OBITUARY

Kimberly "Kimmie" LeeAnn Tillman

October 24, 2012November 10, 2020
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Kimberly “Kimmie” LeeAnn Tillman, 8, of Fairview Heights, IL, passed away on Tuesday, November 10, 2020 in Staunton, IL.

She was born on October 24, 2012 in Belleville, IL to Cody Tillman and Laura Schmittling.

Kimmie was a 2nd grade student at Illini Elementary School in Fairview Heights, where she was recently named Student of the Month. She loved coloring and was always reading her books. She spent her time playing video games, watching YouTube videos and was recently introduced to the movie The Nightmare Before Christmas, which she loved.

She especially loved being a big sister to Serenity. They had a beautiful bond and friendship. Kimmie was dearly loved by her family, friends and all who were lucky enough to know her. Her beautiful spirit will never be forgotten.

Kimmie is survived by her parents, Cody Tillman (Cher’Ami Burnette) of Fairview Heights, IL and Laura Schmittling of Collinsville, IL; sister, Serenity Tauchert; paternal grandparents, Stephanie (Shawn) Neuf of Fairview Heights, IL, maternal grandmother, Janice Atteberry of Belleville, IL, maternal step- grandmother, Donna St. Germain of Freeburg, IL; aunts and uncles, Shelby Tillman of Fairview Heights, IL, Brandon Tillman of Fairview Heights, IL, Troy Schmittling of Belleville, IL, Ross (Jessica) McDonald of Freeburg, IL, Sally Schmittling of Freeburg, IL, and step uncle, William St. Germain of Freeburg, IL; great-aunt, Flo (Paul) Terry of O’Fallon, IL; extended family, Linda and Steve Manley; and her two dogs which she loved dearly, Ollie and Mandy.

Kimmie was preceded in death by her paternal grandfather, Billy Scott Tillman, maternal grandfather, David Schmittling, maternal step-grandfather, William Atteberry and great-aunt, Sandra Schneider.

Memorial donations may be made to the Metro East Humane Society. Additional condolences may be sent to the family at www.lakeviewfuneralhm.com.

SERVICES: A visitation for Kimmie will be held on Saturday, November 14, 2020 from 4:00 P.M.- 6:00 P.M. at Lake View Funeral Home, Fairview Heights, IL. A service will be immediately after the visitation, at 6:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Cremation rites will be accorded. Inurnment will be at Holy Cross Cemetery in Fairview Heights, IL.

Services

  • Visitation

    Saturday, November 14, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, November 14, 2020

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Kathy Beers

November 16, 2020

Saying good bye is tough. But today I was given the strength from this precious angel to say so long. Kimmie’s teacher found this note in Kimmie’s desk that she was writing to me. I loved having you in PE Kimmie. Your smile and laughter were infectious. I’ll miss those things. God bless your family and give them peace in this tough time. Ms Beers, Illini PE Teacher

Rachel Hoke

November 14, 2020

I can still hear your sweet little voice runnning around playing with Chloe and Brandon. Our hearts are broken and we will miss our sleepovers together at Grandma Flo's house. Rest peacefully our little sweet Angel! Love you forever ❤️

Teri Rayburn

November 13, 2020

Precious, vivacious little Kimmie. Loving & loved. Your brightness filled our heart's when you were near. Our Heavenly Father's love embrace's you now. May your eternal spirit, filled with peace & joy, welcome us home when we meet you in paradise. Luke 23:43 - Teri Rayburn

Stephanie Neuf

November 13, 2020

I can still hear that lil giggle of yours like no other. Our hearts are aching tremendously. Though it was not nearly long enough, I am so thankful that God brought you to us to love. I hold the memories of you close until we meet again. Watch over your daddy and keep him safe. He loves you so much. ❤️

Abby Hooper

November 12, 2020

Kimberly and I were in Mrs. Schmitt's 1st grade class at Webster last year. She was really a great friend. We liked to play tag, hide and seek, princesses and horses at recess. She told me she wanted to be a queen someday. I really miss her!

(Praying for her family! - Abby's mom)

Great grandma Christina Stiehl

November 12, 2020

To our pressions little Angel Kimberly (Kimmie), always enjoyed her laughter, the way she loved to play games, watch movies, and talk, boy, did she ever love to talk. She will always be loved, and be missed with her since of humor. Sending my favor picture. Safe travels
Our little Angel. Rest in Pease our little Angel. You will always have Rainbows 🌈 to claim. Love Great Grandma Christina and John.

Carl & Sarah Loughery

November 12, 2020

This picture was taken Labor Day weekend about 2 or 3 years ago. She and Carl were playing a portable video game. Kimmie, our hearts are broken. You were such a sweet little girl!

Aunt Flo

November 11, 2020

Dear sweet Kimmie, I love you so much. I will so miss making cupcakes, watching YouTube and having sleepovers with you. Your sweet spirit and beautiful face will forever be engraved in my heart. Rest easy beautiful girl. I will see you again one day in heaven. I love you so much.

Carla Lasley

November 11, 2020

I met Kimberly this year when she started at Illini. Always a beautiful smile on her face. Always a kind word. My heart is broken, and she will be so missed. The first Student of the Month for her class, and she had just started. She was just that special.

Lisa Heins Illini Secretary

November 11, 2020

What a sweet little girl, that I had the pleasure of meeting this school year. Always had a smile on her face. I am deeply saddened to hear of her family’s loss. She will surely be missed. I will miss hearing her name being called for car pickup. With deepest sympathy, love Mrs. Lisa, Illini Secretary.

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