Donald Kimery (80) of Neoga


Published on January 23 2014 9:33 am

Donald R. Kimery, 80, of Neoga, Illinois passed away at 1:50 A.M. Thursday, January  23, 2014, in the St. Anthony Memorial Hospital of Effingham, IL.
He was born September  12, 1933 in Neoga, Illinois, the son of James and Mabel M. (McNunn) Kimery. Don was a member of the United Pentecostal Church of Neoga, and he graduated from the Neoga, High School.  He was a former Machinist for the Columbia Machine Company of Mattoon, he served in United States Army during the Korean War.  Don married Lucille "Zella" Browder, August 5, 1967, in Benton, Illinois and "Zella"  passed away July  18, 2006.
Don leaves one son, Kevin D. Kimery and granddaughter, Kasey of Pearl, MS; one daughter, Gloria A. Kimery of Effingham, IL; six step-children, H. Wayne Modglin and wife Debbie of Neoga, IL, Wesley Modglin and Rich Green of Farmington Hill, MI, Hal Modglin of  Pollock, LA, Mary Ellen Giles and husband Ron of Evansville, IN, Caroline Seay of Bellingham, WA and Barbara Arnold and husband Encoh of Champaign, IL;  nephew , James Kimery and wife Marilyn of Mattoon, IL; fourteen grandchildren, sixteen great grandchildren, three step grandchildren and three step great grandchildren.
Don was preceded in death by his parents, wife "Zella" Kimery; one daughter, Kathy Kimery and one brother, James Kimery.
Memorials may be made to the United Pentecostal Church of Neoga, or to the Donor's Choice.
Funeral Services will be held at 1:30 P.M. Sunday, January 26, 2014, in the Swengel-O'Dell Funeral Home of Neoga, with the Rev. H. B. Senter of Neoga, Officiating. Visitation will be held  from 11:00 A.M., Sunday, until service time at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Neoga Memorial Cemetery of Neoga, with Military Services conducted by the V.F.W. Post # 4325 of Mattoon, Illinois.
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