled; any moment spent with Rachel was usually full of laughter. As an avid Hello Kitty collector, Rachel always found comfort in being surrounded by the people and things she loved.
Visitation and Services
Visitation will be Noon-2 p.m. June 26, 2020 at Goodwin Funeral Home, 200 S. Main St., Frankfort. Funeral service will begin at 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Following the guidelines established by the State of Indiana in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will be allowing up to 40 people in the funeral home at a time. Memorial donations may be made to Goodwin Funeral Home, to assist the family with final expenses.
She is survived by her parents: Steven and Barbara (Jones) McKibben; three brothers: Dustin McKibben of Indianapolis, Brandon McKibben of Frankfort, and Bradley McKibben of Indianapolis; nephews: Connor and Tyler, maternal grandfather: Jim Jones, 11 aunts and uncles, and several cousins.
She is preceded in death by her grandmothers Dorothy (Scallan) Jones and Jacqueline McKibben Rich, both of Frankfort.