In Loving Memory of Barbara Kime

June 19, 1926
Lancaster County, PA
March 28, 2020
Loudon, TN
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Spear-Miller Funeral Home

39 South Benson Road,
Fairfield CT US 06824


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Barbara Brunton Kime

Barbara Brunton Kime, 93, of Loudon, TN, formerly of Southbury and Fairfield, CT, passed away peacefully Saturday March 28, 2020 under hospice care. She was the wife of the late Richard C. Kime. Barbara was born June 19, 1926, in the Philadelphia area of Pennsylvania. She was the daughter of the late William Ellsworth Brunton and Alberta Hughes. She grew up in Pennsylvania, and was a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, NYU, and a teacher at Columbia University. Barbara, known as Bobbie to her many friends, later worked in Scarsdale NY teaching first grade. Barbara and her husband lived in White Plains NY with their three children. She loved her community and teaching and spent much of her time volunteering at White Plains Hospital and tutoring elementary students. The family later moved to Fairfield. Barbara’s later years were spent at Heritage Village in Southbury, where she was a member of United Church of Christ. Barbara most loved her family. She was an incredible mother and grandmother. She especially loved family gatherings, and was selfless by nature providing for all. She took pride daily in each of their accomplishments. Barbara enjoyed golf and traveling the world; having visited all but two countries. She most enjoyed her time in Africa participating in over a half dozen Safaris. Her favorite was the great Migration across the continent and watching her beloved giraffes. Barbara will be remembered for her loving giving nature and sense of adventure. From Kilimanjaro, the great Wall of China, the Taj Mahal, to the ruins of Egypt and beyond, Barbara felt and lived life to the fullest, experiencing the true joy all the world had to offer. Barbara leaves behind her three children, Candice Kime Flormann and husband Ron, of Prospect CT, Kimberly Kime Ruggiero and husband Gus, of Shelton CT, and Dr. Charles Brunton Kime and wife Amanda of Vonore TN. She also leaves behind her grandchildren that adored her; Alexandra Flormann and fiancé Sean Ziller, of Allentown PA, Victoria Flormann of Boston MA, William Flormann (US Army), Fairbanks AK, Daniel Ruggiero of Ansonia CT, Brittany Ruggiero and husband Tim Kearns of Cheshire CT, Samantha Kime of Avon CT, Harrison Kime of Pittsburgh PA, Bryan Mitchell and fiancé Molly Walker of Madisonville TN, Brittney Mitchell, husband Henry and great granddaughter Haisley of Madisonville TN. She was predeceased by her sister Patricia Swain. Services will be held privately. Donations may be made to the National Wildlife Federation For information or to sign an online register, please visit

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  1. Our sympathies to Barbara’s family. She was a lovely lady and a pleasure to know. May she Rest In Peace.

  2. My dear friend Barb.
    I will miss you and think of you always. You took my hand when I needed one. And I will love you always. Always.

  3. We express our deepest sympathy to the family. May her memory be ever eternal. Rest in peace.

  4. Dearest cousins, the sadness will dissolve into peaceful reminiscences. When I remember Aunt Bobbie, I remember Stone Harbor and I remember Christmases….many of them. With love in my heart I say goodbye to her. My hope is that we, the cousins, might be in closer touch. Love to you all. Heather

  5. The world has lost a wonderful Lady. She was loved by all Rest In Peace Barbara we will miss you – until we meet again 💖

  6. My memory of Barbara is a sweet and loving person who treated others with love and respect. She was a joy to be around. Great laugh and full of wisdom.
    She enjoyed her golf days at HVCC with her friends.

    With sincere condolences

    Mark Bialobrzeski
    HVCC Golf Professional

  7. So sorry to hear about Bobbie. I was FaceTiming with mom and she told me. So many great memories from 104th St! Sounds like she had a wonderful and fulfilling life. Hope you all are well.