Geneva C. Kimmell

August 07, 1915 - May 06, 2009

Click here to sign the guest book


Geneva Christenia Kimmell, 93, of Fort Wayne and formerly of Kendallville died Wednesday, May 6, 2009, at 4:45 p.m. in The Towne House, Fort Wayne.

Miss Kimmell was a graduate of Ball State University. She was a teacher for 40 years, retiring in 1978. She taught second grade in Kendallville from February 1943, to May, 1978, with most of this being at North Side School.

She had moved to Kendallville in February, 1943, from Alexandria. In August, 1998, she moved to The Towne House in Fort Wayne.

She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Kendallville, where she was a member of the Church Circle. She was also a member and past president of Tri Kappa, Business and Professional Womens Club, Noble County Retired Teachers Association, Indiana Retired Teachers Association, National Retired Teachers Association, DAR, and a life member of National Educators Association.

She was born August 7, 1915, in Wolf Lake to Henry I. and Maude M. (Thomas) Kimmell.

Surviving is a great nephew, Col. Scott D. Kimmell of Carlisle, Pennsylvania.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Retta Geiger in 1996; a brother, Thomas H. Kimmell in 1984; a nephew, David Kimmell in 1982; and her beloved dog, Mitzi in 2008.

Funeral services will be Monday, May 11, 2009, at 11 a.m in the Young Family Funeral Home, Kendallville Chapel, 222 South State Street, Kendallville, with Rev. Stan Kessler of the First Presbyterian Church officiating. Burial will be in Wolf Lake Cemetery.

Calling will be from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Monday at the funeral home.

Preferred memorials are the First Presbyterian Church in Kendallville.

Condolences may be sent to the family at

Guest Book

Mary Lou Young
May 10th, 2009 2:10pm

Dear Family and Friends, I am unable to attend the services due to the ill health of my husband, Chuck. Geneva was a beloved cousin, and I always enjoyed our many times together. Love, Mary Lou Youn

Theingi Tin
May 8th, 2009 7:10pm
fort wayne

Dear Geneva, Thank you for being part of my family and looking after for me and my husband. I am going to miss you a lot but I know you will be with Bitsy(Missy) Love Theingi Tin