|Birth: ||Nov. 3, 1941|
|Death: ||Mar. 5, 2008|
Published Parsons, KS - March 6, 2008
Patricia Charlene "Pat" Kimrey, 66, of rural McCune, Kansas, died on Wednesday, March 5, 2008, at 3:27 p.m., at Mt. Carmel Regional Medical Center in Pittsburg, Kansas, where she was surrounded by many of her loved ones. Her body had been in failing health for the past few months, but her spirit remained strong until her passing.
She was born on November 3, 1941, in Galesburg, Kansas, to Oran and Reba (Russell) Mathis.
She spent her childhood in Parsons, and Bartlett, Kansas, graduating from Labette County High School in 1959. At age 38, she continued her education graduating from Labette Community College in 1983 and Pittsburg State University in 1986 earning a bachelors degree in education.
She married David L. Kimrey on July 16, 1960, at the Bartlett Methodist Church. He survives of the home. Together they settled in rural McCune, Kansas, where they raised their five children.
She taught in area schools for 17 years, spending the last 10 of those years at USD 247 schools in West Mineral, KS and Cherokee, KS.
She was an active member of the McCune Church of the Nazarene where she served as a board member and taught children's Sunday school, summer bible school, and Kings Kids after school programs. She had a quiet inner strength that spoke volumes to her own children and the many children she taught.
Other survivors include her five children, Carol Kimrey of Columbus, KS; Mark Kimrey and wife, Lisa, of Cherokee, KS; Scott Kimrey and wife, Mary, of Licking, MO; Don Kimrey and wife, Shari, of Cherokee, KS; Sharon Stewart and husband, Darrin, of McCune, KS. Eight grandchildren, Korey Kimrey and wife, Stacia; Emma Kimrey, Seth Kimrey, Brittany Kimrey, Oran Kimrey, Amanda Kimrey, Kyle Stewart, Kyra Stewart; one great-grandson, Julian Kimrey; two brothers, Marvin Mathis of Newton, KS and Russell Mathis and wife, Beverly, of Parsons, KS; three sisters, Vinetta Chickadonz, Nadine Stevenson, and Frieda Conrad all of Parsons, KS.
She was preceded in death by her parents Oran and Reba Mathis; her stepfather, Clifford Waller; and two brothers, Homer Mathis and Howard Mathis.
Funeral services are scheduled for March 8, 2008, at the Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home in Parsons, Kansas. Burial will be in McCune Cemetery under the direction of Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home.
Memorials are suggested to the grandchildren's church youth groups.
Plot: Section 9, Row 13, Lot 13
Created by: TiogaRose (temp inactive...
Record added: Mar 06, 2008
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