Edna Mildred “Meg” Kimble, 93, of Upper Tract passed away April 9, 2022, at her home, with her daughter, Denise, at her side.
She was born Sept. 12, 1928, at Upper Tract and was the daughter of the late Eston McKinley Kile and Lucinda Edith Kimble Kile.
Always known for her impeccable appearance, that included her red curled hair and her painted nails, she held several jobs in the Upper Tract area during her long and healthy life. Most notably, she will always be remembered for the 35 years that she spent working at Kile’s Grocery in Upper Tract. The youngsters at that time remember her for her tremendous generosity giving them candy and a pop when they would stop in.
Mrs. Kimble would never let anyone stop by and visit without feeding them, and sometimes, it wasn’t past her to tell you “you look like you have put on a little weight!”
She was a very kind and generous lady who took pride in both her appearance and that of her home. She was always wanting to be outside pulling weeds, weed eating and planting flowers. Her “special nephew” and neighbor, Brad Kile, was a tremendous help to her with her yard or grass or anything that she may need assistance with, her daughter-in-law, Donna Kimble, would stop and check on her every morning and evening, and her neighbor, Sam Kimble, also helped her and checked in on her regularly.
She had a sweet tooth, and her favorite treat was glazed doughnuts. No trip to Harrisonburg, Virginia, was complete without a drive through Sam’s Hot Dog Stand for hot dogs and a sweet tea from McDonald’s.
She was a faithful member of Christ Central Community Church in Upper Tract. She was always so tickled at all the happy birthday wishes she would get each year around her birthday. She was a wonderful and proud Christian woman who will be deeply missed by her family, friends and many people of Upper Tract and Pendleton County.
Her husband, Ison B. Kimble, preceded her in death on Feb. 15, 1994.
Surviving are a daughter, Denise Kopp (husband, Donnie) of Franklin; a daughter-in-law, Donna Kimble of Upper Tract (fiancé, John Michael of White Hall); a stepson, Benny Kimble of Maryland; a brother, Reginald Kile (Inga) of Franklin; two granddaughters, Miranda Councill (husband, Mark) of New Market, Virginia, and Kourtni Bryan (husband, Junior) of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; three great-grandchildren, Madison, Marleigh and Mya Councill; and a great-granddog, Molly.
She was also predeceased by her beloved son, Dennis Kimble on Oct. 26, 2016; brothers, Harlan Kile, Herald Kile, Bunis Kile and Keith Kile; and sisters, Kathleen Simmons, Evelyn Kesner, Maxine Mowery and Shirley R. Kile.
The family will receive friends from 6 – 8 p.m. today at Kimble Funeral Home in Franklin, where a funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday with Pastor Sam Harper officiating. Interment will be at Cherry Hill Cemetery in Upper Tract.
The family would like to thank the Pendleton County EMS for their quick response and professionalism on Saturday night.
Memorials may be made to Pendleton County Rescue Squad, PO Box 727, Franklin, WV 26807.
Online condolences and memories may be shared at www.kimblefuneralhome.com.
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