Kim Douglas, a loving wife, devoted mother, daughter, sister, and friend, who loved the Lord, her family, and her Church family, passed away on September 19, 2021, surrounded by loved ones who will continue to honor her legacy by living Christ centered lives to the fullest. However, her love of life does not end with her death. Kim’s caring spirit and generous heart will forever be emulated by those whose lives she touched.
Kim was born June 30, 1959, in Akron to Barbara and the late Frederick Ayers. She completed both her Bachelor's and Master’s of Music Education degrees at the University of Akron. Before retirement, Kim took tremendous pride in the Akron Public School system and the students she taught. As an educator, she shared her passion for learning with thousands of students by finding creative ways to enrich the lives of children over her 35 years of teaching. She truly was a selfless individual who contributed sound advice for years in the educational setting. Being a mentor teacher was but one example of her contribution to the educational system. In addition, her unique skills were often sought to lead local and district musical programs like May Festival and Carnegie Link-Up.
Aside from teaching, the simplest pleasures in life brought great joy to Kim. She truly loved and cared for her family, friends, and others. Her pleasant personality was contagious and inviting to everyone she met. She enjoyed: nurturing and watching her daughters grow up to be beautiful women, participating in family events, catching up with friends, hosting small group bible studies, and planning vacations. Her hobbies included gardening with the North Canton Garden Club, sending morning messages of encouragement to family and friends, creating silk floral arrangements, cooking, having coffee with friends, and playing cards. She also had a special place in her heart for her three fur babies: her cats.
Besides her mom, Kim is survived by her loving husband of 35 years, Robert “Bob” Douglas; daughters, Kaitlyn (Caleb) Rinehart and Colleen (Tyler) Hill; sisters, Cheryl (Lance) Schmidt and Kara (Greg) Louk; as well as many loving nieces, nephews, and friends.
Kim will be deeply missed by family, friends, and those she met and touched during her lifetime.
A special thank you to the health care staff at Mercy Medical for the outstanding care given.
The funeral service will be held at 11 A.M. on Thursday, September 23, 2021, at Schermesser Funeral Home, 600 E. Turkeyfoot Lake Road, Akron, Ohio 44319, with Pastor Randy Vandemark officiating. Family and friends may call on Wednesday from 4 P.M. until 7 P.M. at the funeral home. Interment will take place following the service on Thursday at Hillside Memorial Park. Memorial contributions can be made in Kim’s name to the North Canton Garden Club, 5869 Carlew Street NW, North Canton, Ohio 44720 or to Paws and Prayers Pet Rescue, P.O. Box 67166, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, 44222-7166. To leave a special message online for the family, visit our website at www.schermesserfh.com.
Cor 1:3-5, Matthew 5:4, Psalm 46:10
North Canton Garden Club
5869 Carlew Street NW
North Canton, Ohio 44720
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North Canton Garden Club
5869 Carlew Street NW, North Canton OH 44720
Paws and Prayers Pet Rescue
P.O. Box 67166, Cuyahoga Falls OH 44222-7166