Kristin came into this life as a sweet,
loveable, lively little girl, and she brought much happiness
to those around her, especially her parents, Jim and Pat.
Kristin attended Eugene Ware Grade School
and Claude Huyck Grade School in Kansas City, Kansas. She was
enthusiastic about everything she did, whether it was interacting
with people or playing her favorite sports, softball and soccer.
Kristin graduated from Washington High
School in 1987. She attended Bethany Medical Center-School of
Radiation Technology, graduating in 1991. For the last seven
years of her life she was employed as an x-ray technician and
special assistant to Steven Smith, MD at Northland Bone and
Joint.Kristin was a very loving and devoted mother to
her children, Breann and Zain. She laughed and played with them,
encouraged them, and disciplined them. She was also a devoted
daughter, sister, aunt, and friend. Kristin was a beautiful
and vibrant person. As an avid sports fan, Kristin loved the
KC Chiefs, KU Basketball, and cheering at her children’s soccer
games. She cherished her family, friends, and co-workers.
Kristin’s spirit did not die . . . . it
will live forever. She will always be in our hearts and minds.
You can shed tears that she is gone Or you can smile because she has
lived You can close your eyes and pray that she will come back Or you
can open your eyes and see all that she has left Your heart can be empty
because you can’t see her Or you can be full of the love that you shared
You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday Or you can be
happy for tomorrow because of yesterday You can remember her and only
that she is gone Or you can cherish her memory and let it live on You
can cry and close your mind, be empty and turn your back Or you can
do what she would want: smile, open your eyes, love and go on. — by David Harkins For comments and reflections from Kristin’s
friends and loved ones go to: http://www.legacy.com/kansascity/GB/GuestbookView.aspx?PersonId=88319021 Click HERE
to read about Kristin’s senseless death from a high speed police chase.
(editorial by Barbara Shelly of the Kansas City Star) NEW
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fact that thousands of innocent people have been killed by high-speed
police chases. Kristin is mentioned in the video as one of those innocent
people. Click HERE
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