of Mountain View, AR
November 14, 1956 - August 16, 2022
Kimela Deann (Barnum) McKnight-Cowell, 65, passed away from this life on August 16, 2022. Kim was born November 14, 1956 in Pekin, Illinois. She was the daughter of Dave and Marie (Berry) Barnum. Kim married Roger McKnight on May 10, 1980. They were blessed with 2 children, Ashley Gray and Westin McKnight and later a granddaughter, Avery Gray, whom Grandmommy adored. Later she would marry Eddie Cowell and be blessed with step children, Jason Cowell, Nicholas Cowell, Donovan Cowell and step grandchildren, Aynslee, Jasey Fay, Casen and Caelyn.Kim's love for travel led her on many adventures including Italy, Greece, France, Holland, Germany, United Kingdom, Netherlands and Amsterdam. Among her many other hobbies were gardening, cooking, fishing, hunting and kayaking. She loved the water and found peace at the creek. She also loved her fur babies and on one occasion even managed to sneak one into the church in her large purse.Kim's career began in the healthcare profession. She was employed at the Stone County Medical Center, providing care for 32 years, until her retirement in 2021. Her passion for care giving prompted her to start her own private personal care business which was a great success due to her love and compassion for her patients.Survivors include her husband, Eddie Cowell; children, Ashley Gray (and George), Westin McKnight and granddaughter, Avery Gray. Stepchildren, Jason Cowell (and Andrea), Nicholas Cowell and Donovan Cowell; Step grandchildren, Aynslee, Jasey Fay, Casen and Caelyn; Parents, Dave and Marie (Berry) Barnum; sister, Nora Everett (and Turner) and many other friends and relatives.The family request that donations, in lieu of flowers, be made to the Stone County Humane Society.
I am so saddened to hear of the loss of such a sweet person. Kim always had a smile every time I bumped into her. She will be missed. Prayers for the family.
So sorry for your loss. May He comfort you in this time of grief.
Praying 🙏 for the family and friends.
So sorry for your loss🙏🏻 Kim was always so friendly and nice my prayers for the family💗
We are so sorry about the loss of Kim. She was such a wonderful person. Over the years she cared for 5 of our family members with great love and respect. We all loved her. She will be missed by so many people. Our continued prayers go out to Eddie and her entire family. Love, Kenny and Lynne Wyatt
Prayers for all the family! Hearing of Kim’s passing broke my heart! I worked with her at SCMC and got to know her and ended up working for her with her aide service several years back. Kim had a heart of gold and will be greatly missed!!
Ashley, I am so very sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you and your family. Kim was a sweetheart and wonderful lady who seemed to always have a smile. She talked of you always and your beautiful daughter that she adored any time I saw her. Many many prayers do strength to you during this hard time.
My deepest sympathy Eddie to all the family which I am a member of. Words just don’t suffice. I am so sorry for your loss and I am grieving with you. I last saw kim and gave her a hug and told her I would see her soon at moms funeral a few weeks ago. Never in a million years did i think it would be like this. Kim was a strong and good woman. She was 65 going on 40 and she was a friend who will be sorely missed and thought of often.
Kim was my great grandmother’s care giver when I was a little one. She would occasionally take me out and spend time with me as a little girl. Then later on she was the one that I could talk to when life was hard, and the person that had me going to church regularly. I am saddened by her passing, but know that she has truly blessed those around her.
Eddie, Ashley, Westin, Dave, Marie, Nora and families, please know we are lifting you up in prayer during this sad time. Kim will be greatly missed. God will give you comfort and strength.
Prayers for the family.
Prayers for the family
So sorry to hear. Prayers for family
So sorry to hear of her passing. She was a very sweet lady and a blessing to be around. We have many memories of our children growing up together. We know that she will be missed very much. Praying for her family!!!!
Eddie & Family, We are sad to hear that your loved one has passed from you. But knowing that you will be jointed again some day is a wonderful blessing You are in our prayers for comfort and healing from our Lord Jesus Christ. May you remember all your good and happy times you all had. We send our Love and Prayers for all of you. Keith & Sonja Jessen
Eddie we are sorry to hear about your loss.
so sorry for your loss Kim was such a caring and wonderful person she will be missed by so manypeople our prayers are with u
Eddie were so sorry for your loss. Kim was amazing person. Was so happy for your marriage and being neighbors. Good and caring person. Mom loved her and always spoke so fondly of her. Praying for you and family during this sad time.Susie Burns Burrow
Prayers for the family and friends
Eddie I am so sorry to hear this, just know you and all the family are in my prayers during this very difficult time.your friend Larry
Westin and Ashley, I am saddened by the news of your mother's passing. She was such a caring person. May your memories of her and God's love help you through this difficult time.
Eddie I’m sorry to hear of your loss!! Praying for the families!!
We are saddened by the passing of our good friend. We have "rode the river" together from Turkey Creek to Greece and everywhere in between, we've shared many good times and sad times, those memories will be cherished forever.Much love and many prayers.
Eddie we are keeping you and your family in our prayers. All our love.
Eddie, So sorry for your loss, we will keep you in our prayers!
Eddie, so sorry to hear of your loss. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. May God comfort you. Bobby and Becky Sisk
My deepest sympathy to Kim' s family. We have been friends for years. You are in my prayers.
So sorry for your loss. Praying for the family during this difficult time.
Sorry for you loss. Kim was a very dedicated aide. She had a heart of gold. She treated her clients with love and respect.
We are so sorry to hear about Kim. She and Ed have been so welcoming to us after moving to Mountain View. Praying for strength and peace for all.
SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT KIM, EDDIE YOU AND THE FAMILY ARE IN OUR PRAYER. SHE WAS A VERY CARING NURSE WHEN I WAS IN SOTONE COUNTY MEDICAL CENTER A COUPLE YEARS AGO. MAY GOD BE WITH YOU ALL.
Eddie and family, so sorry for your loss. You are in our prayers during this time.
Eddie, Ken and I are so sorry to hear about Kim and your family’s loss. She was very kind and all will miss her. May God comfort all of you as only He will at times like these. Ken and Karen Avey
Eddie so sorry for your loss. Kim was such a caring person took great care of people. We are here if you need anything. Praying for you and family.Love Mark and Lynn
Eddie, and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Kim was a wonderful person. She will be missed by so many people. To know her was to love her. I will miss her! God bless all of you!
I am so sorry for your loss. Kim was such a wonderful person, I worked for her for several years . She was always going above and beyond for her clients. Such a beautiful soul.
Eddie,You and your family have my sincere condolences. Peace be with you all.Gerald
Kim was such a vibrant person. She was my grandmothers home health aid back in the 80’s to 90’s. She became part of the family. When grandma passed Kim cried right along side the rest of us. Through the years she would visit with my dad and when one of the girls needed someone to talk to she was there like a favored aunt. She walked in a room she brightened it. She was a real one of a kind lady in that she was exactly what she appeared to be, a loving, caring , gentle lady. She was definitely in her calling as a nurse. We had drifted apart although the girls kinda knew where she was, I was even gonna look her up last week to see about getting together to have a coffee and visit. I’m saddened for all family and friends alike that we have lost such a vibrant really caring person. But proud that my family and I were graced with the ability to know her. She will be missed but she will be remembered as well she touched so many lives in so many ways.
May GOD be with the family Kim was a good person
So sorry for your loss. We have great memories with Kim. Such a good person. We are praying for your family.
I am so sorry for your loss. I am broken hearted over passing. She was a wonderful person
Eddie so sorry about Kim. She was a very nice lady and a very good nurse. Prayers for you and all the family.
So sorry to hear of the passing of Kim. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
So sorry for your loss Eddie, our prayers are with you.
Our sincere sympathy in the sudden loss of Kim. Our family remembers Kim fondly. She was such a special, caring nurse that took wonderful care of our family members. We are forever grateful and will remember her smile and compassionate care always. We always enjoyed running into her and visiting. She will be missed by so many. Our love and prayers to her family… Kay and Jim
Eddie, So sorry to learn of Kim’s death. Such a shock! Praying for you that you might find peace. Love you! Dorothy
Kim was a wonderful, compassionate, giving person. Prayers for all of her family and friends. Especially Eddie, Westin and Ashley. The world has lost an amazing woman. My prayers for comfort, strength and peace that only our Father God can give.