Kimberly Portell, 62, of Crystal City died May 25, 2020, at Mercy Hospital South in south St. Louis County. Mrs. Portell enjoyed spending time with her family and cooking. She will be remembered for her loving nature. Born March 24, 1958, in St. Louis, she was the daughter of Sue (Henson) Moore of Festus and the late James C. Welch Jr.
She is survived by her husband: Tim Portell; a son: Anthony Portell of Crystal City; a stepfather: Jim Moore of Festus; a stepmother: Sally P. (Thayer) Welch of Festus; a sister: Melody (Chris) Meharry of Windsor, Ontario; two brothers: James (Lisa) Welch III of Park Hills and Jeff (Sarah) Welch of Festus; a friend and caregiver: Amber Hill of Festus; and many other family members and friends.
A celebration of life will be at a later date. Memorials may be made to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Arrangements are under the direction of Vinyard Funeral Home.