Kimberli Reeves

Kimberli "Kim" K. (Young) Reeves, 44, Highmore, SD, made her appearance into the world on June 2, 1961, in Rapid City, SD, to Gerald and Janice (Keller) Young.

After a six-year battle with cancer, Kim went home to be with the Lord on August 16, 2005.

Funeral services were Monday, August 22, at the Parkview Gym in Ft. Pierre with Pastor Paul Bly and Chaplain Dodie Noordermeer officiating.

Burial was in the Scotty Philips Cemetery. Arrangements were with Kinkade Funeral Chapel in Sturgis.

Although Kim was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1999, it never slowed her down. She continued to be very active with her children, her job, and her volunteer work. Kim always kept a positive attitude and her faith never wavered.

Kim attended school in Pierre for two years then moved with her family to Fort Pierre where she graduated in 1979 from Stanley County High School. While in high school she participated in basketball, band, cheerleading, and kept stats for football and track. Kim was probably the most active participant for her graduating class of 1979 filling the roles of secretary and treasurer since her graduation. To quote her classmates, Kim was the glue that kept the class together. She was an avid softball player and also played volleyball. She also helped by coaching grade school level basketball. Kim attended Dakota Wesleyan University and performed very well in basketball there. She also attended Huron College.

Kim was united in marriage on April 6, 1984, to Kevin Reeves in Fort Pierre, SD. To this union, they were blessed with three children; Robert, 23, Samantha, 20, and Rio, 18. Kim was very involved with her children's activities; wrestling, football, track, cheerleading, volleyball, 4-H, rodeo, and Sunday school activities. Kim was recently honored for serving as the secretary of the Hyde/ Hand County 4-H rodeo for the past eight years. At the time of her death, she had been employed with Associated General Contractors for four years.

She is survived by her husband, Kevin; one daughter, Samantha; two sons, Robert and Rio, all of Highmore; her mother, Janice Young, Fort Pierre; two sisters, Theresa and her husband, Steve McDaniel, and their children of Midland, Laura Young and friend, Jim, and her children of West Des Moines, IA; two brothers, Louis Young and friend, Deb, and his children of Fort Pierre, SD, and Jerry Young and friend, Annie, of West Des Moines, IA.

She was preceded in death by her father, Gerald Young, in April of 2005, both maternal and paternal grandparents, and three cousins.

A memorial is established.