Picked N’ Painted owner dies after battle with ovarian cancer

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By Amanda Manning

 Kim Silcox, the owner of the beloved local store Picked N’ Painted, has died of ovarian cancer.

Her family announced on her store’s Facebook page today that Silcox died on Aug. 9.

“Yesterday Kim won her long, hard-fought battle with cancer. Her suffering is gone and has since been replaced with celebration as Kim entered the gates of Heaven,” the family wrote. 

The family said that although the store will not be the same without her, their goal is to keep it open to keep Silcox’s legacy and spirit alive. 

“During this transition period we ask for patience and prayers as we do our best to make Kim proud,” they said. 

The store, located on the corner of Highway 53 and South First Avenue, sold home goods and furniture. 

Silcox, who told the Era she loves repurposing and restoring old furniture, began teaching others how to do the same at her store.  

“I feel like God gave me a gift. I want to use it and I want to share it with everybody else,” Silcox said. 

Silcox was diagnosed with stage 3 ovarian cancer the day before her 50th birthday in 2017.  

In December of 2017, she told the Era she did not let the diagnosis stop her from bringing the same amount of Christmas cheer to her store that she always brings. 

She also said the tremendous support from the community kept her moving. 

“I couldn’t have done it without my customers’ support,” she said in 2017. “My customers have been amazing. I still get cards in the mail at home and in here. They’re always coming in to check on me. They’re what’s kept me going, that and this shop...It’s a God thing.” 

Her funeral and visitation will be held at Crestwood Baptist Church on Thursday, Aug. 15. The visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and the service will begin at 3 p.m.

The family requests that donations be made to Ovarian Awareness of Kentucky (OAKS) in lieu of flowers. 

Several businesses and the City of La Grange are placing teal ribbons along Main Street in honor of Silcox. 

Left to cherish Silcox’s memory is her husband Carl and three children, Tori, Drake and Dalton.