Sewing 13

Sook IL (Kim) Chi

October 17, 1931 ~ December 27, 2020 (age 89)


Sook Il Chi, age 89, of Athens, passed away Sunday, December 27, 2020, at her residence.

A native of Inchion, Korea and former resident of Brazil and resident of McMinn County, she was the daughter of the late Chang Do Kim.  She was preceded by her husband of 50 years Sang Hyun Chi and a sister. She was the mother of “Joe”, owner of Athens Dry Cleaners.

Sook was employed at Athens Dry Cleaners as a seamstress

Survivors include:

Sons Soong Min Chi and wife Eun K. Um of Brazil, Hong (Joe) Min Chi and wife Sunny Chi of Athens, and Jae Min Chi and wife Hyun S. Kim of Brazil;

6 Grandchildren.

Graveside services will be held at McMinn Memory Gardens on Wednesday, December 30, 2020 at   3 PM with Pastor Eui Kyum Kim officiating.

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Ziegler Funeral Home has been entrusted with the care of Sook Il Chi.

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December 30, 2020

3:00 PM
McMinn Memory Gardens
1739 County Road 561
Athens, TN 37303

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