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“Dr. Kim and family, We are very sorry for the loss of your wife and mother. She was very pretty and sounds like she was gifted in many ways. Your...Read More »
1 of 5 | Posted by: Judy Hall - Rock Falls, IL

“Fond memories of Youn’s gracious entertaining and delicious dinners. Such a beautiful woman! My sincere sympathy to Kap, David and Susan. ”
2 of 5 | Posted by: Dianne Friel

“Sue...It's with heartfelt condolences to you and your family for the loss of your beautiful precious mom. My thoughts are with you. ”
3 of 5 | Posted by: Jan Belleau - Beecher City, IL

“My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in this time of great sorrow. She will be missed by all who knew her. God speed my dear friend...Read More »
4 of 5 | Posted by: Kim Davis (Hall) - Sterling, IL

“Mrs. Kim will be well missed. She was a loving, kind person. May her family find strength from her love. ”
5 of 5 | Posted by: Diane - Indianapolis, IN - Friend


STERLING – Youn H. Kim, 77, passed away on October 14, 2020 at Rock River Hospice & Home in Sterling, IL.

Youn was born in Seoul, Korea, the daughter of Joung Jun Lee and Bong Youn Woo Lee. She graduated from Sorabol University of Arts in Seoul. She married Kap C. Kim on April 29, 1967 in Grosse Point, MI.

Youn had a lifelong love of the arts. Some of her favorite interests were cooking, gardening, sewing, and oil painting. She enjoyed watching classic films and musicals, and listening to classics of pop and country music. She loved and cared for her family very much. She was known for her grace, kindness, spirit, and strong will.

She is survived by her husband, Kap C. Kim of Sterling, IL; son David Kim of Sterling, IL; daughter Susan Kim of Sterling, IL; brother Hung Su Lee of Seoul, Korea; sisters Youn K. Lee Sohn of Las Vegas, NV, and Youn Hee Lee of Seoul, Korea.

She was preceded in death by her parents Joung Jun Lee and Bong Youn Woo Lee; daughter Alice Kim; and brother Kap Su Lee.

Special thanks to everyone for their care over the years at CGH Medical Center, DaVita Whiteside Dialysis, Tortoise Transport, Renal Nephrology Associates, OSF St. Anthony Medical Center, Genesis Medical Center, Select Specialty Hospital, Gaffey Home Nursing, and Rock River Hospice & Home.

Private family services will be held, with burial at Riverside Cemetery in Sterling, IL.