Mildred Marie Kimmel, 90, Ozawkie,died March 10, 2012, at her home.
Mildred was born July 13, 1921, at Manchester, Ind., the daughter of Josiah and Jesse Almack Landis.
She had lived in Ozawkie 13 years, moving from Morristown, Tenn., where she had worked as a registered nurse at the Life Care Center for many years. She also worked at various hospitals through the years.
She was a 1939 graduate of North Manchester (Ind.) High School and was a graduate of Henry Ford Hospital School of Nursing in Chicago, earning her B.S. and R.N. degrees in 1942.
She was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, serving as an army nurse with the rank of 2nd Lieutenant.
She was a member of the Rochester Community Church of the Brethren in Topeka.
Mr. and Mrs. Kimmel served as longtime volunteers for disaster relief wherever they were needed and while living in Florida, they served as foster parents to 75 babies.
She married William Henry “Bill” Kimmel March 12, 1950, at North Manchester. He preceded her in death July 11, 2008.
She is survived by a son, Mark Alan Kimmel, Ozawkie; three daughters, Gisela “Marie” Moffet, Ozawkie, Ursula “Maria” West, Deerfield, Fla., and Gloria Mae Monteiro, Morristown, Tenn.; 10 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 24, at the Rochester Community Church of The Brethren.
At her request, Mrs. Kimmel’s body was bequeathed to the University of Kansas Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology.
The family requests memorials to the Church of the Brethren Disaster Relief Fund, 3201 N. W. Rochester Rd., Topeka, 66618. The Barnett Family Funeral Home in Oskaloosa is assisting the family.
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