Kim Stinson

June 17, 1953July 9, 2018
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Kim graduated from Palmetto High School in 1971 and received her bachelor's degree in Education from the University of South Florida. Kim taught Elementary School in Key Largo for 10 years before returning to Manatee County where she continued her career as a teacher at Blackburn Elementary. Kim was also active at Holy Cross Catholic Church where her passion for teaching continued as a Sunday School teacher, mentor and youth leader. Kim was preceded in death by her parents John P. Stinson and Kathryn P. Stinson. She is survived by her 7 brothers and 7 sister in laws; 2 sisters and 2 brother in laws; 27 nephews and nieces and 29 great nephews and nieces. Services will be held on Saturday, July 14th at Holy Cross Catholic Church. Viewing will begin at 9:30 am with the service starting at 10:00 am.


  • Visitation Saturday, July 14, 2018
  • Funeral Mass Saturday, July 14, 2018

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William F (BJ) Jones Jr

October 3, 2018

I just talked to Michael, and he notified me about Kim's passing. My love and prayers to all the Stinsons, a family that I cherish. Take care and God bless, BJ

Mel Hayden

July 21, 2018

I just heard and am so sorry for your loss. May God be with you and your family during this time to help you through.

Mel and Barb Hayden

Tanya Lex

July 14, 2018

So sorry to hear of the passing of Kim. The Stinson family is such a close family may our Lord comfort each one of you. Our condolences to the family and prayers for peace and comfort during this difficult time.
The Lex family

Darla Woods

July 14, 2018

Miss stenson was the most kind and wonderful human being I have ever met. My daughter was struggling in math so she came early everyday to pick my daughter up before school to help her with her math. I was a single mother in school myself and miss stenson was always ready to help where ever she was needed. Even years after we grew up she remembered us and always stopped to say hello and she how our life’s progressed heaven has gained a wonderful angel

Debbie Rusek

July 14, 2018

Kim was my "date" for our last class reunion. What a good time we had that night hashing over old times and days gone by. That will be one of my fondest memories of Kim. Her smiling face will certainly be missed. Love and prayers to the entire Stinson family.

Chrissy Rebella

July 14, 2018

My children were blessed to have Ms Stinson as a teacher. All loved her and the many gifts she gave them. The love of reading and MATH to name a few of the gifts she gave. An educator is a difficult job, Kim made it look easy. She will be missed by many. So sorry to not be able to attend the services. Love and prayers to the family. God Bless.

Barbara Renzi

July 14, 2018

David and I are saddened to hear of Kim's passing. We just now received the word so we are very sorry that we missed the services. Our heartfelt sympathies to Kim's family and friends.

Bob and Lucila Whisenant

July 13, 2018

Dear Stinson Family,

So saddened to hear of the passing of Kim. I have fond memories of sweet Kim from elementary, high school and Holy Cross Catholic Church. My condolences to the family and prayers for peace and comfort.

Bob and Lucila Whisenant

Kayla Cerquozzi

July 13, 2018

Kim was such a kind hearted person. I’ll never forget her wheeling over a cart to my classroom filled with teaching materials. She knew I was a first year teacher and she told me to take what I wanted. Prayers to the family!

Sally Greathouse

July 13, 2018

I am so sorry to hear of Kim's passing. She was one of the kindest people I have ever met. Kim was the first person that welcomed to me to the Blackburn Family as a parent in 1992 when I was registering my daughter for Kindergarten. Little did I know how much Kim and the Stinson family would touch my life. I always loved hearing her tell stories about her family and "the boys."