Smith was due to graduate in May with a degree in criminal justice from Columbia College. A mural was set up for people to share their memories of Kim in the Atkins-Holman Student Commons during the week after spring break, April 5-9. Among other things, she was described by many as a sweet, beautiful, fun and smart young lady who had a contagious smile and piercing blue-green eyes.
The daughter of Gary Wesley and Mary Katherine (Jenkins) Smith, she was born June 16, 1989 in Lake St. Louis, Mo. She grew up in Troy, Mo., and graduated from Troy Buchanan High School in 2007. Smith is survived by her parents, Gary Smith of Troy and Kay Smith and fiancé Eddie Aschoff of Moscow Millis; one sister, Leah Craig and husband Aaron of Silex and two nieces, Kaylee and Brooke Craig; one half sister, Kadie Aschoff of Moscow Mills; her grandparents, Harry and Mildred Smith of Moscow Mills and Genevieve Crane of Troy; and many other relatives.
By Judith Karen Bulock
Remember me when the flowers bloom
Early in the spring
Remember me on sunny days
In the fun that summer brings
Remember me in the fall
As you walk though the leaves of gold
And in the wintertime – remember me
In the stories that are told
But most of all remember
Each day – right from the start
I will be forever near
For I live within your heart
Kimberly Smith’s high school senior picture.