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Kim McQueen
Chapel Oaks Funeral Home Hiawatha
Hiawatha , KS

Kim Ellen McQueen, 62, of Hiawatha, with family by her side, passed away Saturday evening, August 10, 2019, at her home.

She was born November 2, 1956, at Kokomo, Indiana. Her family was in the military and was stationed various places across the United States, later settling in Falls City, Nebraska.  She grew up in Falls City and Hiawatha where she attended schools, later obtained her GED.  She was a homemaker and was in the process of raising her family when she became interested in nursing.  Kim later graduated from Atchison Vocational-Technical School where she received her LPN certificate.  She worked in nursing homes for a number of years including Highland, Horton and Hiawatha.  Kim worked as a nurse for Sherry Wessel in Hiawatha Family Practice for nearly 10 years when her health started failing.

Kim enjoyed crocheting, reading, kept a daily journal, loved the outdoors, camping when she was able, bird watching, liked to shop with her family, and collecting

She married Brian McQueen, November 20, 1999, at First Christian Church in Hiawatha.  They have lived all of their married life in Hiawatha.  He survives.

Also surviving are sons Kelly Wenger and Christopher Wenger, both of Whiting, Brandon McQueen of Hiawatha, daughter Tiffany Hasenohr of Hiawatha, sister Lyn Henry (Brian) of Shawnee, KS, brothers:  Kenneth Kaufman (Mary), and David Kaufman (Georgia), both of Hiawatha, mother in law Betty McQueen of Hiawatha; Grandchildren:  Josh Wenger, Jessica Swart, Kevin Michael Lock, Austin and Ashlynn Hasenohr, great grandchildren:  Norah  and Henry.

She was preceded in death by her parents Bill and Barbara Brook Gaede.

A Celebration of Kim’s life is planned for 11 a.m. Thursday, August 15, 2019, at Chapel Oaks Funeral Home in Hiawatha.  Ryan VanPeursem will officiate.

Friends may call at the funeral home after 10 a.m. Wednesday.  The family will meet with friends one hour prior to services.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Brown County Humane Society, sent in care of the funeral home, 124 S 7th St., 66434.


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