The Edmond Sun


December 23, 2013

Mary Weems Kimble

EDMOND —     Mary Weems Kimble, 85, of Edmond, Okla., was born April 7, 1928 in the Mars Hill community near Summit, Miss., to the late Joe Louis and Angie Havers Weems. She graduated from Mars Hill High School in May 1946 where she excelled scholastically as well as being an accomplished singer and was the lead vocalist for her school choir.

    She graduated in 1948 from Copiah-Lincoln Junior College at Wesson, Miss., where she continued to develop her singing talents and was selected for the vocal lead in the school operetta her senior year. On May 23, 1948, at the age of 19, she married her college sweetheart, James Paul Kimble and they had a long, loving life together. Two sons were born into this marriage.

    Early in her marriage she and her husband lived in New Orleans, La. and later with their sons lived in Jackson, Miss., Monroe and Shreveport, La. before moving to El Paso, Texas in 1969. In addition to her family responsibilities she often found time to work in accounting offices in the cities where she lived. In El Paso she for a number of years was associated with the “Cardwell Companies” including Arrow Building Corp. doing accounting and marketing prior to retiring in 1993. She was a longtime active member of Trinity-First United Methodist Church where she was a member of the choir for a number of years and was a member of the Wedding Band Sunday School Class.

    She was an excellent seamstress and this was her lifelong hobby. She pieced and hand quilted over 35 full sized quilts and also did a number of blankets for Project Linus. She loved gardening and truly had a “green thumb.” After her retirement, she and her husband traveled extensively and she enjoyed developing her photography skills. Through her photos she leaves behind many memories of their travels and family events.

    She was a devoted and loving wife, mother and grandmother. After retirement she enjoyed spending many hours of quality time with her grandchildren through regular visits and family vacations. She was a very talented person and will be long remembered.  She and her husband moved to Edmond in 2012. In Nov. 2012 she along with her husband moved to Edmond to be near family members and lived in their newly built home at Touchmark Retirement Village, where she continued flower gardening.  She was an active member of First United Methodist Church in Edmond.

    She is survived by her husband; sons Robert Louis Kimble and wife Luz of El Paso, Texas and James Paul Kimble Jr. and wife Lynn of Edmond; grandchildren Allison, Matthew and Sean Kimble of Edmond; brother Joe Louis Weems Jr. and his wife Dianne of Baton Rouge, La.; sister Nancy Weems Campbell of Summit, Miss.; sister-in-law Adonis Kimble of Shreveport, La.; as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins.

    In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the memorial fund at Trinity-First United Methodist Church, El Paso, TX or First United Methodist Church, Edmond, OK.  

    Services are under the direction of Matthews Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Edmond.

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