Derek M. Kitchen

July 9, 1992 - December 9, 2021
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Derek Michael Kitchen age 29, of Lima passed away Thursday, Dec. 9, 2021 at St. Rita’s Mercy Health. He was born July 9, 1992 in Lima to Raymond Eugene Kitchen, II and Dena Danetta Elgert. Derek had a fiancee Amanda Stringfield that survives.
Derek had been a handyman and artist. He loved dirt bike riding, going for drives-always on the go. He had a love of animals with a soft spot for cats. He loved his daughter, Takara, more than anything.
Survivors include dad, Raymond (Melissa) Kitchen, II of Lima, mom, Dena (Thomas Gaddis) Elgert of Coldwater; daughter Takara Susan Faith Kitchen of Lima, siblings: Dustin Ray Kitchen of Celina, Nathan Waylon Longwell of Coldwater, Gwyn Kitchen of Lima; step sister Jasmine Van Meter of Lima; paternal grandparents Michael & Susan Kitchen, maternal grandparents Jim & Cindy Stanford of Lima; aunts & uncles: Aunt Chelle Kitchen, Fred (Angie) Elgert and Jimmy (Kristina) Stanford; niece Raeh Kitchen & nephew Ryland Purdy.
Preceded in death by a nephew Aidyn Kitchen.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.

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Born: July 9, 1992
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Alex posted on 3/28/22

It’s hard to think your gone man I know you and jayda and happy in heaven give her a dog treat for me. Thought about you today.


stacy Fowler posted on 1/3/22

Just finding out...i'm at a loss for words. I'm so very very sorry. My heart hurts for everyone.


lori valdez posted on 12/15/21

fly high .


Gena Durant posted on 12/13/21

In loving memory of Derek Kitchen. You will be missed by many and never forgotten. To My cousin Deda Derek's mother words can't even express how sorry i am for the loss of your child. Deda always remember that this is only temporary. I love ya.


Ed lowry and brenda posted on 12/13/21

In memory of Derek M. Kitchen, Ed lowry and brenda lit a candle


Ed lowry and brenda posted on 12/13/21

So sorry for your loss.


Patty Erhart posted on 12/12/21

Spending my condolences to family..


Melissa Lowry posted on 12/12/21

In memory of Derek M. Kitchen, Melissa Lowry lit a candle


Rick Potocki posted on 12/12/21

Thank you Derek for all the help on my house. I couldn't have done it without you and your dad. You are a good, caring person and I know for a fact your in a much better place. I'll see you again someday. Until then you will be missed. My prayers go out to your family and friends.


Kim Adams posted on 12/11/21

Prayers for comfort for all who loved him. Please let me know when you have a service. Also, if you need anything, let me know through Sue or Chelle.


Jeri holmes posted on 12/11/21

In memory of Derek M. Kitchen, Jeri holmes lit a candle


Shawn Moorman posted on 12/11/21

He will be forever missed all my love to the family,he knows how hard y'all fought for him. Special prayers for his beautiful daughter,talking about her always made him smile,and his fiance their love story was turbulent to say the least but it was true and passionate. To Ray and Dee my heart breaks for you I can't imagine I just can't love you all peace to you through this


Lori and Bob Anderson posted on 12/11/21

So sorry for your loss Ray and Dena🙏


Jenny Farmer posted on 12/11/21

I am so very sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers for everyone


carroll bertke posted on 12/11/21

Dena, I am deeply saddened by this. I love you like my own daughter. Many prayers have been said, and will continue to be said. HUGS, sweetheart.


Mary and Gary Hall posted on 12/11/21

Sorry for your loss my heart hurts for you 💔 and you family ,sending lots of love and hugs and prayers to get you through these sad times love ❤ you