KIMBEL, Della Lee Shuman of Plant City, FL went home to be with her Lord and Savior on March 18, 2021. The fifth of ten children, she was born December 22, 1928. Her parents were pioneer strawberry farmers in the Springhead area. Lee attended Springhead Elementary School, and graduated with honors from Plant City High School in 1947. In that year she was crowned "Miss Plant City." During her working years, she served as executive secretary for Tampa Electric where she retired, and also served as secretary for The East Hillsborough Law Enforcement Association. She was an active member of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Plant City, and enjoyed serving on a voluntary basis as church secretary. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Kenneth Kimbel, Jr.; daughter, Lynn Kimbel Palmer; parents, Foy and Keturah Shuman; and siblings, Charles G. Shuman, R.W. Shuman, F.A. Shuman, Jr., Raleigh Shuman and Louise Simmons. She is survived by sons, John K. Kimbel III (Kelly), and Mark Lee Kimbel (Susie); six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; siblings, Elyse Harvill, Bettye Holly, Ruth Brown, and Devon Shuman; plus many nieces, nephews, family and friends. A private family service will be held at Springhead Cemetery, Lakeland. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to charities that were important to her daughter Lynn,The AdventHealth Diabetes Institute www.adventhealthdiabetesinstitute.com
and/or the Joslin Diabetes Center at www.joslin.org
. Expressions of condolence at HopewellFuneral.com
Published by Tampa Bay Times on Mar. 23, 2021.