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Jones KimmellJan. 7, 1921 - May 10, 2018 MIDWEST CITY Jimmie "LaVerne" Kimmell, 97, of Garland, TX, passed away on the 10th of May 2018. She was born in the community known as Burnett, OK that is now Macomb. Her early school years were in St. Louis, OK, and she finished high school at Capitol Hill in OKC. LaVerne worked for Douglas Aircraft in Oklahoma City during World War II. She installed electrical wiring and later, was a riveter working on the C-47 Skytrain airplanes. Over the next 20 years or so after the war, Mom worked as an insurance underwriter for the Hartford, Fireman's Fund, and Travelers insurance companies. She later was hired as a civil service worker at Tinker Air Force Base, where she retired in the '70s. She is survived by daughter, Fern Docekal; son, Gary Jones and wife Linda; 13 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren at last count. In her retirement years, she liked to oil paint, give piano lessons, take long walks with her Chihuahua, Angel, and research family history. Laverne had a real passion for genealogy and has spent countless hours of research on the family tree. Family visitation will be held 4-7 p.m. Friday, 18 May at the Bill Eisenhour Funeral Home, 8805 NE 23rd St., Oklahoma City, OK 73141, (405) 769-3362. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, 19 May at the Arlington Memory Gardens, 3400 N. Midwest Blvd. in Oklahoma City, OK 73141, (405) 427-2453. The family prefers donations to the or the in lieu of flowers.
Published in The Oklahoman on May 16, 2018
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