MEDICINE LODGE — Everett Millard Kimball, 89, died July 8, 2015, at his residence. He was born on Feb. 4, 1926, in Medicine Lodge, the son of Millard A. Kimball and Grace E. (Pearce) Kimball. On April 8, 1947, he married Josephine M. (Becker) Kimball in St. Leo. She preceded him in death on Jan. 28, 2011. Everett was a retired oil field worker. Everett was an avid fisherman and enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.
Mr. Kimball was a U.S. Navy Veteran of World War II. He was a dedicated member of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Medicine Lodge and a life member of the Knights of Columbus and the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Survivors include one son, Everett (Butch) M. Kimball Jr. of Kingman; three daughters Cecelia (Tom) Trantham of GreatBend, Marilyn (Gary) Shinliver of Wichita, and Kathy Jo Rathgeber of Alva, Okla.; 10 grandchildren, Trey Cimbal and wife Cindy and Trevor Kimball and fiance Rebecca, all of Wichita, Dennis Trantham and wife Rose, Michelle Barber and husband Willy and Timmy Trantham and wife April, all of Great Bend, Stanley Shinliver, Stacy Shinliver, Jessica Cranmer and husband Chris, all of Wichita, and Miranda Gilliland and Melissa Rathgeber, of Alva, Okla.; 15 great-grandchildren Anna Isern of Great Bend, Spec. 4 Tyler Trantham stationed in Kuwait, Travis Trantham of Dodge City, Elizabeth Barber and Brittnee Barber, of Great Bend, Savanna Selle and Skylar Trantham, of Great Bend, Keauna Caine, Addy Cranmer and Maddelyn Cranmer, of all Wichita, Kaylee Gilliland, Kylee Gilliland, Gracie Gilliland, Cambrie Gilliland and Presley Shramek, of Alva, Okla.; and
four great-great-grandchildren, Blaine Leon, Salena Isern, Keaston Isern and Morgan Isern of Great Bend. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; and a daughter-in-law, Patt Kimball.
Rosary will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Medicine Lodge, with Mass of Christian Burial to follow at 10 a.m. with Father Firmin Kyaw officiating. Burial will be at Highland Cemetery in Medicine Lodge, with military honors by the United States Navy Honor Guard. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday at Larrison Funeral Home, 120 E. Lincoln, Medicine Lodge. Memorials are suggested to the Holy Rosary Catholic Church in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be left at www.larrisonmortuary.com.
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, July 12, 2015*