Kimberly Steele, age 64, of Kalamazoo, Michigan It is with profound sadness that the family of Kimberly Ann Steele announces her death after a brief illness, on December 3, 2017. Kim was surrounded by her loved ones and passed peacefully. Kim was a devoted wife and mother. She overcame difficult circumstances early in her life, striking out on her own at a young age. Kim soon met her husband, Charles, to whom she was married for 47 years until her death separated them. She had one daughter, Tina, whom she lovingly raised to be a strong, outspoken woman like herself. Kim had a black belt in karate, enjoyed gardening, and loved classic tv shows. Kim is survived by her husband, Charles, and her daughter Tina Steele (Bryan) Wiltzius. Kim will also be lovingly remembered by her surviving siblings: Richard Stewart, Theron Stewart, Raymond (Cindy) Stewart, Loretta (Don) Wheeler, Jamie (Mary) McDole, Elmer Jr. (Deena) Holly, Sharon Holloway, Naomi Bryant, Larry (Patricia) Holly, her many nieces and nephews, as well as her lifelong friends Charles and Melody Bennett. She was predeceased by her brother James Stewart. No formal services will be held. Memorial donations in Kim's memory can be made to the Save the Children charity at www.savethechildren.org.