Kim Wright Steward  1959 - 2017 

Kim S. Steward
, 57, of Wadsworth, went to heaven on Tuesday, February 21, 2017, at Hospice of Western Reserve, in Medina, after a courageous battle with cancer.

Kim was born March 17, 1959, in Wadsworth to Gerald and Ann (Slovisky) Wright.   She was a longtime resident of Wadsworth where she spent most of her life.   Kim is a 1977 graduate of Wadsworth High School where she excelled in long distance running on the track team.   After high school, she attended Bowling Green University where she earned a Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education.   She was the director at Trease Road Child Care Center for many years.   Eventually, she left the Child Care Center for a career in insurance.   Kim worked at Westfield Insurance Company.   The last several years she worked at Central Insurance Company.

Kim married Brad Steward on October 28, 1995.

Kim  always saw the best in everyone.   She had so many friends that she stayed close with throughout her life.   Kim treasured watching her son, Lance, play any type of sports;  she was beyond proud of him.   Kim also loved her two puppies, Cheyanne and Gracie Marie.   She really enjoyed her shopping, decorating and traveling with her family.   We will miss Kim's adorable laughter and kind spirit. Kim has been an inspiration to all who have been fortunate enough to cross her path.   She met every challenge that life presented her with courage, determination and grace.

Kim is survived by the two loves of her life;  her spouse of 21 years, Brad Steward;  and the light of life, her son, Lance Steward.   She also leaves behind a sister, Kathy (Buck) Budinscak;  brother, Kevin (Joy) Wright;  brother-in-law, Randy (Nina) Steward;  sister-in-law, Stacey Steward;  mother-in-law, Annie Steward;  many nieces and nephews.

Kim was preceded in death by her parents;  and father-in-law, Bernie Steward.

Friends may call Sunday, Feb. 26, from 2 to 5 p.m. at Roberts Funeral Home-Hillcrest Chapel, Seville.   Funeral mass will be Monday, Feb. 27, at 9:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish in Wadsworth with Father Patrick Spicer officiating. Burial will be at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.

Online tributes may be made at   In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Kim's son, Lance Steward, for his future college fund at Chase Bank, 750 High Street, Wadsworth, OH 44281.

The family would like to thank Hospice of Western Reserve and staff for the loving care given to Kim.

Published in Akron Beacon Journal on Feb. 22, 2017

Kim Wright
Wadsworth High School
Graduating Class of  1977

1977 Whiperer:  "Pay phones are great convenience on the Commons.  Kim Wright converses with a special friend."

WHS Lady Grizzly Basketball Team, 1976-77.  Front:  Lesile Baker, Gina McGill, Cherly Althaus, Lori Kinsley, Jackie West.  Back: Kathy Vukovich, Lisa Gunderson, Sue Mikulen, Connie Joachim, Janet McCormick, Jenny Hall, Kim Wright.

WHS Girls Track Team, 1977. 
Row 1:  J. Blackmore, A. Smith, J. Ponting, C. Gelonese, C. Helke, J. Black, L. Johnson, H. Currens, C. Althaus, M. Maggio.  Row 2: J. Holden, L. Birbeck, S. Walters, P. Livingston, T. Bell, L. Trithart, S. Pappas, C. Armstrong, C. Smith, J. Dye, J. Ravetta, K. Wright, J. Eads, K. Hulsey.  Row 3: K. Watson, D. Welty, L. Krochta, J. Hall, L. Gunderson, L. Ries, K. Wright, J. McCormick, K. Smisko, C. Thompson, M. Kissinger, C. Devine, M. Gerke, J. Johnson, S. Zito, J. Jurey. 

Whisperer"The county's top miler, Kim Wright, takes another first place."
Julie Batey  (WHS 1985), Chair, Wadsworth High School Alumni Association. 524 Broad Street, Wadsworth OH 44281.  
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