Kimberly Kay Smith Hay, 64, of Excelsior Springs, Missouri, passed away peacefully at her home on February 28, 2022.
Kimberly was born on November 9, 1957 in Kansas City, Missouri, to Richard L. and Alberta L. (Malson) Smith.
She was a 1976 graduate of Kearney High School in Kearney, Missouri. She attended Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville, Missouri, and also took classes in photography at William Jewell College in Liberty, Missouri.
She married Robert Paul Hay of Dearborn, Missouri, on April 6,1979 and they made their home in Excelsior Springs, where they lived together for 43 years.
Kimberly left the workforce to be a full time mother to her two daughters, Harmony and Abra. There was nothing greater than being a mother to her and she was present for all school functions and their many extra-curricular activities.
In her fifties, she devoted most of her time to her three grandchildren, Avery, Landon, Charlotte, and her beloved dachshund, Willie. She loved them all dearly.
Kimberly enjoyed cooking, sewing, reading, and watching old movies starring Bette Davis and Barbara Stanwyck. She also loved taking long country drives with her husband, planting flowers together every spring, and going to the drive-in movies.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Richard and Alberta, and her grandmother, Nellie E. (Coburn) Bussey.
She is survived by her husband, Robert P. Hay, and dachshund “son” Willie of Excelsior Springs, Missouri; daughters, Harmony N. (Jerry II) Damron of Tipp City, Ohio, and Abra L. (Matthew) Hay-Macon of Independence, Missouri; grandchildren, Avery, Landon, and Charlotte of Tipp City, Ohio, and grand dogs, Herrmann and Lillee of Independence, Missouri; brother, Jeffrey M. Smith of Plattsburg, Missouri; nieces, Melody Smith, Melina Smith, and Melissa Spurlin; many cousins and other extended family members in the Northland area.
Service and interment will be planned by the family at a later date in the spring, Kimberly’s favorite time of year, when it is warm and sunny.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to a local animal shelter in her name. Kimberly loved animals and wanted them all to have a good, loving home.
Arrangements in care of Bross & Spidle Funeral Home, Excelsior Springs.
Our Sincere Condolences
Our deepest sympathies to the family. I just now saw this. I know she isn’t hurting anymore.