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Donna W. Kimball

Donna W. Kimball passed away at Bethany Manor of Horseheads, N.Y., on August 19, 2017, at the age of 86. Donna was born April 5, 1931 in Wellsboro, Penn., to the late Howard Mack Wilson and Emma Lucile Ferris Wilson.

Surviving are her six children, Kathy Kimball Pelmo of Highlands Ranch, Colo., Vicki Davis and husband Bill of Evergreen, Colo., Lori Smith and husband Tim of Dillsburg, Penn., Michael and wife Sheila of Stormville, N.Y., Blaine and wife Tracey of Harrisburg, Penn., and Mark and wife Kim of Little River, S.C., her 19 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Also surviving are two brothers, Howard (Bing) Wilson and wife Nancy and Gary Wilson and wife Elaine, a sister-in-law Betty Wilson, and a brother-in-law Raymond Kaminski. Donna was preceded in death by brothers Mark Wilson, Earl Wilson and his wife Nell, and sister Patricia Kaminski. Donna was also predeceased by her former husband of 42 years, Dyrel L. Kimball.

Donna was a long-standing member of the Horseheads United Methodist Church where she volunteered in many different capacities. Donna was also an active member of the United Methodist Women. She was a lively member of the local Red Hat Society. Donna spent five happy years living at Bailey Manor in Clinton, S.C., before moving back to Horseheads.

Donna enjoyed reading, playing Bridge, crocheting, knitting, and needlepoint. She maintained a witty sense of humor throughout her life, as well as a heart for helping others.

Donna will be buried at Middlebury Union Cemetery, alongside her parents, in Keeneyville, Penn. There will be a Celebration of Life at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Donna’s name to the United Methodist Women, c/o Horseheads United Methodist Church.

The family wishes to thank all the staff at Bailey Manor in Clinton, S.C., and Bethany Manor, Horseheads, N.Y.. A special thanks to the many friends from the Horseheads United Methodist Church who never forgot her, no matter where she lived, and continued to support her with cards, letters and personal visits.

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