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Kim A. Crates

July 16, 1958 — July 24, 2023

Lima, Ohio

Kim A. Crates, 65, passed away on July 24, 2023, at her residence.

Kim was born on July 16, 1958 in Lima, Ohio to Ralph Lee and Barbara Ann (Neitermayer) Shelley. On December 31, 1977 she married Mike Crates who survives in Lima.

Kim was a 1976 graduate of Lima Senior High School. She was involved in the choir and Bible study at St. Paul United Methodist Church. Kim also enjoyed going to the beach.

Along with her husband, she is survived by her children, Kristopher (Nakoa) Crates, Adam (Ginger) Crates, David (Stephanie) Crates, and Amanda (Travis) Cummans; grandchildren, Jordan Crates, Korbin Crates, Jessica Crates, Landen Crates, Fynnlie Brantley, Cody Crates, Keerstin Collins, Taylor Crates, Adelynn Crates, Aria Crates, Nathan Cummans, Hunter Cummans, Audrey Cummans, and Sawyer Cummans; and a brother, Dan (Helen) Shelley.

She is preceded in death by her parents.

The family will receive friends from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 29, 2023, at Chamberlain-Huckeriede Funeral Home, Lima, Ohio.  A Celebration of Life will follow at 4 p.m.   Pastor Paul Scannell will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul United Methodist Church or St. Rita’s Hospice.

Arrangements handled by Chamberlain-Huckeriede Funeral Home.  Condolences may be expressed at www.chamberlainhuckeriede.com.

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Saturday, July 29, 2023

12:00 - 4:00 pm (Eastern time)

Chamberlain-Huckeriede Funeral Home

920 North Cable Road, Lima, OH 45805

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Celebration of Life

Saturday, July 29, 2023

Starts at 4:00 pm (Eastern time)

Chamberlain-Huckeriede Funeral Home

920 North Cable Road, Lima, OH 45805

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