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Josephine M. Kimball 1928 - 2011
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MEDICINE LODGE — Josephine M. Kimball, 83, died Jan. 28 at her home in Medicine Lodge. She was born Jan. 15, 1928, in St. Leo, Kingman County, the daughter of Phillip and Elizabeth (Bayer) Becker. On April 8, 1947, she married Everett Kimball in St. Leo. He survives.

She was a member of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medicine Lodge, and Daughters of Isabella.

Other survivors include daughters Cecelia Trantham and husband Tom, Great Bend, and Marilyn Shinliver and husband Gary, Wichita; a son, Everett Kimball Jr. and wife Patt, Nashville, Kan.; daughter Kathy Rathgeber and friend Randy, Alva, Okla.; two brothers, Alfred Becker and Jerome Becker; two sisters, Betty Ricke and Joan Becker; 10 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, four brothers and one sister.

Vigil service will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medicine Lodge. Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the church with the Rev. Cosmas Nwosuh officiating. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery, Medicine Lodge. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday at Larrison Funeral Home, Medicine Lodge. Memorials may be sent to St. Francis Hospital, Cerebral Palsy Foundation, or American Diabetes Association, in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be left at

Funeral arrangements provided by

Larrison Funeral Home*

120 E. Lincoln

Medicine Lodge, KS 67104

(620) 886-5641

Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Jan. 30, 2011