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Gearld Kim

BONNE TERRE — Gearld A. Kim, 76, of Bonne Terre passed away December 12, 2017. He was born September 7, 1941, in Walnut Ridge, Arkansas. He was a member of the East Bonne Terre Baptist Church and Samaritan Masonic Lodge #424. Gearld enjoyed going camping, riding motorcycles and loved old cars.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Andy and Mary (Schmidt) Buchanan; son, Douglas Kim; four brothers, Ed Kim, Ben Kim, Joe Kim, Johnnie Kim; four sisters, Katheryn Mathes, Mary Margaret Kim, Freida Snider, Carol Lee Buchanan.

Gearld is survived by his wife, LaVera Kim; son, Mike Kim and wife Brandi; five grandchildren, Stephanie Kim, Stacie Harris, Chealsea Kim, Tyler Nelson, Katie Nelson; one great-granddaughter, Skyllar Harris; sister, Helen Knight; brother, Everet Buchanan; brother-in-law, Frank Windisch. A host of nieces and nephews are left to mourn his passing.

Visitation will be Thursday, December 14, 2017, from 4 p.m. until the time of service at 7 p.m. at the C. Z. Boyer & Son Funeral Home in Bonne Terre. A Masonic Service will be held at 6:45 p.m. Burial will be private at Bonne Terre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Samaritan Masonic Lodge or the American Heart Association. View obituary and share condolences online at

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