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 Mary Elizabeth <I>Merrell</I> Kimbell

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Mary Elizabeth Merrell Kimbell

  • Birth 27 Aug 1914
  • Death 7 May 2008
  • Burial Gray Mule, Floyd County, Texas, USA
  • Memorial ID 28244774

A graveside memorial service for Mary Merrell-Kimbell of San Bernardino, Calif., former Plainview resident, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 19, 2008, at Grey Mule Cemetery with her son, Merlyn Kimbell, officiating. Grey Mule Cemetery is located four miles south of Quitaque. Mrs. Kimbell died May 7, 2008, in San Bernardino, Calif. Cremation arrangements were by Mountain View Mortuary in San Bernadino.

Mary Merrell-Kimbell was born Sept. 27, 1914, in Plainview to J.I. "Doc" Merrell and Ethel Eden-Merrell. She was raised in Quitaque then moved to Plainview where she was a longtime resident and member of Parkview Baptist Church. She was employed by Ragland's Western Wear in the 1950s and '60s. Merlyn, her only child, relocated her to California with him in 1998 when the effects of Alzheimer's disease began to take hold. She eventually had to be placed in the Country Villa La Hacienda Healthcare Center in San Bernardino where she died eight years later. Her parents; her sisters, Ann Merrell-Wychoff and Othell Merrell-Peacock; and a brother, Eldon Merrell, are deceased. Her husband, Eugene Kimbell, died Sept. 13, 1985, in Plainview.

Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Merlyn and Yvonne Kimbell; one granddaughter, Stephanie Kimbell-Burgess; one grandson Brent Kimbell; a sister, Genevieve Merrell-Hood of Montrose, Colo.; and four great-grandchildren, Amanda, Julia, Ian and Liam.

The family suggests donations be made to Cal Farley's Boys Ranch, P.O. Box 1890, Amarillo, TX 79174-0001, or online at Condolences may be made online at: or sent to Merlyn Kimbell, 20683 Waalew Rd. Spc# B162, Apple Valley, CA 92307.

Published in the Plainview Daily Herald from 7/13/2008 - 7/14/2008

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  • Created by: Janice Williams Langley
  • Added: 13 Jul 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 28244774
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Mary Elizabeth Merrell Kimbell (27 Aug 1914–7 May 2008), Find A Grave Memorial no. 28244774, citing Grey Mule Cemetery, Gray Mule, Floyd County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Janice Williams Langley (contributor 46826182) .