April 17, 1925 - April 07, 2013
Annie Kim, age 87, of Warsaw, Missouri, passed away on Sunday, April 7, 2013, at the Lincoln Community Nursing Home. She was born on the Island of Kauai in Hawaii on April 17, 1925.
Her formative years were spent on Kauai where she graduated from Kauai High School in 1943. She later moved to Omaha, Nebraska, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and New Orleans, Louisiana, before settling in Warsaw in 1991.
During World War II, Annie served with the 581st Signal Corp Division, U. S. Army Air Force as a member of the Women’s Air Raid Defense which was formed by the Air Force to work with the radar system protecting the Hawaiian Islands defense system.
She also taught a personal development course in a rehab program in the community college system of University of Hawaii, worked as a Personnel Director of a medical lab, and as an Office Manager of a Plastic Surgery Clinic.
She is preceded in death by her former husband Dr. James S.H. Kim, DDS (oral surgeon), two brothers, Charles and Floyd and two sisters Mabel and Alice.
She is survived by three sons, Melvin Kim and his wife Linda, of Harvey, Louisiana, Steven Kim and his wife Debi, of Hillsborough, New Jersey, and Kevin Kim of Honolulu, Hawaii. She is also survived by six grandchildren, two great grandchildren, one brother, Greg, numerous nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.
Annie always said the greatest gift God blessed her with was her personal relationship with Jesus Christ. She accepted the Lord as her saviour in 1984 while attending First Assembly of God Church in Hawaii. At the time of her death Annie was a member of the River Church, in Warsaw and a resident of Lincoln Community Care Center in Lincoln, Missouri.
The family is honoring her wishes that her body be cremated and her ashes will be interred in the Pacific Ocean bordering her hometown of Kapaa, Kauai, in Hawaii. Her family would like to extend their gratitude to all who helped Annie in her time of need. A special thank you to her niece Celeste, Pastors Sam and Denise Hinkle, her friends Peggy Schmidli, Ginny Hutchens, (who she could not have done without), George Rogers and Dwight Classon. The wonderful staff at Lincoln Community Care Center and her extended family in Christ at River Church.