|Birth: ||Jun. 10, 1879|
|Death: ||Aug. 15, 1963|
James and Susie's daughter Verna Thompson was born on June 10, 1879, in Hastings, Goodhue County, Minnesota. She came to Ohio with her parents in 1880, and grew up in Allen Township, Darke County, Ohio. She met a young man named Isaac Nelson Kimmel, son of Jacob Kimmel and Sarah Ann Williamson, at a church event, and the two were married on Thanks-giving Day, November 28, 1900. She nearly died of typhoid fever in the fall of 1901 but managed to pull through. Isaac and Verna had four daughtersó Lucille Mildred, Helen Augusta, Esther Lorainne, and Susannah Hazel. They lived on a farm on the banks of the Wabash River in Darke County, where Verna spent her life tending to her family--sewing most of their clothes, growing and preparing their food, tending their illnesses, sometimes helping in the fields, and, above all, raising her daughters to be honest and hard-working. In 1934, she returned with her mother to Minnesota to visit her relatives and in her old age finally got to realize her dream of going to Florida, where she had always believed only the rich got to visit. Verna died on August 15, 1963, in Greenville, Darke County, Ohio. Never one to be parted from her, her husband Isaac followed only three weeks later on September 4, 1963. Both are buried in Beamsville Cemetery, Richland Township, Darke County, Ohio.
Thursday, August 15, 1963
Services Set for Verna Kimmel
Mrs. Verna Kimmel, 84, R.R.2, Eaton, died at Wayne hospital at 8:15 a.m. today following an illness of two and a half months.
Mrs. Kimmel was a native of Hastings, Mich. [sic], but had resided in the New Weston area before moving to Eaton about 20 years ago. She was a member of the Daughters of America at New Weston and the Eaton EUB church.
Survivors include her husband, Isaac; four daughters, Mrs. Lucille Miller, Orlando, Fla.; Mrs. Helen Feierstein, Greenville; Mrs. Esther Harless, R. R. 2, Eaton, and Mrs. Hazel Johns, Dayton; one brother, Lloyd Thompson, Van Wert; two sisters; Mrs. William Hiestand, Rossburg, and Miss Jane Thompson, Dayton; three grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Oliver funeral home here with the Rev. Harley Brown officiating. Burial will be in Beamsville cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 1 p.m. Friday until the time of services.
James Thompson (1846 - 1927)
Susanna Jane Whitson Thompson (1854 - 1937)
Isaac Nelson Kimmel (1878 - 1963)
Lucille Mildred Kimmel Miller (1902 - 1993)*
Helen Augusta Kimmel Feierstein (1906 - 1995)*
Esther Loraine Kimmel Harless (1908 - 1974)*
Susannah Hazel Kimmel Johns (1911 - 1989)*
Clure Thompson (1878 - 1946)*
Verna Thompson Kimmel (1879 - 1963)
Lloyd James Thompson (1884 - 1965)*
Erma Hazel Thompson Hiestand (1886 - 1970)*
Edna Mabel Thompson Gibbons (1888 - 1914)*
Jane Emily Thompson (1893 - 1977)*
Created by: Natalie Herdman
Record added: Jun 15, 2008
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