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Mavis Neontha (Roundtree) Kime, 84, passed away on Dec. 24th, 2016. She was born on Sept. 9, 1932, in Roff to Edgar R. Roundtree and Annie Mae (Henry) Roundtree. She spent her childhood in Roff with her two brothers and four sisters and graduated from Vanoss High School. She would go on to meet her future husband, Leonard D. Kime while roller-skating at the Roll-A-Way Rink in Shawnee. On Feb. 13, 1954, they were married in a double ceremony with her sister Loretta and brother-in-law Charles Martin in Pontotoc County.
?Mavis was a devoted wife, the quintessential homemaker and cornerstone of the family. She lavished her love on her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren through her cooking, kindness, sensitivity and generosity. That gentleness, however, was not limited to her family but was also extended to her beloved friends, church family and anyone in her path that she could pour herself into. Her entire life was devoted to the care of others and her family recognizes how blessed they were to have her in their life and to be under her wing.
Mavis and Leonard were both long-standing members of Temple Baptist Church in Shawnee and served in various capacities over the years. Mavis, in particular, often spent her time teaching in Sunday school, attending to the hospitality committee and helping others as the wife of a deacon. She was a devoted woman to the Lord and always showed her dedication by example. ??When she wasn't spending her time looking after others, Mavis was blessed with a green thumb. She kept immaculate flower beds filled with her favorite blooms such as iris, pink roses and red geraniums. She loved listening to gospel and bluegrass music and having her children and grandchildren over for dinner or any special event.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard D. Kime; her daughter and son-in-law, Pamela and Billy Matthews; her parents, Edgar and Annie Roundtree; three sisters, Vermell Shumard, Stella Mae Hooser and NayDean Voyles; and two brothers, Ed Roundtree Jr. and Jimmie Ray Roundtree.
She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, David and Debbie Jordan-Kime, of Magna, Utah; daughter and son-in-law, Diane and Brent Wojahn, of Portland, Oregon; 13 grandchildren, Samantha McBride and her husband Jason, Sherri Matthews, Jeff Kime his his wife, Brittany, Neal Wojahn and his fiancé, Sarah Hoist, Amanda Wojahn and Brian Wojahn; step-grandchildren, Anthony Jordan, Leah Stitt, Michelle Jordan, Linda Jordan, Marcie Jordan, Sarah Jordan and Rachel Jordan; sixteen great-grandchildren; and one sister, Loretta (Roundtree) Martin of Ada.
Visitation will begin at 9 a.m., Thursday and continue until service time. A family gathering to meet with friends and family will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Cooper Funeral Home. A service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Temple Baptist Church. The Rev. Mike Craig will officiate. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery.
Published on December 28, 2016
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