Kimberly Paul, 55

Kimberly (Kim) D. Paul of Oldenburg, Indiana passed away Wednesday, March 31, 2021 at the age of 55.

She was born in Springdale, Ohio to Kermit and Rosemary. Kim dropped out of middle school to help her grandpa on a garbage truck. She later earned her GED and was pursuing a degree in nursing at Ivy Tech (both things she was very proud of achieving) when a rheumatoid arthritis diagnosis in 1993 forced her to quit.

In 1983, Kimberly married Dudley Paul. Together they had two daughters, Heather and Brittany. Heather and Brittany gave them two grandchildren: Harper and Ian, respectively. There was nothing more important to her than family, and her grandchildren were the absolute lights of her life and brought her immeasurable joy.

Most people recognized Kim for her beautiful long, curly red hair, but her most admirable traits were her strength to persevere through any of life’s challenges and her sacrificial, giving nature.

Kim had an insatiable appetite for good junk and good food. Rummage and yard sales and heavy trash pick-up events were always a definite highlight and never being one to pass up a good deal (especially one mixed with food), she loved attending freewill offering dinners at local churches.

She enjoyed traveling to see family and nature when she was physically able. More recently, she quenched that thirst by spending time outdoors watching birds at her bird feeders. Houseplants and flowers were also a passion.

Kim was well known for her quick wit and sharp (and sometimes shocking) one liners. She was, hands down, the most hilarious person you had ever known.

She once said, “Our bodies are just a vessel for our spirits to get us to the other side. Some people get stuck with jalopies and they require more maintenance than others. Some people get to cruise through life in a Cadillac. I got stuck with one you have to push like a Fred Flintstone car.”

In addition to her husband, daughters and grandchildren, she is survived by brothers, Kurt (Joyce), Kenneth (Vanessa), and Brian; sister, Letitia (Joel); numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews (all of whom she loved dearly).

She is preceded in death by her parents, grandparents, brother Denver, uncles Homer and Wayne, and nephew Tristan.

Due to Covid-19, the family has decided to have a celebration of life in the near future when it is safe to gather and safely enjoy one another’s company so that we can share stories and memories of Kim’s life, as well as a good meal.

You are welcome to leave a message at on Kim’s obituary page for the family in the online guestbook. 

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