Kimball, Mary

Mary Lou Kimball

Mary Lou Kimball, 91, died Saturday, July 31, 2021 at Knox County Nursing Home, Knoxville, IL where she had been a resident since the end of March.

Mary Louella Becker was born in Plattsmouth, Nebraska on July 1, 1930 to Earl and Wilma (Rainey) Becker.    She married John Kimball in Plattsmouth on July 4, 1951.    They spent 34 happy years living in Omaha, NE; St Joseph, MO; Galesburg, IL and Osage Beach, MO.   John preceded her in death on November 19, 1985.

Left to cherish her memory are daughters Kristie (Phil) Kneebone, Lake St Louis, MO, and Konnie Connour, Galesburg, IL; son Kim Kimball, New York City, NY; granddaughters Sarah Kneebone, St Louis, MO, Sabrina (Kevin) Wilson, St Peters, MO, Emily (Steve) Lundin, Dekalb, IL, and Alison (Chad) Feiock, Knoxville, TN; grandson John Connour, Galesburg, IL ; greatgrandchildren Adam Kneebone, Mariana and Miles Lundin, Isabelle and Owen Wilson, Luella and Everett Feiock, Stella Connour; close friend Earnie Lamb. Son-in-law, Ralph Connour preceded her in death in 2012.

She attended First United Methodist Church in Galesburg, IL.

Cremation rites have been accorded.  No services are planned at this time.   On-line condolences and/or expressions of sympathy may be sent through

“Miss me when I’m gone but don’t feel sad when I die”

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