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Kimberly B. Griest, 57, of Gardners, PA passed away Thursday, May 12, 2016 at her home after a courageous battle against a muscle disease. She was born October 8, 1958 in Carlisle Hospital, she was the daughter of Joy A. George Ott of Carlisle and the late Frank Ott.
Kimberly graduated from Big Springs High School and went on to earn her Bachelor's Degree at Wilson College in Chambersburg and a Master's Degree from Penn State. She retired from Sprint Inc. after 20 years. Kimberly was a member of the Uriah United Methodist Church. She was a lover of all animals, especially her two dogs, Josie and Heidi.
In addition to her Mother, she is survived by her loving husband of 30 years. Randy E. Griest of Gardners; many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Monday, May 16, 2016 at 11:00 AM in the Hollinger Funeral Home, 501 N. Baltimore Ave., Mt. Holly Springs, PA 17065 with Rev. Harold Yeager officiating. There will be a visitation one hour prior to the service. Interment will be in the Uriah United Methodist Church, 925 Goodyear Road, Gardners, PA 17324. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Helen O. Krause Animal Foundation, PO Box 311, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055. Visit www.hollingerfuneralhome.com for condolences to the family.
I had a 40th High School reunion last evening and sadly learned the death of this dear classmate. I went to elementary school and high school with Kimberly. We were childhood friends and visited each other many times by riding our bikes to each others homes. I was completely shocked to hear of Kim's passing and am deeply saddened. To her mother and husband I am truly sorry for your loss. Kim was a very kind and beautiful person and she is at peace now..but what a fighter she was. She will be truly missed by many. My condolences...Shawn (Suzie) Frengel God will take good care of this wonderful human being.
Shawn Cohick Frengel Oct 1 2016 12:00 AM
Randy, I am so sorry for your loss. I pray that God will give you comfort at this very difficult time in your life. We will be praying for you.
David and Beverly (Pentz) Murtoff May 16 2016 12:00 AM
Randy, I am so sorry for your loss.
Bill Clough May 16 2016 12:00 AM
I'm still in shock over Kim's passing. There was times when we would go a year or months without talking and when we did we could go on forever catching up on our lives. She was my best friend since school and I'm so gonna miss her. My thoughts and prayers are with Randy and her family. I'll miss her dearly
Terrie Coy May 15 2016 12:00 AM