Kimberly Ann Konecny Mullen

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 Monette; sister-in-law, Tara Mullen Walker of Jonesboro; brother-in-law, Keith (Hollie) 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 Walker, John Walker, Chloe Konecny, Carson Konecny, Maddox Mullen, Kellen Mullen and Karson Mullen.

Visitation will be held at the Sts. Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church in Slovak from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. on Thursday, May 23, 2019 followed by Rosary at 7:00 P.M., Funeral services will be 10:30 A.M., Friday, May 24 at Sts. Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church in Slovak, Arkansas.

The family requests memorials in honor of Kim to “Pass On Joy” at

34 thoughts on “Kimberly Ann Konecny Mullen”

  1. My thoughts & prayers are with all of you. I pray that the days ahead will be filled with happy memories of Kim to help cushion your grief.

  2. Our Thoughts & Prayers are with you & Your Family in the Loss Of Kim. She was a real jewel. Our memories will last a lifetime. Love ❤️ & Blessings ✝️ The Drotar Family.

  3. Our families go back so far – memories intertwined. She life was full but cut so short. Prayers for strength and comfort for her mom and her family. Rest In Peace Kim.

  4. Pam Melkovitz Atkins

    My thoughts and prayers are with your family! May God guide you through this time and bestow his presence upon each and everyone of you ! God bless you !

  5. Lori Lorince Higgins

    It is hard to imagine the world without the beautiful light that was Kim. I was heartbroken to hear that she had lost her battle. Keeping the entire Konecny/Mullen family in my prayers. There is absolutely no doubt that her infectious laugh is brightening up heaven and she bringing so much joy to all who are in her presence.

  6. Jennifer Adams

    My thoughts & prayers for comfort in the coming days to Kim’s family and friends. Kim had a wonderful infectious personality who made everyone laugh and smile. She will be missed by so many but her enthusiastic personality will be remembered by all who knew her. I am truly blessed to have had her for a friend

  7. Debbie VanHouten Beachler

    My sincerest condolences to this wonderful family. Kim will most definitely be remembered for her witt, and loving heart. Many prayers to you all.

  8. Jimmy and I want you to know how very sorry we are for your loss. Kim was a dear and sweet friend to all who knew her. Prayers that God will wrap HIS loving arms around you and give you the comfort that only HE can. Prayers and much love for the Konecny family.

  9. Marilyn and I send our sincerest condolences to both families. We prayers and our love to all of you during this difficult time.

  10. Kevin,

    I am so sorry. I will be praying for you and all of the family. May His peace and comfort surround you.

  11. Kevin,

    I send prayers for peace and understanding for you and your family in this difficult time.

  12. Desiree Palculict


    Randy and I send our deepest sympathy for you and your family.


  13. Anna & Rick Adkison


    Anna & I send our sincerest sympathy for you and your family. Prayers

  14. Patricia & Michael Cantrell

    Thinking of you, wishing you hope in the midst of sorrow, comfort in the midst of pain.

  15. Saying goodbye to such a vibrant and vital family member and friend is hard to do. Kimberly had a infectious personality that drew people to her. She leaves a whole in the hearts of her family and friends and all who knew her. May your memories sustain you and God enfold you in His comforting arms as you grieve.
    Kaye Swint

  16. Kimberly Williamson


    I am deeply saddened by your loss. I am sorry to say I never had the chance to meet Kim, but I wish I had. I have been praying for and thinking of you all often. May God and all your loved ones give you the comfort you need during this inexplicably difficult season.

  17. Kevin and Jeanne

    Our deepest sympathy for you and your family,May God comfort you during this time of grief always in prayers.

  18. Charlie and Lori Holbert

    Prayers for peace and comfort that only our Lord may provide for you all. Covering you all with thoughts and prayers in the days and months to come.

  19. Tamika and Quincy Edwards

    Kim was an amazing woman. She taught me so much about politics, outreach, boldness, and friendship. I will miss her laugh, smile, support, encouragement…everything.

    Rest In Peace, my sister. I love you. We’ll be sure to look after Kevin for you.

  20. Rose Hilburn Graham

    I want you all to know that Kim left me with so many wonderful memories and fun times. That smile…oh my goodness that smile and that laugh. This hit me so hard and my heart hurts for all of you. Thank you for sharing your angel with us. Her beautiful soul touched so many lives and she will never be forgotten. My love and prayers are with all of you in the coming days and months. God has a super bright light shining down and watching over all of you now.

  21. Kim truly made the world around her a better place. She gave us all a robust and sincere friendship. I treasure the time in my life when i got to know Kim, and Big Sam. May god bless and comfort you.

  22. Philip A. Jones

    To Kevin, Cathy and the Entire Family:

    Kim was the light of any room she entered. Kind, thoughtful, approachable, hard-working and compassionate. When we worked together and shared an office she made going to work fun, interesting and unpredictable.

    Though we’d not visited recently the many stories in which she made daily life a delight in our State Capitol are memorable, retold frequently, and cherished.

    May the peace and comfort of the Lord and the strength of a large family and plentiful friends surround you and carry you through this most difficult time.

    We are with you in spirit and lifting you up to help you through.


    Philip and Pat

  23. I’m so glad I got to know Kim! She could light up a room just by walking in. Loved her smile and her craziness!! See is going to be greatly missed by many. My continued prayers for you all!

  24. thomas reinhart

    I taught Kim in the second grade at Holy Rosary. I helped prepare her for her First Holy Communion. In class Kim was quiet a talker… she often shared things that happened at home. One day she shared something that I passed on to her mother…Cathy exclaimed, ” Oh No ! ” She was a great little kid…I’m glad to have taught her. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Tommy Reinhart

  25. It was truly an honor to have known Kim. She was such a special person and she was a joy to be around! My thoughts and prayers are with Kevin and all of the family at this sad time.

  26. Arkansas has truly lost a good citizen. She was a wonderful student who was willing to help in any situation. I was her Home Economics Teacher and she made the class a joy each day. She was a favorite to everyone. Yes, we will miss her terribly. I just say to the family: you have wonderful memories and lots of people are sharing your grief. We all loved Kim. Each good adjective I can think of fit Kim, but respectful (of all) fit her at all times. You are in my prayers.

  27. Charles & Anne Allen

    May the Love and mercy of our Lord be bestowed upon all of Kim’s Family during this heartbreaking time – for all of us. May the soul of Kim rest in peace, and may our prayers help guide Kim on her journey to our Creator.
    Please know that your Faith, your Family, and your Friends are your sources of Peace, Support, and your Comfort. Our love and prayers are with you – from this time forward. Charles and Anne Allen

  28. Greg and Tina Nuckles

    Kevin and family
    We are so sorry for your loss. There are no words to make it better at this time. Just keep the special and fun moments in your mind to help you get through it. Time will help. Cherish the fact that you had each other as long as you did. Just hang in there.

  29. Bootsie Ackerman

    Kevin, please know that Bill and I are so terribly sorry to learn of Kim’s passing. I pray our Lord will bless and comfort you with beautiful memories to ease your broken heart. With our love and affection, Bootsie and Bill

  30. Kim will remain in the hearts of all of the Duffys for her friendship with my late sister Joan and the loving strength and assistance she provided our family when Joan passed suddenly and unexpectedly. We are all so sorry for your loss.

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