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Kimple Furniture doors to close; funeral service to continue

Linda and Richard Kimple prepare to retire and close the doors on a long-time Ellinwood tradition, a furniture store on Main Street. The funeral services portion of the business will remain open and is now owned by Ryan Minnis.

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A tradition in Ellinwood, Kimple Furniture will close its doors one final time later this year when Richard and Linda Kimple retire.
The funeral service portion has been sold to Ryan Minnis, effective Sept. 1, who will continue to operate that business.
For the couple, the time has come to slow down a bit. Richard and Linda have actively run the Main Street business for 40 years.
“Kimple’s has had a presence on Main Street in Ellinwood for over 70 years, and the decision has not been easy,” said Richard. “Our retirement sale and liquidation of our home furnishings ...


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