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 Estelle <I>Kimel</I> Mecham

Estelle Kimel Mecham

Death 21 Sep 2010 (aged 89)
Burial Winston-Salem, Forsyth County, North Carolina, USA
Memorial ID 59003316 · View Source
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Estelle Kimel Mecham went to be with her Lord on Tuesday, September 21, 2010. She was born on April 4, 1921 to the late Oscar and Charlie Kimel of Winston-Salem. She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters Helen Kimel Wilson (E.E. Wilson) and Mildred Kimel Linville (Craig Linville) and her husband of 43 years, Ross L. Mecham, Sr of Lincoln, Nebraska. Born in Winston-Salem, she attended Gray and Hanes High School and was in the first graduating class of Hanes. Always mindful of duty, she joined the Women's Auxiliary Army Corps (WACC) shortly after the outbreak of WWII. It was while serving her country that she met her husband and converted him into a forever North Carolina native. She was a long time employee of Sears Roebuck and was very active in the Sears Retirees group. Mrs. Mecham was an active member of Maple Springs United Methodist Church in Winston-Salem for more than 60 years and made certain that her family knew and served the Lord. She is survived by four children, Ross L. Mecham, Jr (Sara Fields Mecham), Susan Mecham Anderson, Donna Mecham Tally (Steve Tally), and Glenda Mecham Bridges (Will Bridges), seven grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, sister Lettie Mae Kimel Howard (Bailey Howard, Sr), and numerous nieces and nephews who all treasured time spent with her. A graveside service will be conducted at 2:00PM, Friday, September 24, 2010 at Forsyth Memorial Park, Old Yadkinville Rd with the Reverend Terry Matthews officiating. A visitation for the family and friends will be held at Maple Springs United Methodist Church, 2569 Reynolda Rd, Winston-Salem immediately following the graveside service. Memorials may be directed to Hospice & Palliative Care, 101 Hospice Lane, Winston Salem, NC 27103. The family would like to extend their sincerest thanks to the kind staff of the Oaks in Winston-Salem. Online condolences may be made to

Hospice & Palliative Care, 101 Hospice Lane, Winston Salem, NC 27103.

Forsyth Memorial Park
3771 Yadkinville Road
Winston-Salem, NC 27106 (map/driving directions)

2:00PM at Graveside on Friday, September 24th, 2010




  • Maintained by: Michele Freeman
  • Originally Created by: Gary Dillingham
  • Added: 21 Sep 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 59003316
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Estelle Kimel Mecham (4 Apr 1921–21 Sep 2010), Find A Grave Memorial no. 59003316, citing Forsyth Memorial Park, Winston-Salem, Forsyth County, North Carolina, USA ; Maintained by Michele Freeman (contributor 47736083) .