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  Lenox Time Table
Lenox, Iowa
Thursday, January 08, 1959

OBITUARY ~ MYRTLE (JENKINS) KIMBERLY

Mrs. Myrtle Kimberly, 77, long time resident of Clearfield, passed away Saturday, Jan. 3, at 6 p. m. at the Corning hospital.

She has been in poor health for several months and for the last few weeks had stayed with her brother and wife, Mr and Mrs George Jenkins, at Lenox, where she was lovingly cared for until she was taken to the Corning hospital a few hours before her death.

Myrtle Jenkins Kimberly, the daughter of Myron M. Jenkins and Mary R. Balis, was born in Buchanan county, Iowa, Dec. 18, 1881. She attended Northwestern college at Naperville, Ill. She was united in marriage to Charles Kimberly, living in Bloomington, Ill.; later they moved to the Clearfield community where she lived most of her life. She was preceded in death by her husband in 1955. Her brother, George Jenkins, a number of cousins, nieces, nephews and friends mourn her passing.

She had been a long time member of the Clearfield Methodist church. She took an active part in the WSCS holding an important office for many years. She was a staunch member of the WCTU and active in the MLC organization. She was always interested in the betterment of civic life. During her last illness she maintained a cheerful and dauntless courage to the end, always thinking of others. Death came on Jan 3. She was 77 years, 17 days of age.

Funeral services were Tuesday, Jan. 6, at the Methodist church at Clearfield. The Rev Howard Ball officiated. Burial was in the Clearfield Cemetery.

Transcription by Lorelei Rusco, November of 2011

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