Gardening 11

Kim Marie Needham

January 13, 1956 ~ April 1, 2019 (age 63)


Needham, Kim On April 1, 2019, after a valiant 6-year fight, Kim Needham lost her battle with cancer at the age of 63.

Kim was born on January 13, 1956, in California, to Leonard and Jeanne (Burns) Needham. She was preceded in death by her father, Leonard; and brother, Lyle. Kim leaves behind her mother, Jeanne; long-time partner, John Chisholm and his family; sister, Renee Johnson; brother-in-law, Craig Johnson; brother, Todd Needham; and sister-in-law, Kat Needham.

Kim's family moved to Wisconsin when she was a young girl where she lived until she moved to Grand Rapids, Michigan, as a young woman. She most recently owned and operated Bluedoor Antiques. Kim had the greenest of green thumbs, a huge heart for animals, an infectious laugh, and a deep love for John's grandchildren Miles & Luca.

Friends and family will gather for a reception at Lyon Street Cafe, 617 Lyon Street NE, from 2-5pm on Friday, April 12.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Faith Hospice at

To send flowers to Kim's family, please visit our floral section.


April 12, 2019

2:00 PM
Lyon Street Cafe
617 Lyon Street NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503


Faith Hospice
2100 Raybrook SE, Suite 300, Grand Rapids MI 49546
Tel: 1-616-235-5100

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