Barbara Anne Kimble, nee Pritchett, born November 19, 1932 to Harry Gilbert and Kathryn Omar Pritchett in Clay, Kentucky. Barbara attended and graduated from high school in Sturgis, Kentucky in 1950. Following graduation she worked as a bookkeeper at a bank. In 1953, she married Lt. Harold Kimble in Sturgis, Kentucky.
After living in West Virginia and Oklahoma, she and the now Dr Kimble moved to Kasson in 1959. Together they raised three children. They also established the Carriage House Animal Hospital.
Barbara was a faithful member of the Kasson United Methodist church for 50 years. She served as President of the Women's Society for Christian Service (United Methodist Women). She was involved in serving luncheons to the exchange club and was instrumental in planning and implementing the cookie walk at the annual bazaar. Barbara was well known for her ham loaf with mustard sauce and pecan-chocolate ball candies. She served as a Girl Scout leader and cookie chairperson throughout the 70s. Barbara was also a den mother to her sons' Cub Scout Troop. She was a member of the Kasson Eastern Star and accepted leadership roles in that organization.
Barbara passed away December 4, 2012 at Seasons Hospice in Rochester, MN.
Her family will remember Barb for her strong Christian faith, passionate love of cooking (especially her chocolate chip cookies), her interest in everything related to the Civil War, but especially her sense of humor and the joy she expressed when spending time with her grandchildren.
Barbara is survived by son Doug and Sandee Kimble of St. Anthony; grandsons Lee, Mark (Elizabeth), Adam, and Corey; son Lawrence and Julie Kimble of Roseville; grandchildren Ashley (Matthew Brown) and Andrew; and daughter Sharon Kimble (Kris Brodersen) of Minneapolis. She has a sister Carolyn Jean in Manning, South Carolina and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband Harold Kimble, and her three brothers Donald, Harry, and James (Bill).
Services will be held at the Kasson United Methodist Church, Thursday, December 13 at 11:00 am. Interment at Evergreen Cemetery in Mantorville and reception will follow the service. Memorials to Kasson United Methodist Church or Seasons Hospice, Rochester.