Meadville Tribune

July 13, 2013

Pearl Irene Kimmy

Meadville Tribune

CAMBRIDGE SPRINGS — Pearl Irene Kimmy, age 83, a resident of 521 Beach Ave., Cambridge Springs, was called home by her loving Savior on Friday, July 12, 2013. She passed away at home with her loving children and grandchildren by her side.

Born on Jan. 23, 1930, in Clarence Center, N.Y., Pearl was a daughter of the late Forrest Brown and Helen Knapp Brown.

Pearl lived in Cambridge Springs for the past 50 years. She was a busy homemaker raising eight children.

She enjoyed crocheting, embroidering, baking and reading, but above all she loved reading her Bible, praying and writing inspirational letters to family and friends. She loved spending time with her grandchildren.

Pearl was a member of Brown Hill United Methodist Church since 1969. During this time she directed daily vacation Bible school, served as a Sunday school teacher, led Ladies Aide and was president of the United Methodist Women.

She will be missed by her children and their spouses which include Allison Lydic and her husband, Ladell, of Waterford, Forrest Kimmy and his wife, Rhonda, of Cambridge Springs, Kara Rollin and her husband, Dwayne, of Cambridge Springs, Kyle Jones and her husband, Patrick, of Waterford, Brownyn Kimmy of Cambridge Springs, and Barbra Bonino and her husband, Joseph, of Pittsburgh; 18 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Pearl was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence Denzil Kimmy, of 50 years, who died on May 18, 1996. Also preceding her in death were two beloved sons, Larry Kimmy and Gary Kimmy; a brother, Donald Brown; and two sisters, Rose Cummings and Millicent Parker.

Friends may call at Van Matre Family Funeral Home in Cambridge Springs on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and are invited to attend the funeral there on Wednesday at 11 a.m. The Rev. Brian Riddle will officiate.

Interment will be in Millers Station Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Brown Hill United Methodist Church or to the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation at

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