Kimberly Ann Konecny Mullen, 54, of Little Rock passed away Monday, May 20, 2019 at her home surrounded by family and friends. Kim was born a daughter of the delta on June 5, 1964 in Stuttgart, Arkansas to Sam and Cathy Konecny. A graduate of Hazen High School, she received an education degree from the University of Arkansas Little Rock and a Master's of Public Administration from Arkansas State University. Kim was a lifelong Democrat, advocate for children and the less fortunate, teacher, and served under Senator Dale Bumpers, Governor Jim Guy Tucker, Senator Blanche Lincoln and Governor Mike Beebe. Kim worked with many boards and associations including Women and Children First and Court Appointed Special Advocates. Kim was a devout Catholic and loved her Lord. She was loyal and a teacher by her example. Teaching us by her faith, her love of family, Arkansas and country. Kim was preceded in death by her father, Sam Konecny and brothers, Kirk Konecny and Kenny Joe Konecny. Survivors are her husband of 18 years, Kevin Mullen of Little Rock; mother, Cathy Konecny of Stuttgart; siblings, Kevin (Carla) Konecny of Jonesboro, Kay Merritt of Little Rock, Keith (Micki) Konecny of Stuttgart, Kelly (Melanie) Konecny of Slovak; father-in-law, Lester (Barbara) Mullen of Paragould; nieces and nephews, David Konecny, Brian Merritt, Devin Sneed, Brooke Cobb, Joey Evans, Kelsi Konecny, Brandon Merritt, Blair Merritt, Danielle Duncan, Codi Konecny, Nick Konecny, Blake Merritt, Brett Merritt, Charlsi Konecny, Chandler Konecny, Connor Konecny, Drew Waler, John Walker, Chloe Knoecny, Carson Konecny, Maddox Mullen, Kellen Mullen, and Karson Mullen. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m., Thursday, May 23, 2019 at Sts. Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church in Slovak. Rosary will follow at 7 p.m., Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m., Friday, May 24 at Sts. Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church. Family requests memorials in honor of Kim to "Pass On Joy" at https://passonjoy.com/. Online obituary at www.westbrookfuneralhomehazen.com.
Published May 22, 2019