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Morna Grace Kimberling

July 2, 1926 August 17, 2019
Morna Grace Kimberling
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Obituary for Morna Grace Kimberling

Morna Grace Kimberling, age 93, of Aurora, Missouri, passed away at 7:24 p.m. on Saturday, August 17, 2019, at the Republic Nursing and Rehab in Republic, Missouri. She was born July 2, 1926, in Mason City, Iowa, the daughter of Roy and Velma (Rudolph) Wineman.

Morna was a 1945 graduate of Central Heights High School in Mason City, Iowa. After high school she worked for two years at the FBI in Washington, DC. While there she saw a list of names of service men who would like to receive mail. Morna picked Paul Odell Kimberling from that list because she liked his name. After writing to each other for a year they met, dated and then married on March 5, 1947, in Mason City, Iowa. Morna traveled the world with her husband moving 15 times. After Paul retired from the military they bought the Cardinal Hill, Gas, Bait and Tackle Shop near Cape Fair, Missouri. They sold the business in 1978 and moved to Aurora, Missouri. Morna was a driver for Meals on Wheels till she was 83, she also was on the board of the Byron E. Taylor Christian Service Center and a member of the Aurora Community of Christ Church. Other than serving others Morna’s favorite passion was traveling the world, including Greece, Germany, Israel, Jordon, Hawaii, Panama, Alaska and the Caribbean.

Paul preceded her in death on December 2, 1987.

Morna is survived by her two sons, Paul (Kim) Kimberling and his wife, Stacey, of West Plains, Missouri and Kevin Kimberling and his wife, Kathy, of Aurora; one brother, Ralph Wineman, of Crystal Lake, Illinois; five grandchildren, Bobbie J. Kimberling of Republic, Missouri, Ashley Casad and her husband, Cameron, of Baltimore, Maryland, Amber Kimberling of Moore, Oklahoma, Adam and Nathan Kimberling, both of Aurora; three great-grandchildren, Kate Wooderson of Republic, Sam Wooderson of Bolivar, Missouri and Merritt Grace Casad of Baltimore; one daughter-in-law, Susan Apperson of Moore, Oklahoma and two sisters-in-law, Nancy and Ruby Wineman of Mason City, Iowa.

Morna was preceded in death by her parents, Roy and Velma, husband, Paul, daughter, Diana Kimberling, son, Raymond Kimberling and two brothers, Elmer and Dick Wineman.

A visitation will be held from 10:00-11:00 a.m. on Friday, August 23, 2019, at the Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home in Aurora with a funeral service to follow at 11:00 a.m. Burial will follow at the Maple Park Cemetery in Aurora.

Memorial donations may be payable to the Aurora Community of Christ Church, in care of the funeral home.

Online condolences may be shared at www.CraftonCantrellFuneralHome.com.


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Visitation

Friday

23

Aug

10:00 AM 8/23/2019 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 8/23/2019 11:00:00 AM
Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home

303 S. Jefferson Ave.
Aurora, MO 65605

Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home
303 S. Jefferson Ave. Aurora 65605 MO
United States

Funeral Service

Friday

23

Aug

11:00 AM 8/23/2019 11:00:00 AM
Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home

303 S. Jefferson Ave.
Aurora, MO 65605

Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home
303 S. Jefferson Ave. Aurora 65605 MO
United States

Burial

Friday

23

Aug

12:00 PM 8/23/2019 12:00:00 PM
Maple Park Cemetery in Aurora

2 W Prospect St
Aurora, MO 65605

Maple Park Cemetery in Aurora
2 W Prospect St Aurora 65605 MO
United States

Cemetery Details

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Maple Park Cemetery in Aurora Final Resting Place

2 W Prospect St
Aurora, MO 65605

2 W Prospect St Aurora 65605 MO
United States

Memorial Contribution

Aurora Community Of Christ Church

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