Kimberly Dawn (Cox) Woodring, age 44, passed away Thursday, December 1, 2022 at Atrium Medical Center of complications from the flu. She was surrounded by friends and family.
Kim was born to Brarry Cox and Deborah Cox in Gallipolis, Ohio on August 17, 1978. As a military child, Kim attended schools in Ohio, Wisconsin, Maryland, Germany, and Virginia, graduating from West Springfield High School in Springfield, Virginia. Kim went on to receive a Bachelor of Arts from Cedarville College and a Master of Science and a specialist in education (Ed. S.) from Miami University. Kim worked as a school psychologist for Cincinnati Public Schools for 19 years, touching the lives of countless children.
Kim married the love of her life, Rick Woodring in Maui, Hawaii on June 15, 2012. She was an active, strong and vibrant woman, who loved her family fiercely and would do anything for them. She also loved an adventure; always planning something new to do and "dragging" the family along (whether they wanted to go or not). She hated to waste a single moment or day and was often heard saying “What’s the plan?” She will be remembered forever in the treasured memories made.
Kim started running cross country in high school and fell in love with it. Running was her escape and her peace. She was an active member in both the Mojo Running and Triathlon clubs, and loved them like family. She ran many marathons and triathlons, including multiple half-Ironman races.
Kim was a woman of faith and had a heart for service. She was always willing to help anyone. Just last week, she volunteered with “Give back Cincinnati” serving Thanksgiving meals to those in need, something she had always wanted to do.
Kimberly Dawn (Cox) Woodring is survived by her husband Richard (Rick) P. Woodring, children Caleb Bays, Grace Woodring and Grant Woodring at home, parents Brarry (Barbara) Cox and Deborah (Jim Blum) Cox, brother Tim (Deborah) Cox, niece and nephew Olivia and Ethan Cox. She was preceded in death by her grandparents Lena Mae and Carrel Cox and William and Betty McDaniel.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, December 6, 2022, at Hodapp Funeral Home 6410 Cincinnati-Dayton Rd., Liberty Twp., OH 45044 from 3 p.m. until the time of the funeral service at 5 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to “Greater Project” (a local Cincinnati charity run by a friend of Kim's) at https://greaterproject.org/.
Tuesday, December 6, 2022
3:00 - 5:00pm (Eastern time)
Tuesday, December 6, 2022
5:00 - 5:30pm (Eastern time)