“Kim” was born on Sept. 29, 1960, in Bowling Green, Kentucky, to the union of Anne and Laney Scott. At an early age, she accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior and joined First Baptist Church of Morgantown, along with her family. She was actively involved in church, school and community activities. In the Summer of 1981, Kim met her sweetheart, Boyce Flener. From that day forward, their names were rarely mentioned separately. She often described their courtship and marriage as a fairytale.
Kim was an honor graduate of Butler County High School and Western Kentucky University. She had a passion for lifelong learning. Kim opened her heart and shared her talents in a teaching career with elementary/middle school students in Crittenden, Ohio, and Butler counties. Each student’s need was important in her eyes; often, she took care of essential needs that exceeded the expectation of the classroom teacher. She was a member of the Kentucky Retired Teachers Association and Aberdeen Missionary Baptist Church. She enjoyed time spent at the beach, with her grandchildren, and reading.
Kim greatly cherished friends and family. A loving daughter, sister, and aunt, she doted on those she loved. She had a keen eye for capturing the perfect moment in a photograph and possessed an endless library of pictures she shared with joy. As a gifted writer, Kim shared pictures and stories of real life that kept moments alive in her family’s hearts forever. Of all the earthly titles and positions of which she has held, none could compare with “mother,” “grandmother,” and “wife.”
“Mom” to Josh and Amanda; “May-May” to Laney Bell and Sophia; and “Honey” to her beloved Boyce, were her most honored titles. She could pack a bag that held any item needed by any family member attending band shows, gospel singings, a ride in the woods, or a day at the lake. She was a fierce protector and supporter of those she loved, having never left Boyce’s side in the days following his cancer diagnosis.
Kim longed for the day to be reunited in Heaven with Boyce. Because of their love and acknowledgment of Jesus Christ as Lord of their lives, they have been reunited. More importantly, they have seen Jesus, their Savior, face to face. Kim will be missed here upon this earth, but there is rejoicing in Heaven. “Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning.” —Psalm 30:5
Kimberly was preceded in death by her father, William “Laney” Scott; grandmothers, Evelyn Page and Beulena Scott; grandfathers, Glyndon Page and Odell Scott; and her loving husband of 30 years, Boyce Dale Flener II.
She is survived by her children, Joshua Scott Hampton (Jennifer) and Amanda Lane Flener, all of Morgantown; grandchildren, Laney Bell Hampton, of Morgantown, and Sophia Lane Johnson, of Owensboro, Kentucky; mother, Anne Scott Evans (Hugh), of Morgantown; sister, Angela Scott Keathley (Bryan), of Union City, Tennessee; brother, Jason Keith Scott (Carissa), of Ekron, Kentucky; nieces, Katherine Flener, Delaina Flener, and Ameia Scott; nephews Andrew Keathely, Matthew Keathley, Cade Scott, Canon Scott, and William Flener; aunts, Rose Mary Page and Teresa Edmunson; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Dale and Linda Flener; and brother-in-law, Scott (Kara) Flener.
Visitation will be held at Jones Funeral Home, Morgantown, on Sunday, Oct. 17, from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. Visitation on Monday will be held from 10 a.m. until time for the funeral service at 1 p.m. at the Aberdeen Missionary Baptist, with Bro. Glen Armstrong and Bro. Tommy Hines officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Please share any photos, memories, condolences or light a candle in memory of Kim at www.jonesfuneralchapel.com.
In lieu of flowers, monetary donations can be made to The Butler County Public Library 116 Ohio St. Morgantown, KY 42261.