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Ires L. Kimmell

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“We are grateful to know that Ires will be resting close to our Uncle Frank Reese. She was a wonderful lady, and we only wish that they could have had...Read More »
1 of 8 | Posted by: Diana Armintrout Lloyd - Allegan, MI

“Ires enhanced our uncle Frank's life. She was a very special person. ”
2 of 8 | Posted by: Paula Trinoskey - Eureka, CA

“We were blessed to have Ires as our neighbor for many years. She made such wonderful Christmas cookies and was so generous to share them with us! May...Read More »
3 of 8 | Posted by: Joan and Tom Lyon

“So sorry to hear of Ires's passing. Our sympathy to all her family. ”
4 of 8 | Posted by: Bernie and Ruth Tobin

“Dear Horton Family, I got to know Ires when I worked at the Oceana County Council on Aging when she would sometimes come for lunch there. I...Read More »
5 of 8 | Posted by: Jeanne Blackmer

“Dear Horton family - To have known Ires these many years is to know how she loved and was loved by her family and friends. We share this time of...Read More »
6 of 8 | Posted by: Richard and Mary Sue Carnes

“Dear Kathy and family - how privileged I feel in having known Ires when I lived in New Era! When I would visit her at her home she would bring out...Read More »
7 of 8 | Posted by: Leida (Gustafson) Compton

“Ires always spread joy wherever she was. I will greatly miss her. May God comfort you during this difficult time. Praying for all of you. With...Read More »
8 of 8 | Posted by: Julie Shellhouse


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Ires L. Kimmell, age 95, of New Era, passed away Tuesday, May 9, 2017 in Muskegon, Michigan. She was born September 20, 1921 in Bloomingdale, Michigan to Edward and Lora (Kane) Smith. She married Ralph Horton in 1940. They operated the Village Market Grocery Store in Bloomingdale for eighteen years. He passed away in 1964. She married Forrest Kimmell in 1967. Mrs. Kimmell lived in Port Charlotte and Ocala, Florida for twenty-seven years before returning to Michigan. She enjoyed gardening and cooking for her family who loved her "frosting bread". Ires was always a "worker". She was a life member of the Order of the Eastern Star. Her husband, Forrest preceded her in death in 1979. She is survived by her son, Edward (Joann) Horton, daughter-in-law, Kathleen Horton; grandchildren, Tim (Melissa) Horton, E.J. (April) Horton, Jason (Kimberly) Horton, Rob (Cindy) Johnston, Jeremy (Annalisa) Horton, Dr. Zachary (Leslie) Horton, Todd (Diane) Bown and Sophia (Brian) Fase; seventeen great-grandchildren; and her sister, Virgie Tipton. Mrs. Kimmell was also preceded in death by her longtime companion, Frank Reese in 1999 and her son, Dr. Ralph Horton, Jr. in 2006. Graveside services will be held in Robinson Cemetery, Gobles, Michigan on Saturday, July 1 at 1 pm. Arrangements are by Harris Funeral Home in Shelby. You may leave a message for the family at www.harrisfhcares.com.

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