Kimberly “Kim” Joan (Rathert) Schaefer passed away Christmas morning December 25, 2021, at Silverstone Place in Rolla, MO at the age of 62 years.
Kim was born July 27, 1959, in St. Louis, Missouri a daughter to the late Merlin Theodore and Judith Norma (Ochs) Rathert
After obtaining her GED, Kim enrolled in nursing school. After her career in nursing Kim returned to school, graduating from Columbia College with a BA. She then completed the MBA Program at Drury College and begin her second career as a therapist until her health forced her to retire.
Kim was a member of Calvary Assembly of God Church in Rolla.
On June 30, 1979, she was united in marriage to Gene D. Schaefer. He preceded her in death.
Kim enjoyed reading, listening to music, spending time with her sons and most of all being a grandmother.
Survivors include her sons, Douglas Brian Schaefer, David Elias Schaefer, and Timothy Aaron Shaefer all of Rolla. She is also survived by her brother Kirby Merlin Schaefer of New Athens Illinois as well as six grandchildren Brian Joshua Schaefer, Noah Michael Schaefer, Elizabeth Noel Kemp, Jeron Riley Hicks, Amaya Ann Eades, and Oliver Elias Schaefer
In addition to her parents and spouse of 40 years, Kim was also preceded in death by a son, Joshua Theodore Schaefer
The family suggests memorials to St. Marcus Cemetery in Rhineland, MO.