Barbara Kimzey

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Barbara Kimzey


Barbara J. Kimzey, 81, of Indianola and formerly of New Virginia, died unexpectedly Thursday, June 12, 2014 at her residence.

Barbara was born May 27, 1933 in Indianola to Paul and Lucille (nee Nine) Hilton. She moved to New Virginia as a child and graduated from New Virginia Condolidated High School in 1951. On Nov. 3, 1951, she married Albert H. "Jake" Kimzey.

Barbara was a longtime nurse's and teacher's aide for the Interstate 35 Community School District at the New Virginia center. She then became the secretary of the New Virginia-Medora United Methodist Parish before her retirement. She operated Barb's Antiques in New Virginia. Barb and Jake were fixtures at an untold number of auctions in central Iowa for many years, supplying their antique business.

Survivors include 3 children - Tala Lehmer of Clive, Renee Kimzey of Indianola and Mark (Linda) Kimzey of Mt. Pleasant; 1 sister - Billie Lou Davidson of Indianola; 1 brother - Steven (Christine) Hilton of Indianola; 1 sister-in-law - Sandra Hilton of Osceola; 1 brother -n-law, Jerry (Norma) Kimzey of Phoenix, AZ; 4 grandchildren, 2 step grandsons and 3 great grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, a brother - Jerry Hilton and 1 granddaughter.

Services will be 10:30 AM Tue., June 17 at the New Virginia United Methodist Church with the Rev. Keith Putney officiating. Burial will be in the New Virginia Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-8 PM Monday at the Overton Funeral Home, 501 W. Ashland in Indianola. Memorials may be directed to the New Virginia United Methodist Church. Online condolences may be sent to


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Published in Des Moines Register on June 15, 2014
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