RIP kmennie April 9, 2018 6:18 AM   Subscribe

I am sad to share that longtime member kmennie passed away on December 26th, 2017.

Her family announced this on her Facebook page, which has been memorialized. She was a smart, opinionated lady and a devoted mother; I'm sad we won't have her around for the years to come.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero to MetaFilter-Related at 6:18 AM (163 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

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posted by zamboni at 6:34 AM on April 9


I always appreciated kmennie's input and insight.

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posted by freezer cake at 6:36 AM on April 9


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posted by solotoro at 6:39 AM on April 9


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posted by Eyebrows McGee (staff) at 6:48 AM on April 9


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I’m really sad. I liked her contributions enormously.
posted by taff at 6:52 AM on April 9 [1 favorite]


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posted by COD at 6:56 AM on April 9


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posted by If only I had a penguin... at 6:58 AM on April 9


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posted by rtha at 7:02 AM on April 9


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posted by Orange Dinosaur Slide at 7:13 AM on April 9


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So sorry to hear this. She was a gift to the site.
posted by john_snow at 7:20 AM on April 9


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posted by Stynxno at 7:25 AM on April 9


Oh no, such sad news!

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posted by Ziggy500 at 7:28 AM on April 9


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My condolences to her family and friends.
posted by mogget at 7:46 AM on April 9


Oh, that's sad. She'd been trying to make the local meetups but she's a bit out of town, so I never actually got to meet her.

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posted by jacquilynne at 7:48 AM on April 9


This is unbearably sad news. She was so young. Her daughter is only ten. My thoughts are with her loved ones.

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posted by kate blank at 7:56 AM on April 9 [4 favorites]


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posted by kellyblah at 7:59 AM on April 9


I didn't have a lot of interaction with her, but she was good to talk to.

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posted by lysdexic at 8:01 AM on April 9


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posted by cooker girl at 8:03 AM on April 9


I always enjoyed reading her comments over in Ask.Me. She'll be missed.

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posted by PearlRose at 8:06 AM on April 9


This is dreadful news. Peace to her family and all that loved her.
posted by anastasiav at 8:17 AM on April 9


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posted by Lyn Never at 8:29 AM on April 9


Bummer, I enjoyed her comments too. A good egg.

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posted by hydropsyche at 9:32 AM on April 9


How sad for her daughter, who I know she loved with all her heart. I knew she had some serious chronic health issues, I'm sorry they took her too soon.
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posted by LobsterMitten (staff) at 9:46 AM on April 9


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I'm so sorry to hear.
posted by crush at 9:57 AM on April 9


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posted by ChuraChura at 10:00 AM on April 9


Oh my god, this is brutally sad. I could tell a kmennie comment from the first sentence, and I mean that as a complement.

She was enormously resourceful, and had such a distinctive voice and sharp wit. More than once I thought that I'd pay cash money to read a work of satire or social commentary from kmennie.

This is just unbelievably sad; I send my most heartfelt condolences to her daughter and other loved ones and will be keeping them in my thoughts.
posted by lalex at 10:06 AM on April 9 [17 favorites]


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posted by grouse at 10:11 AM on April 9


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posted by Harvey Kilobit at 10:32 AM on April 9 [3 favorites]


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posted by roger ackroyd at 10:42 AM on April 9


From reading her Facebook memorial, it is good to learn that kmennie was as sharp and witty and compassionate in real life as she was in our little world. I hope her family knows that she touched many people's lives even if we have never met her.
posted by muddgirl at 10:54 AM on April 9 [7 favorites]


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posted by sockermom at 10:58 AM on April 9


Oh, god! I gasped. This is horribly sad. She seemed like such a kind and thoughtful person.
posted by chesty_a_arthur at 11:01 AM on April 9


Oh, no. I'm so sorry to hear this. Her daughter is so young, too. :(

Heartfelt condolences to her and her family.
posted by zarq at 11:20 AM on April 9


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posted by Kwine at 11:22 AM on April 9


People whose usernames I remember shouldn't be allowed to die.

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posted by Namlit at 11:30 AM on April 9 [17 favorites]


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posted by mixedmetaphors at 12:08 PM on April 9


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posted by Ruki at 12:21 PM on April 9


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Way too young. :(
posted by rabbitrabbit at 12:24 PM on April 9


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posted by HandfulOfDust at 12:24 PM on April 9


whaaaaaat no why?!!
Who‘s going to tell people to RUN now, when they really need to hear it? Who‘s going to tell stories about staying up with the kids all night, just listening to them?

kmennie should be here with us. :(
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posted by Nancy_LockIsLit_Palmer at 1:10 PM on April 9


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posted by cass at 1:34 PM on April 9


I admired the hell out of her energy and efforts with this community. She will be missed. We were lucky to have gotten the time we did with her.
posted by jessamyn (retired) at 1:38 PM on April 9 [11 favorites]


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posted by Rumple at 2:04 PM on April 9


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posted by NoraCharles at 2:33 PM on April 9


Oh my god. I am shocked and so sad.

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posted by purpleclover at 2:42 PM on April 9


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posted by Mouse Army at 2:56 PM on April 9


This makes me very sad.

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posted by yellowcandy at 3:29 PM on April 9


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posted by Johnny Wallflower at 3:32 PM on April 9


I am so very sad to read of her passing. She was one of the great ones among us.
posted by Lynsey at 3:38 PM on April 9


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posted by sarcasticah at 3:42 PM on April 9


Oh, god! I gasped. This is horribly sad. She seemed like such a kind and thoughtful person.
posted by chesty_a_arthur at 11:01 AM on April 9 [+] [!]


I gasped too. She and I messaged back and forth a bit when we were both having a rough time. She was, as someone said above, a good egg. I'm very sorry to hear of her passing, sad for her family and especially her young daughter.
posted by hurdy gurdy girl at 3:55 PM on April 9 [1 favorite]


Oh no. I really liked kmennie.
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posted by b33j at 4:11 PM on April 9


I loved her gentle parenting perspective, and I am so sad for that little girl. I will miss kmennie.
posted by xo at 4:16 PM on April 9


Oh wow I'm really shocked to hear this, she was such a... mainstay I guess of mefi, especially ask.metafilter. My thoughts with her family.
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posted by hooray at 6:03 PM on April 9


Oh no! This is shocking, terribly sad news.
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posted by jadepearl at 9:25 PM on April 9


Nooooo!

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posted by From Bklyn at 1:20 AM on April 10


No :( she was such a bright, quick-witted sweetheart.

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posted by fraula at 1:43 AM on April 10


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posted by fourpotatoes at 2:23 AM on April 10


This is really shocking and sad. She had such a distinct voice. What a loss.
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posted by greenish at 5:49 AM on April 10


This is such sad news.
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posted by MadamM at 6:08 AM on April 10


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posted by Tevin at 6:15 AM on April 10


Kia became my friend when we went to university together and, like so many have pointed out, she was kind, brilliant and witty in equal measures. She was a delight.

Your respect and fond wishes would have meant a lot to her. I know she loved the metafilter community.
posted by One Hand Slowclapping at 6:20 AM on April 10 [21 favorites]


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posted by the return of the thin white sock at 9:11 AM on April 10


I'm so very sorry to hear this, what a loss for her family and friends.

She constantly provided such wise and often witty replies to askmefi questions - come September I'm going to host a cupcake bar while silently toasting much missed absent MeFites.
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posted by OolooKitty at 10:02 AM on April 10


We had babies at the same time. My heart breaks for her family.

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posted by 41swans at 10:03 AM on April 10


My deepest condolences to all who knew and loved her.
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posted by Anita Bath at 11:56 AM on April 10


what the hell? no. :(
posted by Space Kitty at 12:55 PM on April 10


Oh no! I always loved her posts and thought she was a kind, witty, and insightful person. My condolences to her family and especially her little girl.
posted by Rosie M. Banks at 1:44 PM on April 10


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I really appreciated her contributions and am very sorry to hear this news.
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posted by mandolin conspiracy at 4:48 PM on April 10


I'm absolutely shocked and so saddened by this news. I hope her daughter has found love and stability with the people around her, and I hope they're people who loved her mom and speak of her often.
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posted by ambrosen at 1:00 AM on April 11


I always enjoyed her posts and she seemed like a compassionate caring person.
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posted by Metroid Baby at 4:32 AM on April 11


I online-met Kia when she was a big cheese at Epinions.com. Somehow we began emailing each other, I don't remember how, and that account is gone. Now I am remembering the little images of her life that filtered through email to me back then. She was sharp and interesting. By the time she showed up here, I thought she finally had everything worked out. But death.
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posted by paduasoy at 5:13 PM on April 11


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I also enjoyed reading her comments. She is missed.
posted by lucy.jakobs at 5:28 PM on April 11


I’m so sorry to hear this. Oddly, I just now found out that my husband was friends with her, and I’m sorry we never got to meet.
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posted by tobascodagama at 12:55 PM on April 12


So sorry to hear. I always admired and appreciated her insightful comments on Ask.
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posted by jjray at 4:47 PM on April 12


I am so shocked. I didn't realise she was ill. I always enjoyed thoughtful comments and the close loving bond with her daughter just shone through. Such sad news.
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posted by dwbrant at 8:21 AM on April 13


I'm so sorry to hear this, she will be much missed.
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posted by camyram at 1:31 PM on April 13


She commented so wisely on many of the human relations threads and it was clear she was a bright light who cared a lot about others. I always appreciated her posts and I'm so stunned and sad to read that she's gone. May she rest in peace.
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