EUREKA, MO (KPLR) – Parents and students from Eureka High School offered a strong show of support on Wednesday night. They were remembering the life of 17-year-old Natalie Timm. The Eureka High student died over the weekend in a one-car crash near Highways 100 and T.
Timm was a soccer player and a member of Eureka High School’s dance team.
“She was just one of the hardest working, sweetest people, kindest people that I’ve known,” said her dance coach, Kara Mueller. “And I’ve coached for a long time.”
Timm’s friends lit candles and gathered around a tent where counselors offered help. After a moment of silence, students and parents stood in groups and shared stories about Timm.
“It goes to show how much people loved her and how she had an impact on everyone in our school,” said Rachel Bultas.
“We’re always going to be here dancing for Natalie and her family and anyone who loved her,” said Alaina Weise. “She was part of our fab 5.”
“I’m just going to miss her smile and her happiness,” said Rachel Combs. “She was just the happiest person, and always lit up my day.
I’m really going to miss that.”
Students and parents were moved by how many people filled a section of the high school parking lot.
“I’m just so thankful, I know we all are, that everyone in our community could come together for her,” said Claire Griese.