Obituary of Kim Renita Hart
Age 62, of Clio, died Monday, November 29, 2021, at McLaren Flint. A funeral service will take place at 12:00 noon, on Wednesday, December 8, 2021, at Richfield Church of the Nazarene with Pastor Alan Duce officiating. Kim’s family will be present to receive friends from 2:00 pm until 8:00 pm on Tuesday, December 7, 2021, at Martin Funeral, Cremation & Tribute Services. On Wednesday, Kim will be taken to the church to lie in state from 11:00 am until the time of service at 12:00 noon. Those desiring may direct memorial contributions to the Christian Appalachian Project, envelopes will be available at the funeral home and church. Condolences may be shared with the family by visiting Kim’s tribute page at martinfuneralhome.com.
Kim was born in Flint, on May 5, 1959, the daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Edwin Lee and Gertrude Beatrice (Ayes) Butler. Growing up Kim enjoyed taking family trips to Tawas and down south to visit family. While attending Beecher School District she was a proud majorette. Kim graduated from Elisabeth Ann Johnson High School in 1981; she continued her education earning her Masters' degree in Counseling. After graduating, Kim would begin working at Mott Community College as a Counselor and Adjunct Professor for over 25 years until her retirement in May of 2021. She met the love of her life, Philip Hart, the two were united in marriage on June 14, 1986, at the Faith Missionary Church in Flint. Kim had a huge heart and love for many things and people but her family meant the world to her. She enjoyed planning and organizing the family get-togethers; she also loved making everyone smile, doing her magic tricks, and playing games with the kids. Kim loved capturing those moments in picture. She also had a love for animals; she enjoyed watching birds, squirrels, deer, turkeys, and foxes in her backyard. Kim was a devoted believer in God. She started every day with daily devotionals and reading her Bible. Kim loved to travel around the world, she went on diving excursions and sightseeing tours. While visiting other countries Kim collected coins and shared them with her students; she also loved teaching and showing them the different cultures and history around the world. Kim had a deep love of music. Kim was known among her friends as the expert in music trivia. She used music as a means of teaching as well as for enjoyment and to calm. She really loved to ride her side-by-side around the farm and derived a special excitement from giving rides to others, showing them the trails while scaring them with the speed and maneuvering she had mastered from the many trips she had taken. She was a wonderful wife, aunt, sister, sister-in-law and friend to everyone she met.
Left to cherish her memory are her loving husband of 35 years, Phil Hart; nieces and nephews: Davey and wife, Denise Cook, Tina and husband, Lloyd Hodge, Danny and wife, Amanda Cook, Frankie, and wife, Rachel Butler, Kristie and husband, Lonnie Peugh, Eddie Dale, Derek and wife, Beth Schroeder, and Josh and wife, Kristi Butler; several great-nieces and nephews; siblings: Alice and husband, Richard Schroeder, Palma Jean “PJ” Clear, and Edwin “Buc” Butler; brother-in-law: Ronald Hart; her BFF: Sally Cutler; close friends: LeeAnn, Michelle “Miki”, Melissa “Missy”, Tracey, Mary, Ann, and Beth; and her beloved cats: Ali and Levi;
Kim was preceded in death by her parents: Edwin and Gertrude Butler; brother: Frank Butler; and niece: Angie Butler; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Naomi and Jay Hart.