Kimberly Lynn Miller
January 12, 1982 to October 8, 2005
Kimberly Lynn Miller was born January 12, 1982. Kim was raised on a farm where she loved the animals and farm life. Kim showed steers for several years as her 4-H project. Kim was happiest on the farm in a pair of jeans and a sweatshirt.
Kim graduated from Carrollton High School with honors in May 2000 where she belonged to several organizations. She continued her education at Northwest Missouri State University where she graduated Magna Cum Laude in May 2003 with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology/Sociology. While attending Northwest Missouri State University, Kim was awarded the Claude and Celeste Taylor Memorial Counseling Scholarship. Kim was a Bearcat Sweetheart and served as the female spokesperson. She was a member of several organizations while attending Northwest. Kim went on to graduate with honors from the University of Nebraska at Omaha with a Master of Science in Psychology in August 2005. She attained certification as a National Certified Counselor (NCC) through the National Board for Certified Counselors, Inc. (NBCC) in August of 2005.
Kim knew at a very young age what she wanted to do with her life. It was always the same answer to help people, especially children. She was beginning to see her dream come true as a counselor for the Blue Valley Mental Health Center in Nebraska City, Nebraska where she was working with at-risk children in the area schools when her life was cut short at 23 years old in an automobile accident on October 8, 2005 just a few months before she was to be married. Kim always thought of others and found the time to help anyone that needed her help. Kim was a loving and caring individual and left a lasting impression on everyone she met.