OBITUARY: Ella Rea ‘Mike’ Kimball

Harvey County Now

HALSTEAD—Ella Rea “Mike” Kimball, 96, died, Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2023, at Paramount Healthcare, Newton.

She was born Aug. 20, 1927, at Powersville, Missouri, to Charles O. and Fannie J. (Reed) Thomas.

She was a member of Burrton Christian Church and the Halstead Senior Citizens Center.

She retired from the Halstead Nursing Center, where she worked in housekeeping and the laundry.

She is survived by her daughters; Barbara Reynolds and Sharon Clark, Newton, Debbie Kimball (Ron), Burrton, Terri Kimball, Hutchinson, Linda (Terry) Canniff, Palmer, Alaska; son, Doug (Jenny) Kimball, Burrton; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her sisters, Jouette Millage and Billie Jean Rains.

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 8, at Burrton Cemetery, with Pastor Sherman Sack officiating.

Memorials may be given to Burrton Christian Church, Halstead Senior Center or Good Shepherd Hospice in care of Kaufman Funeral Home, Halstead.

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