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Evelyn M. Kimberley

Published: Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014 11:00 a.m. CDT • Updated: Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014 11:28 a.m. CDT

Evelyn M. Kimberley, 87, died Feb. 17, 2014. She was born to parents George and Gladys Lewis in 1926, and raised in Colfax. She married William I. Kimberley of Collins in 1951. and raised two children in Fort Dodge. Prior to marriage, Evelyn had worked at the telephone company in Colfax and again in Ames while Bill attended ISU. Bill and Evelyn were members of the First United Methodist Church in Fort Dodge for 48 years, where Evelyn volunteered with MYF, the Lord’s Cupboard, and in many other ways. Following the death of Bill in 2005, she lived the last eight years between Cincinnati, Ohio, and Newton.

She is survived by her daughter Kelley; son-in-law Roger Holliday; grandchildren Benjamin and Elona; son Frank Kimberley and grandson Trevor; sisters Mildred Kimberley, Helen Holdefer, Trula Fleener, Bertine Sleigh, Linda Wilson; many nieces and nephews who loved and cared for her. Preceding her in death were her parents, husband Bill of 54 years; brothers James and Russell Lewis; sisters Virginia Bunch, Betty Milligan and Georgena Bryant. 

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m., Friday, Feb. 21, at Mihovk-Rosenacker Funeral Home 10211 Plainfield Road, Blue Ash, in Cincinnati, Ohio. A memorial service this spring in Iowa will be announced at a later date.

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