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Rose Ellen Kimmel, 87, of Fort Wayne, passed away August 30, 2017 at Heritage of Fort Wayne. She was born April 23, 1930 in Ligonier, IN to the late Benjamin and Dorathea (Nowels) Conrad. She worked as a homemaker and enjoyed taking care of her family. She also enjoyed decorating and gardening. Surviving are her children, Robert M. (Diane) Kimmel of Columbia City and Cynthia (Greg) Henwood of Brighton, MI; grandchildren, Nathan and Brock Henwood, and Tyler and Ashley Kimmel; and great grandchildren, Mason and Raegan Henwood. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Gwan D. Kimmel in 2011. There will be no public services. The family will gather for a graveside service. Preferred memorials may be made to Waynedale United Methodist Church or Visiting Nurse.