Kim Comer (Payne), of Mount Vernon, passed away peacefully at the age of 63 while with Hospice at Licking Memorial Hospital on May 21, 2021.
Kim is survived by her children Matthew Rutter, Shane (Tara) Comer, Jaime (Jeff) Endsley, and Jason Comer as well as 8 grandchildren; her nieces, Karen (Kevin) Steinmetz and Wendy (Mike) Fry as well as many grand and great grand nieces and nephews; her sisters, Kathy (Rick) Gilmore and Chris Rummel; her brother Thomas Miller and another sibling as well as many nieces and nephews. She is preceded by her parents, Lloyd and Naomi Payne; her brother Johney Payne; her sisters, Linda Newman and Susan Miller; and her nephew Dale Payne.
Kim was born on June 30, 1957 and was adopted by Lloyd and Naomi Payne. Kim spent most of her life working as an accountant and HR representative. Kim welcomed her son Matthew on January 22, 1990 and through marriage welcomed her three other children Shane, Jaime, and Jason.
Kim was an avid camper and spent many of her younger years camping with her parents as well as her adulthood with much of her family and close friends. She was a longtime member of the Eagles and the Moose and enjoyed spending free time there with friends and family as well. She was a very devoted football fan of the Ohio State Buckeyes and Cleveland Browns and loved attending games. She spent a lot of time in her life travelling to a variety of places and had intended on spending her retirement travelling to national parks throughout the United States. She was a recent cancer survivor. Through her fight with cancer, Kim became very spiritual and found Christ and found comfort and peace through her spirituality. Kim loved and cared deeply for her family and many friends and was loved and cared for just as equally. Kim was an exceptional woman and will surely be missed by her friends, family, and those who knew her.
A special thank you goes out to Jaque Harding-Thompson and all those who helped Kim through her treatments during her fight with cancer. So many people made it as easy for her as it could have been and for that Kim was eternally thankful.
There will be a celebration of life on May 29 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Colonial City Moose Lodge located at 417 West High Street in Mount Vernon. Flowers are absolutely welcomed but if you would like to send something other than flowers, Kim would be very happy for you to give a donation to Hospice of Central Ohio.
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