Margaret A. Kimball, 87
Margaret Ann Kimball, 87, of Park Rapids died Sunday, July 2, 2006 at her home. She was born May 28, 1919 to Arthur O. and Gladys (Shaw) Wilson in Hibbing. She attended schools in Minneapolis and southern Indiana. She graduated from Deer River Hi...
Margaret Ann Kimball, 87, of Park Rapids died Sunday, July 2, 2006 at her home.
She was born May 28, 1919 to Arthur O. and Gladys (Shaw) Wilson in Hibbing. She attended schools in Minneapolis and southern Indiana. She graduated from Deer River High School in 1937. In 1941, she graduated from Duluth State Teachers College with a degree in chemistry and education. She worked as a chemist during World War II at American Steel & Wire in Duluth. Her first teaching position was in the Backus School District.
She married Chester Kimball June 10, 1945 in Backus. They lived in Park Rapids. She taught in Park Rapids as a high school chemistry and science teacher. In the 1960s, she received a master's degree in special education. She taught special education until 1984 when she retired.
She was a member of Riverside United Methodist Church for more than 60 years, serving on nearly every committee and board. She was active in local and statewide functions of United Methodist Women. She taught Sunday school, Bible school, adult Christian education and Bible studies. Some of the organizations that benefited from her involvement were Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Eastern Star, Job's Daughters, Park Rap-ids School Board, Friends of the Park Rapids Library and Eagles Auxiliary. She was a founding member of Heartland Homes, started Camp Friendship and was instrumental in the establishment of the Hubbard County DAC. She, with family and friends, started and continued the Community Thank Meal for more than 20 years.
She is survived by a son, Richard (Raylene) of Park Rapids; three daughters, Kathleen (Steven) Belew of Alamo, TX, Barbara (Allan) Gross of Nevis and Mary Kimball of Park Rapids; sister, Henrietta Johnstone of Billings, MT; five grand-children and four great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband in 1977 and brother, Richard.
Visitation: One hour prior to the service at the church.
Funeral: 10 a.m. today (Saturday) at Riverside United Methodist Church in Park Rapids with Rev. Don Bird officiating. Organist will be Linda Szuszitzky. Bagpiper will be John Cruden playing "Scotland the Brave" and "Amazing Grace."
Honorary Casketbearers: Her family and friends.
Active Casketbearers: Her grandchildren, Tracy, Brian, Sean, Theresa and Melanie.
Interment: Greenwood Cemetery.