To paraphrase Will Rogers, Kim Keim Dougherty never met a person she didn’t like, or one who didn’t like her. Kim passed away on August 20, 2021, at the age of 62.
She was born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania on May 12, 1959, to Norman D. Keim, Sr. and the former Doris Miller, both of whom preceded her in death.
Kim graduated from Jersey Shore High School in 1977 and went on to work at Manor Care Jersey Shore for over 30 years. Kim married the love of her life, John M. Dougherty, on July 7, 1979.
In addition to her husband, she leaves behind two children, Amy (Tom) Bruno of Jersey Shore, and Chad (Derrick) Dougherty of Lock Haven; two grandchildren, Gannon and Gage Bruno, of Jersey Shore; two brothers, Norm (Lori) Keim, Jr. of Millersburg, and Allen (Cindy) Keim of Jersey Shore; father and mother-in-law, Newton and Hilda Dougherty of Jersey Shore; brothers-in-law, Howard Dougherty and Richard (Diane) Dougherty of Pottstown; her beloved fur baby, Chewie, fur grandbabies, Kipper and Bear; many nieces and nephews, extended family, and friends.
In addition to her parents, Kim was also preceded in death by a sister-in-law, Denise Dougherty.
One of her friends once describe Kim as "a party waiting to happen." She loved life and lived every minute she had on this Earth to the fullest. She enjoyed people and they enjoyed her. She enjoyed shopping and would go on a road trip on a moment’s notice, if asked. But the place she loved most in the world was Cape May, New Jersey, where her ashes will be spread.
As much as she loved her children, she loved her two grandsons, Gannon and Gage, even more. She was overjoyed at having seen Gannon recently start to drive, and to see Gage start playing football. Her family will feel the void of her passing for years.
Not wanting to be sadly remembered, and as a testament to Kim’s fun-loving spirit, she explicitly left instructions to her family to have a huge Celebration of Life party in her honor. The family plans to have the party in the Spring of 2022, details of which will be announced at a later date. Also, in keeping with her wishes, donations may be sent to the Clinton County S.P.C.A., 33 Mill Hill Road, Lock Haven, PA 17745, in her name in lieu of flowers.
The Light of the World will glow much dimmer now that Kim’s life has flickered out. She will be sorely missed.
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