Kimberly Shively

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Kimberly Lynn Shively, nee Rogers, daughter of the late Gary R. Rogers and Patricia M. Coombs, was born in Belleville, IL, on February 28, 1972. Kim, one of God’s guardian angels, was taken to the arms of our Heavenly Father on January 10, 2021, at the age of 48 years.  This unforeseen death has left her family, friends, and loved ones grieving the great loss of a wonderful wife, mother, sister, aunt, and friend. Her family and friends will always remember her as a caring and loving person.

Kim loved animals and never met a stranger. She made sure to always remind those close to her that she loved them. She was kind and devoted to her family. She loved bowling, washers, cards, board games, and her all-time favorite, bingo. Simply put, she had a heart of gold.

Kimberly was preceded in death by her father, Gary Rogers, on July 11, 1979; mother, Patricia Coombs, on September 30, 2000; great-aunt, Shelia Wilkinson, on October 29, 2015; and her stepdaughter, Rachel Shively, on August 22, 2017.

Kim was united in marriage to Michael Shively and the two were inseparable. She is survived by her loving husband, Michael Shively of Belleville, IL; daughter, Kathryn Kassing of Bloomington, IL; a brother, Steven (Tammy) Rogers; a stepson, Brendan (Jasmine) Shively; and step granddaughter, Emery. She is also survived by her aunt, Barbara Bova of Fairview Heights, IL; niece and nephew; and two generations of cousins who were very close to her.

Flowers are welcome for those that wish to send condolences. The family requests those who wish to express sympathy to consider making a donation to their favorite charity in Kimberly’s name. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation:  A celebration of Kim’s life will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, January 18, 2021, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, 120 North Illinois Street, Belleville, IL. Please note, due to COVID mitigations, only 10 guests will be allowed in for viewing at one time.  Face masks will be required while attending.

Funeral: Private family funeral services will be held.


11 Comments on Kimberly Shively

Tom & Barb Shively said : Guest Report Jan 19, 2021 at 9:22 AM

Mike and family. We were shocked and saddened to hear about Kim's passing. She was a wonderful person and a joy to be around. She had a contagious smile. May God bless you and provide you with comfort during this difficult time. Our deepest sympathy.

  • O'Fallon
  • Illinois
Tammy Morton said : Guest Report Jan 17, 2021 at 9:30 AM

Kim was my manager at Sam’s Club Optical . She was smart and talented. She always had fun, new ideas to generate business. She was a great Optician. She was a great friend to me . My heart is broken as well as her family . She will be sorely missed.

  • Ofallon
  • IL
Angie Pratt said : Guest Report Jan 15, 2021 at 8:55 PM

Though I didn't know Kim well, she had a warm, genuine smile and she and Mike were always kind to me. I'm so sorry to hear of this loss. My condolences and deepest sympathies go out to Mike and their family.

  • MO
Mary Jo Buckley said : Guest Report Jan 14, 2021 at 4:40 PM

Kim was a sweet, wonderful person who will be dearly missed by all. I am so glad we were able to become friends and spend time at the lake. Mike, we are all sharing in your sadness. Sending healing prayers and comforting hugs.

  • Caseyville
  • IL
Robin & Kevin Lanman said : Guest Report Jan 14, 2021 at 3:15 PM

We are shocked and saddened by the loss of Kim. She was a friend of ours and will truly be missed. Our Deepest Sympathy to Mike, her family and friends. RIP Kim ?

  • Fairview Heights
  • Illinois
Janice Cavaness said : Guest Report Jan 13, 2021 at 5:46 PM

Mike and Family I am so sorry for your loss. I had so much fun working with Kim. She was wonderful. I will pray for comfort and Peace for all of you. R.I.P. Kim.

  • Highland
  • Illinois
Mary Kay Norber said : Guest Report Jan 13, 2021 at 5:32 PM

All my prayers and condolences to Mike, Katie and family! Kim will surely be missed❤️❤️❤️

  • Caseyville
  • IL
Kristen Ledbetter said : Guest Report Jan 13, 2021 at 3:20 PM

My prayers and condolences go to Kim’s family and friends. Such a loving woman and a full heart.

  • Kailua
  • Hawaii
Missy Rogers-Sommers said : Guest Report Jan 13, 2021 at 3:09 PM

Prayers for the entire family.

  • Fairview Heights
  • Il
Vicki & Joe Johno said : Guest Report Jan 13, 2021 at 1:27 PM

Kim I will miss seeing your dimples when you smiled and you turning red when you laughed....RIP my friend....

  • Ofallon
  • Illinois
Cat Shively said : Guest Report Jan 13, 2021 at 1:09 PM

Rest In Peace, Kim. Our condolences to Mike and all of the family. May you find comfort in each other and in your memories of Kim.

  • Chicago
  • IL

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