Medical 05

Kimberly Ann Stewart, MD

January 21, 1962 ~ March 19, 2022 (age 60)


KIMBERLY ANN STEWART MD age 60, resident of Moreland Hills, OH., born in Youngstown, OH. Kim passed away at Hillcrest Hospital in Cleveland on March 19, 2022. She was a graduate of Liberty High School in Liberty OH and completed the YSU/NEOUCOM 6 year BS/MD program. Her internship was at Riverside Methodist in Columbus and finished Internal Medicine residency at Akron City Hospital, then went for a Rheumatology fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic. Kim practiced at several medical groups, the last being Unity Health. She is survived by husband of 35 years James Bates MD; children Marta (Curtis Ramsey) Stewart-Bates, Ian (Kacey) Stewart-Bates, Benjamin (Christine) Stewart-Bates, Emma Stewart-Bates, Charles Stewart-Bates, and Sylvia Stewart-Bates; grandchildren Reid  Bates and Ellie Bates; adored pets Crispy, Maisie, and Cat-Cat; Sister Diana Stewart MD and family of Akron, Aunt Virginia (Sally) Hatch of Warren. Preceded in death by parents Sophia and Charles Robert Stewart. Mother, healer, partner, runner, chef, seamstress, teacher, baker, dispenser of advice (wanted or unwanted), timer/counter, exercise addict, whirling dervish, holiday maker, goal-setter, a stubborn and independent soul. This earthly dynamo demonstrated an unforgettable and glorious will to live, even to her final breath, showering us with her presence much longer than others with her condition. She showed us how much there is to live for, despite her being taken so early. But in her 60 years, she did so much, especially in giving of herself to others. May she rest and look down proudly on us. Special thanks to neighbors Tom Kolakowski and Diana Essock, support friends Jim and Leta Hickey, the Endoscopy/Paracentesis unit at Cleveland Clinic Main Campus, and the ICU nurse angels and Drs. Gerblich, Early, and Nackes at Hillcrest Hospital. Friends may call at THE FERFOLIA FUNERAL HOME, 356 W. AURORA RD. (OH RTE 82), SAGAMORE HILLS FOR MEMORIAL VISITATION SATURDAY MAY 21, 2022 FROM 10:00 AM-1:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in her name to Lakeside Chautauqua Foundation, 236 Walnut Avenue Lakeside, OH 43440. ( or to Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation, 5526 West 13400 South, #510 Herriman, UT 84096. (


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May 21, 2022

10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Ferfolia Funeral Home
356 W. Aurora Road
Sagamore Hills, OH 44067


The Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation
5526 W. 13400 S. Ste 510, Herriman UT 84096

Lakeside Chautauqua Foundation
236 Walnut Avenue, Lakeside OH 43440

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