Ka-Kim
Kin-Kz

Frederick Thomas Kafka
Frederick Thomas Kafka died last February. His sister, Anne Kafka, wrote the following: “I should like to inform you of the accidental death of my brother, which occurred on February 26 in the Canary Islands. While at a picnic with his family, and while fishing with his twin sons, Thomas and John, age 8, on a jetty, he was struck by a large wave which threw him against a rock, causing instantaneous death.” His wife, Virginia, and a daughter, Barbara, age 9, were also present.
Fred Kafka got his master’s degree from the University of Pittsburgh. Since 1947 he had been affiliated with Gulf Oil Corporation as a geophysicist. He had worked in the United States, Venezuela, North Africa, Sicily, Italy, and the Canary Islands. Gulf credited him several years ago with the discovery of the first oil well in Sicily. A few years ago Grace Goulder of the Cleveland Plain Dealer had a feature article about him in the Sunday magazine section, one of a series on Ohioans in Europe.
Kafka was born May 12, 1919, in Peoria, Illinois. He married Virginia Von Kogold on July 3, 1948. She survives him, as do three children; his mother, Mrs. Gertrude Kafka, a former resident of Oberlin; four sisters, Anne, ’40, and Felicia, ’45 of Brooklyn, New York; Mrs. Richard Whittington (Borghild, ’43) of Algiers; and Mrs. Charles Marks (Claribel, ’51) of Garrison, New York.
The Oberlin Alumni Magazine, Oberlin, Ohio, October 1961, p. 47.

Daniel G. Kasper
Services were held last Thursday at Fairchild Chapel for Daniel George Kasper, who died at his Washington, D.C., home on Aug. 4, apparently in his sleep. He was 31.
The Rev. H. Thomas Hershberger of Doylestown officiated. Burial was in Westwood Cemetery, Oberlin. Norton Funeral Home, Wellington, was in charge of arrangements.
Born in Minneapolis, Minn., Mr. Kasper was chief Unix Systems engineer for security at the Pentagon. He was a 1976 graduate of Oberlin High School, where he lettered in soccer for four years. He graduated from Kent State University and had been working in Washington for the past three years.
He was a member of the American Mathematical Association, the International Electric and Electronic Engineers computer society, the American Association of Computer Machinery, and the Armed Forces Commission [Communications] of [and] Electronics [Association].
He was recently elected to membership in Who’s Who in the Computer Industry.
Survivors include his parents, Hirschel and Judith Kasper of Oberlin; twin brother, Christian of Andover, Mass.; sister, Daivia Kasper of Norwalk; and grandparents, Mrs. Bertha Kasper of Providence, R.I., and Mrs. Loula Shumway of Doylestown.
He was preceded in death by another brother, Solomon, in 1982.
Memorial donations, if desired, may be made to the Oberlin College Library Daniel Kasper Book Fund.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Tuesday, August 14, 1990, p. 2.

Eleanor Kasper
Eleanor Kasper (nee Squires), 83, of Amherst, sister of Lois Hutchison of Oberlin, died Dec. 8 at Golden Acres Nursing Home in Amherst after a long illness.
Born in Oberlin, she grew up here and graduated from Oberlin High School in 1936. She had lived in Elyria for 30 years before moving to Amherst 12 years ago.
Mrs. Kasper worked at Spring Valley Elementary School in Elyria before working as a custodian at Elyria High School for more than 20 years. She retired in 1980.
She is survived by a son, Richard Laeszler of Amherst; two grandchildren; one great-grandchild; a brother, Robert Squires of Amherst; and another sister, Dorothy McVeigh of North Ridgeville.
She was preceded in death by a son, John R. Kasper, in 1996; and her parents, Clarence R. and Ethel M. (nee Hills) Squires.
Services were Dec. 11 at the Hempel Funeral Home, Amherst, with the Rev. Peter Kerlin, pastor of Old Stone United Methodist Church in Amherst, officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery in South Amherst.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Tuesday, December 14, 1999, p. 2.

Solomon Kasper, 18, dies in bicycle-truck collision
Funeral services were held Tuesday in Fairchild Chapel for Solomon Kasper. Rev. John Elder officiated. Burial was in Westwood Cemetery.
Solomon, 18, was killed Friday afternoon in a bicycle accident near Gambier, where he was about to begin his freshman year at Kenyon College.
He came down a steep hill on his bike and was turning onto Rt. 229 without stopping, according to Lt. Ken Wellendorf of the Ohio Highway Patrol; the intersection is in fairly open country with neither road heavily traveled. Apparently Solomon did not see a small pickup truck approaching on 229. They collided at the intersection.
Solomon is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Hirschel Kasper, 351 West College.
He was graduated from Oberlin High School in June, was instrumental in founding the OHS Computer Club, and wrote a computer game program called “Obie Plus” well known to Oberlin young people with access to computer terminals. He also helped establish the math Club and the Radio Club and participated in science affairs. This summer he had a classical music program on WOBC-FM radio called “More classics with Sol.”
In addition to his parents, he is survived by twin brothers, Christian, a student at Cornell University, and Daniel, at home; a sister, Daivia, a student at Purdue University; and grandparents Mrs. Bertha Kasper of Providence, Rhode Island and Mrs. Lu Shumway, Doylestown.
The family suggests that memorial contributions, if desired, be made to the Solomon Kasper Scholarship Fund at Oberlin High School.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, September 9, 1982, p. 2.

Edna Katholi
Edna Katholi, 93, former Oberlin resident, died June 17 at Palm Springs Health Center, Palm Springs, Calif.
Born in Manitoba, Canada, she had taught many years at Oberlin High School [where she had graduated in 1916]. She had lived in Palm Springs the past 20 years.
Her husband, Anton, preceded her in death in 1977.
Graveside services were June 21 at Westwood Cemetery with the Rev. Harry Sawdey officiating.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Tuesday, June 25, 1991, p. 2.
Edna Siemens Katholi, [OC ’20, died] June 17, 1991, in Palm Springs, Calif. Born May 3, 1898, in Gretna, Manitoba, she was a teacher of English and American history at many high schools in the Cleveland area and at Oberlin High School. Her husband, Anton; and her sister, Elinor Siemens Fulton ’25, preceded her in death.
Oberlin Alumni Magazine, Oberlin, Ohio, Fall 1991, p. 31.

Frances Keefe
There will be no funeral service nor visitation for Frances [Loring] C. (Carr) Keefe. Burial will be private at Oak Grove Cemetery, Bowling Green.
Mrs. Keefe, 89, of Bowling Green, died Monday (March 17, 2008) at The Kingston Residence in Perrysburg.
She graduated from [OHS in 1935 and from] Oberlin College in 1939. Both she and her husband supported numerous sporting and cultural activities at Bowling Green State University over the years.
Mrs. Keefe was born May 9, 1918 in Oberlin, to F. Easton and Edith (Jewett) Carr. She married Robert J. Keefe on Oct. 31, 1942, and he died in 2005.
She also was preceded in death by a sister, Elizabeth Bull [OHS ‘41].
Surviving are two daughters, Carolyn Keefe of Columbia, Ky., and Barbara Hall, Perrysburg; two grandchildren, Robert N. Hall of Rocky River, and Carey Speer, Perrysburg; and two great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio, 30000 River Road, Perrysburg, Ohio 43551 or a charity of the donor’s choice.
Dunn Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Sentinel-Tribune, Bowling Green, Ohio, Wednesday, March 19, 2008.

Karl Kenneth Keefer
Karl Kenneth Keefer, 87, of Wakeman, passed away Monday, November 5, 2012 at Hospice of NorthCentral Ohio in Ashland. He was born September 9, 1925 in Oberlin.
He attended Oberlin High School [class of 1943?] and served in the U.S. Army during WWII under General Patton as a rifleman. He worked many years for Construction firms Andy Johns & C.P. Gilgenbach, and as an Inspector for City of Elyria. He enjoyed playing the lottery, word puzzles, gardening canning and playing golf.
He is survived by his daughter, Kristine K. DeBevec of Oberlin; brother, Lewis M. Keefer of Hayesville, Ohio; sisters, Glenda G. (Dennis) Gilbert, Lila M. Westervelt and Loretta Y. Farmer, all of Ashland; and a host of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Anna Mae Keefer; father, Carl Keefer; step father, Charles Keel; brother, William H. Keefer; and sister, Barbara Denbow.
Visitation will be Thursday, November 8, 2012 from 10 A.M. until services at 11 A.M. at Cowling Funeral Home, with Rev. Mark Able officiating. A private family burial will be held at a later date in Camden Cemetery, with full military honors.
Online condolences may be made to www.cowlingfuneralhomeoh.com.
The Chronicle-Telegram, Elyria, Ohio, Wednesday, November 7, 2012.

William Raphael Miles Kellogg
William R. M. Kellogg died at the General Hospital of Seattle, Washington, October 14, 1908.
Dr. William R. M. Kellogg was born on a cotton plantation near Yazoo City, Mississippi, June 3, 1875. His mother belonged to one of the oldest and wealthiest families of the South while his father was a Northerner. Dr. Kellogg [graduated from OHS in 1891 and] was a student in Oberlin College in ’91-’93 and ’95-’96, but completed his work at Western Reserve University in ’98, and the medical course at Johns Hopkins in 1904. At the time of the Spanish-American war he was one of the first to enlist and it was while the military camp was stationed at Camp Thomas near Chattanooga, Tennessee, that he contracted the disease which resulted in his death. Dr. Kellogg was intensely interested in studying ways for the prevention of the spread of tuberculosis and at the time of his death was city bacteriologist, a specialist on tuberculosis and secretary of the Washington Association for the Prevention and the Relief of Tuberculosis, of which society he was the founder. Dr. Kellogg married Miss Lucy Kellogg, daughter of General Kellogg, who with one sister, Miss Charlotte Kellogg and two brothers, Rev. J. M. Kellogg and J. Blake Kellogg, survives him.
The Oberlin Alumni Magazine, Oberlin, Ohio, November 1908, pp. 85-86.

Funeral Was Sunday for C. M. Kelly
Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at the home for Charles Marvin Kelly, 38, Oberlin R.D. 1, who died at Allen Hospital last Thursday noon.
Mr. Kelly, a lineman for the municipal light and power plant, was taken to the hospital at 10:30 a.m. last Thursday when he collapsed as he was working with the village light plant crew on moving bleachers at the high school athletic field. He died less than two hours later apparently of a cerebral hemorrhage.
A lifelong resident of Oberlin and vicinity [and a member of the OHS class of 1928], Mr. Kelly was born here on June 22, 1909. He was employed by the Marion Reserve Power and Light before joining the force of the municipal plant when it began operation. He was a member of the I.O.O.F.
Surviving him are his wife, Elizabeth; a daughter, Betty Mae, 4; his mother, Mrs. Clyde Kelly and sister, Miss Mary E. Kelly, Amherst R.D.
Rev. Daniel Bodor of the Hungarian Reformed Church, Lorain, conducted the funeral services, and burial was in Evergreen Cemetery, South Amherst.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, June 12, 1947, p. 1.

Mae Luella Kelly
Mae Luella Kelly, 91, an Oberlin native and Oberlin College graduate, of Newport News, Va., died there Friday after a long illness.
Miss Kelly, an associate professor emeritus of physical education at the University of Missouri, was a resident of Columbia, Mo., from 1928 to 1982.
A 1909 graduate of Oberlin High School, she received a bachelor’s degree from Oberlin College in 1913, a master’s degree from Teachers College, Columbia University in 1928 and a certificate of physical therapy from Harvard University in 1922. She was a former member of First Church.
She is survived by great-nieces Mrs. Bette Mae K. Jirran of Newport News and Martha C. Kelly of Amherst.
Graveside services were held Wednesday at Maple Grove Cemetery, Vermilion, with Rev. John Elder officiating.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, September 15, 1983, p. 2.
Mae Luella Kelly died Sept. 9, 1983, in Newport News, Va., after a long illness. She moved to Virginia in 1982 from Missouri where she was associate professor emeritus of physical education at U. Missouri-Columbia. She retired in 1962 after 34 years of teaching.
She was born in Oberlin Feb. 17, 1892, and graduated from Oberlin High School [in 1909]. She later became director of the YWCA in Cincinnati, phys ed supervisor in the Cleveland public schools, director of phys ed at Moorhead Normal College in Minnesota and assistant professor at Iowa State College.
She [graduated from Oberlin College in 1913,] received the MS from Columbia in 1928 and a certificate of physical therapy from Harvard. She was a member of AAHPER, AAUP and was listed in Who’s Who of American Women and Who’s Who in the Midwest. In Oberlin she was a member of First Church.
The Oberlin Alumni Magazine, Oberlin, Ohio, Winter 1984, p. 69.

Mary Kelly
Mary Kelly, 78, of Baumhart Rd., Amherst, died at home Saturday after a short illness.
Born in Russia Twp., she had been an area resident all here life. She was graduated from [Oberlin High School in 1921 and from] Oberlin College in 1925 and received her master’s degree from Western Reserve University in 1944. She taught history at Elyria High School for 27 years and also taught four years at the Oberlin School of Commerce. She was a member of First Church.
She is survived by two nieces, Martha C. Kelly of Amherst and Bette Mae (Mrs. Raymond) Jirran of Newport News, Virginia; and an aunt, Mae Kelly, of Columbia, Missouri.
Funeral services were Tuesday morning at the Garland Funeral Home, Amherst, with Rev. John Elder officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery, South Amherst.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, September 10, 1981, p. 2.

Michael William Kelly
Michael William Kelly, 26, of Oberlin, died Jan. 23 at home after a long illness.
He was a 1990 graduate of Oberlin High School. While studying in the Oberlin school system, he received the Arnold-Jimison Award for 1985-86. In 1989, an essay won him an award to attend the Presidential Classroom for Young Americans in Washington, D.C. And in 1988, he was selected by the American Youth Foundation to attend a summer camp in Michigan.
He attended Ashland University for three years, studying journalism. Currently he was attending Lorain County Community College, where he was editor of the campus newspaper. At LCCC he received numerous journalism awards.
Survivors include his mother, Jean Kelly; a brother, Kevin Kelly of Elyria; sisters, Colleen Kelly and Patricia Kelly, both of Oberlin, and Susan Kelly of Midlothian, Texas; stepbrothers, Ken Huber of Yuma, Ariz., and William Kelly of Knob Naster, Mo.; and grandmother, Marie Barnard, of Oberlin.
He was preceded in death by his father, Michael Kelly, in 1980.
A private family burial service was held at Westwood Cemetery.
The Cowling Funeral Home handled arrangements.
The family suggests that memorial gifts be made in his name to the Scholarship Fund of the Society of Professional Journalists, LCCC Student Life Office, Elyria, OH.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Tuesday, January 28, 1997, p. 9.

Samuel Charles Kendeigh

S. Charles Kendeigh died Nov. 13, 1986, in Urbana, Ill., at age 81. Professor emeritus of zoology at U. Illinois in Champaign, his research focused on the life history of birds, the measurement of bird populations in relation to vegetation, and avian metabolic adjustments to different seasons and climates. He was the author of five laboratory and field manuals, two textbooks, and 83 scientific works. He was president of the Ecological Society of America and of the Wilson Ornithological Society and vice president of the American Ornithologists’ Union. He was also the founder of the Animal Behavior Society and co-founder of the Nature Conservancy of America and the Nature Preserves System of Illinois, and was a charter member of the Champaign County Audubon Society.
In 1951 the American Ornithologists’ Union conferred its Brewster Award on him for research on the temperature characteristics, metabolics, and energy resources of birds, and in 1978 he received the Eminent Ecologist Award from the Ecological Society of America for having “built a bridge linking the generations of ecologists.”
Born Dec. 18, 1904, in South Amherst, Ohio, the son of Milo C. Kendeigh ’83, he [graduated from OHS in 1922 and from Oberlin College in 1926. He] leaves his wife, the former Dorothy Sutton, two children, eight grandchildren, and a great-grandchildren.
The Oberlin Alumni Magazine, Oberlin, Ohio, Spring 1987, p. 42.
In Memoriam: Samuel Charles Kendeigh
Roger D. Applegate
Ornithology lost an eminent scientist with the passing of Dr. S. Charles Kendeigh, professor emeritus of zoology at the University of Illinois, at Urbana, Illinois, on 13 November 1986. Burial was in South Amherst, Ohio.
Dr. Kendeigh was born on 18 December 1904 at South Amherst, Ohio[, and graduated from OHS in 1922]. He attended Oberlin College, where he received B.A. (1926) and M.A. (1927) degrees, and the University of Illinois, where he received a doctorate (1930). He taught at Western Reserve University from 1930 to 1936, when he joined the faculty at the University of Illinois. From 1925 to 1939 he was a research associate for the Baldwin Bird Research Laboratory at Gates Mills, Ohio. He retired from the University of Illinois in 1973.
Dr. Kendeigh received the A.O.U. Brewster Award in 1951 and the Ecological Society of America’s Eminent Ecologist Award in 1978. He wrote the classic “Physiology of the Temperature of Birds” and edited Shelford’s “The Ecology of North America.” The most recent of Dr. Kendeigh’s 90+ publications (1979, Illinois Biol. Monogr. No. 50; 1982, Illinois Biol. Monogr. No. 52) were extensive summaries and analyses of 50 years of data from three Illinois natural areas. He was compiler from 1941 to 1973 of the Champaign Co., Illinois, Christmas Bird Count. His research interests included bird populations in relation to habitat, avian life histories, and physiological responses of birds to various seasonal and climatic regimes. He co-edited the book “Productivity, Population Dynamics, and Systematics of Granivorous Birds,” which was the proceedings of the First General Meeting of the Working Group on Granivorous Birds of the International Biological Program (1973, Warsaw, Polish Acad. Sci.). He cooperated with other international scientific efforts over the years.
Dr. Kendeigh was active in many professional and conservation organizations. He served as president of the Wilson Ornithological Society and the Ecological Society of America, and vice president of the A.O.U. He was co-founder and first chair of the Illinois Nature Preserves Commission and a co-founder of the Nature Conservancy and the Animal Behavior Society.
His deep concern for preservation of natural areas led him to action on a local level as a charter member, president, and board member of the Champaign County Audubon Society. He was instrumental in efforts to protect several significant natural areas in the Urbana area. For more than 25 years he served on the University of Illinois’s Committee on Natural Areas, which oversees lands entrusted to the University for ecological research. Just before his death he had become actively involved in efforts to restore a tract of native prairie in a city park in Urbana.
A lesser-known fact is that Dr. Kendeigh was a strong advocate of nature education. Through the Champaign County Audubon Society he supported establishment of a community nature center in Urbana. Like many others, I am forever indebted to him for providing some of my first experiences with birds. We were companions on numerous field trips and bird counts for nearly 20 years.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Dorothy E. Sutton Kendeigh; a son, Donald Charles Kendeigh; and a daughter, Katherine Jane Little. Also surviving are a sister, 8 grandchildren, and a great-grandchild.
Dr. Kendeigh left us all with a legacy of accomplishments, an attitude of productivity, and the dedication to complete the tasks he began for us. In 1985 the Champaign County Audubon Society established the S. Charles Kendeigh Ornithological Research Institute to honor his years of scientific excellence and to continue his research. We will all miss the sensitive and considerate man, as well as the competent scientist.
The Auk [Journal of the American Ornithologists’ Union], July 1987, v. 104, pp. 508-509.

Jean Ann Carpenter Kennedy
Feb. 6, 1938Sept. 16, 2004
Jean Ann Carpenter Kennedy of Erie, formerly of Boulder, died of natural causes Thursday, Sept. 16, 2004, in Boulder. She was 66.
She was born Feb. 6, 1938, in Oberlin, Ohio, to Walter C. Carpenter and Anna H. Dulin Carpenter. She married Gail Kennedy on Aug. 31, 1968, in Boulder.
Mrs. Kennedy was an elementary school teacher for 23 years in the Boulder Valley School District. She was honored as teacher of the year at Martin Park Elementary School in 1966.
She graduated in 1955 from Oberlin High School in Oberlin, Ohio. She attended Kent University in Kent Ohio for two years and finished her bachelor's degree in 1960 at the University of Colorado.
She lived in Boulder from 1959 to 1972 and in Boulder County from 1972 to 1998, when she moved to Erie.
She enjoyed genealogy, traveling, camping, hiking and other outdoor activities. She was a member of the Genealogy Society.
"She was a loving generous caring wife, sister, teacher and friend," the family said. "She enriched all of the lives she touched."
Survivors include her husband of Erie and a brother, James Carpenter of Estes Park.
A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Crist Mortuary Chapel, 3395 Penrose Place, Boulder. Internment will be at Estes Park Memorial Garden Cemetery.
Contribution may be made in her memory to Hospice at Home, 390 Grant St., Denver, CO 80203.
Daily Camera, Boulder, Col., September 19, 2004.

Miss Mary Kenney Dies; Member of Pioneer Family
Miss Mary Editha Kenney, 93, representative of one of the pioneer families of Lorain county, died at Allen Hospital Tuesday at 7:50 a. m.
The daughter of John Thomas Kenney and Olive Elizabeth Wadsworth Kenney, Miss Kenney was born in a log house near Brighton on Aug. 2, 1854. Her mother was an early student (1845-47) of Oberlin College, as were several other members of her family.
Miss Kenney’s parents with their eight children moved to Oberlin in the early sixties, and her father built the brick house at the southwest corner of W. College and Prospect Streets, which has since been her home.
Miss Kenney was [an 1873 graduate of OHS and was] the last surviving member of the Oberlin College class of 1875, of which she was for some years the secretary. During the year 1886-87 she was enrolled in the college art department.
Miss Kenney’s life was largely given to the care of her parents and an invalid sister. However, in 1879-80 she taught in Mr. Kline’s business college in Oberlin, and in 1907-08 was in charge of a boarding school for mountain girls in Blowing Rock, N.C. She later did private tutoring, and conducted classes in sewing and other crafts at the Centennial building.
Miss Kenney joined the First Church in January, 1869, and took an active part in church work. She was a member of the Oberlin Woman’s Club, for which she continued to prepare papers until she was well past 80. She also rode a bicycle up to her eightieth year.
Miss Susan F. Hinman, a friend of many years’ standing, said of Miss Kenney: “She was outstanding for acts of neighborly kindness; and few whose sphere of activity has been so limited by circumstances, have had so wide and varied a circle of friends.”
Funeral services will be held today (Thursday) at 3 p. m. at the Cowling-Sedgeman Funeral Home with Rev. Joseph F. King officiating. Burial will be in Camden Cemetery.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, June 10, 1948, p. 1.

Olive M. Kendeigh
Olive M. Kendeigh, 92, of Henrietta Township, died July 9 at Welcome Nursing Home after a long illness.
She was born in Lorain and lived most of her life in Henrietta. She graduated from Oberlin High School in 1911.
She was head cook at Allen Hospital for more than 20 years.
She is survived by a son, Allen, of Henrietta Township; daughters, Mrs. Daniel (Sybil) Knoble of Henrietta Township, Mrs. Willis (Marjorie) Wasem of Birmingham, and Mrs. Robert E. (Jane) Sheverton of San Diego, Calif.; a sister, Edna Bates of Elyria, 14 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.
Her husband, Earl S., died in 1954.
Services were Monday afternoon in the Hempel Funeral Home, Amherst, with burial in Evergreen Cemetery, South Amherst.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, July 17, 1986, p. 2.

Samuel Charles Kendeigh

S. Charles Kendeigh died Nov. 13, 1986, in Urbana, Ill., at age 81. Professor emeritus of zoology at U. Illinois in Champaign, his research focused on the life history of birds, the measurement of bird populations in relation to vegetation, and avian metabolic adjustments to different seasons and climates. He was the author of five laboratory and field manuals, two textbooks, and 83 scientific works. He was president of the Ecological Society of America and of the Wilson Ornithological Society and vice president of the American Ornithologists’ Union. He was also the founder of the Animal Behavior Society and co-founder of the Nature Conservancy of America and the Nature Preserves System of Illinois, and was a charter member of the Champaign County Audubon Society.
In 1951 the American Ornithologists’ Union conferred its Brewster Award on him for research on the temperature characteristics, metabolics, and energy resources of birds, and in 1978 he received the Eminent Ecologist Award from the Ecological Society of America for having “built a bridge linking the generations of ecologists.”
Born Dec. 18, 1904, in South Amherst, Ohio, the son of Milo C. Kendeigh ’83, he [graduated from OHS in 1922 and from Oberlin College in 1926. He] leaves his wife, the former Dorothy Sutton, two children, eight grandchildren, and a great-grandchildren.
The Oberlin Alumni Magazine, Oberlin, Ohio, Spring 1987, p. 42.
In Memoriam: Samuel Charles Kendeigh
Roger D. Applegate
Ornithology lost an eminent scientist with the passing of Dr. S. Charles Kendeigh, professor emeritus of zoology at the University of Illinois, at Urbana, Illinois, on 13 November 1986. Burial was in South Amherst, Ohio.
Dr. Kendeigh was born on 18 December 1904 at South Amherst, Ohio[, and graduated from OHS in 1922]. He attended Oberlin College, where he received B.A. (1926) and M.A. (1927) degrees, and the University of Illinois, where he received a doctorate (1930). He taught at Western Reserve University from 1930 to 1936, when he joined the faculty at the University of Illinois. From 1925 to 1939 he was a research associate for the Baldwin Bird Research Laboratory at Gates Mills, Ohio. He retired from the University of Illinois in 1973.
Dr. Kendeigh received the A.O.U. Brewster Award in 1951 and the Ecological Society of America’s Eminent Ecologist Award in 1978. He wrote the classic “Physiology of the Temperature of Birds” and edited Shelford’s “The Ecology of North America.” The most recent of Dr. Kendeigh’s 90+ publications (1979, Illinois Biol. Monogr. No. 50; 1982, Illinois Biol. Monogr. No. 52) were extensive summaries and analyses of 50 years of data from three Illinois natural areas. He was compiler from 1941 to 1973 of the Champaign Co., Illinois, Christmas Bird Count. His research interests included bird populations in relation to habitat, avian life histories, and physiological responses of birds to various seasonal and climatic regimes. He co-edited the book “Productivity, Population Dynamics, and Systematics of Granivorous Birds,” which was the proceedings of the First General Meeting of the Working Group on Granivorous Birds of the International Biological Program (1973, Warsaw, Polish Acad. Sci.). He cooperated with other international scientific efforts over the years.
Dr. Kendeigh was active in many professional and conservation organizations. He served as president of the Wilson Ornithological Society and the Ecological Society of America, and vice president of the A.O.U. He was co-founder and first chair of the Illinois Nature Preserves Commission and a co-founder of the Nature Conservancy and the Animal Behavior Society.
His deep concern for preservation of natural areas led him to action on a local level as a charter member, president, and board member of the Champaign County Audubon Society. He was instrumental in efforts to protect several significant natural areas in the Urbana area. For more than 25 years he served on the University of Illinois’s Committee on Natural Areas, which oversees lands entrusted to the University for ecological research. Just before his death he had become actively involved in efforts to restore a tract of native prairie in a city park in Urbana.
A lesser-known fact is that Dr. Kendeigh was a strong advocate of nature education. Through the Champaign County Audubon Society he supported establishment of a community nature center in Urbana. Like many others, I am forever indebted to him for providing some of my first experiences with birds. We were companions on numerous field trips and bird counts for nearly 20 years.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Dorothy E. Sutton Kendeigh; a son, Donald Charles Kendeigh; and a daughter, Katherine Jane Little. Also surviving are a sister, 8 grandchildren, and a great-grandchild.
Dr. Kendeigh left us all with a legacy of accomplishments, an attitude of productivity, and the dedication to complete the tasks he began for us. In 1985 the Champaign County Audubon Society established the S. Charles Kendeigh Ornithological Research Institute to honor his years of scientific excellence and to continue his research. We will all miss the sensitive and considerate man, as well as the competent scientist.
The Auk [Journal of the American Ornithologists’ Union], July 1987, v. 104, pp. 508-509.

Doris E. Kern
Doris E. Kern (King) (nee Sadlo), 74, went to be with the Lord on Aug. 24, 2002. [She was a 1946 graduate of Oberlin High School.]
Dear mother of Jacquelynn Crane (Ken) and Bonita Brown (Ed); grandmother of Kendra Stewart, Jocelyn Bullitt, Ed Brown Jr. and Dan Brown and great-grandmother of four. She is also survived by her sisters: Kathleen Parker, Anna Mae Sadlo, Rose Doherty and Barbara Yandek. A special Memorial Service will be held Thursday, Aug. 29, 2002, 7 p.m. at Strongsville Bible Fellowship, 19511 Progress Dr., Strongsville.
Memorial contributions may be made to Strongsville Bible Fellowship.
The Plain Dealer, Cleveland, Ohio, Monday, August 26, 2002.

Dorothy June Kern, 91, was college employee
Oberlin -- Dorothy June Kern, 91, of Oberlin, died Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2003, at Welcome Nursing Home, Oberlin.
She was born Jan. 27, 1912, in Oberlin and lived there all her life except for 10 years, 1969 to 1979, in Longmont, Colo.
She graduated from Oberlin High School in 1930 and attended Oberlin Business College.
Mrs. Kern was employed by Oberlin College Graphic Services for many years, and in Longmont also worked in a print shop as an assembler.
She was a member of First United Methodist Church, Oberlin, and the Pythian Sisters. She enjoyed camping, sewing, knitting and crocheting.
Survivors include her sons Robert E. Kern of Boulder, Colo., James L. Kern of Pittsburgh, Pa., and Thomas A. Kern of Lorain; daughters V. June Bailey of Oberlin and Barbara Habecker of Westlake; brother, John H. ''Scotty'' VanAusdale of Oberlin; and 15 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Earl Kern; parents, Scott and Sadie (nee Baxter) VanAusdale; brothers Theodore VanAusdale, Carl VanAusdale and K. Lloyd VanAusdale; sisters Gertrude Husted, Ruby May Hall and Opal Papworth.
Friends may call Sunday, 5 to 7 p.m., at Cowling Funeral Home, 228 S. Main St., Oberlin. Services will be Monday at 11 a.m. in First United Methodist Church, 45 S. Professor St. The Rev. O. French Ball, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in Westwood Cemetery, Oberlin.
The Morning Journal, Lorain, Ohio, Thursday, September 22, 2003.

Genevieve Kerr
Miss Genevieve Kerr, retired physical education teacher, died of heart trouble Jan. 20[, 1969,] at Tucson, Ariz. Miss Kerr [graduated from OHS in 1910 and from Oberlin College in 1914 and then] taught in Pittsburgh high schools from 1918 until her retirement in 1958. She leaves her sisters Mrs. Platt F. Downerd (Rose Kerr, ‘12k) of Tucson and Miss Dorothy Kerr of San Francisco.
The Oberlin Alumni Magazine, Oberlin, Ohio, May 1969, p. 38.

Mrs. J. Austin Kerr
A memorial service will be held in the meeting room of First Church at 10 a.m. on Tuesday for Janet Fraser MacLennan Kerr, 77, of Chevy Chase, Maryland, former Oberlin resident, who died on May 12 of complications following surgery.
Born in Oberlin on June 11, 1902, she grew up in Oberlin[, graduated from Oberlin High School in 1921,] and received the AB in 1926 and AM in 1928 from Oberlin College. Her parents were Simon Fraser MacLennan, professor of psychology, philosophy and comparative religion at Oberlin College, and Sarah Browne MacLennan, who taught 3rd grade in Oberlin for many years.
She married Dr. John Austin Kerr, a public health physician with the Rockefeller Foundation. His work on yellow fever and malaria took them to Brazil, Colombia, Sardinia, and India. In 1945-46 Mrs. Kerr lived in Oberlin while her husband was in Egypt. Since 1955 they had lived in Chevy Chase, Maryland.
She is survived by her husband; a son, John Austin Kerr Jr. of DeKalb, Illinois; daughter, Dr. Sarah Kerr Myers of Croton-on-Hudson, New York; sister, Sarah Browne MacLennan of Washington; nephew, Rev. Ronald Bruce MacLennan of Wichita, Kansas; and four grandchildren.
The family suggests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Oberlin College.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, May 22, 1980, p. 2.
Janet MacLennan Kerr died May 12, 1980, of complications following surgery. Born in Oberlin, June 11, 1902, she was the daughter of Simon Fraser MacLennan, professor of psychology, pedagogy, philosophy and comparative religion at Oberlin 1897-1933, and Sarah P. (Browne ’99, ’31 A.M.), who taught third grade in Oberlin for many years.
Mrs. Kerr left Oberlin after receiving the A.M. in 1928 to teach English literature and Biblical history at Milwaukee Downer College in Wisconsin. She married John A. Kerr, M.D., Feb. 20, 1932, in Fairchild Chapel. Dr. Kerr, now retired, was a public health physician with the Rockefeller Foundation. His pioneering work on yellow fever, malaria and other diseases led him and Mrs. Kerr to assignments in many remote and challenging parts of the world. They lived in Brazil from 1933 to 1938 and from 1940 to 1943, in Colombia from 1938 to 1940, in Sardinia from 1946 to 1947 and in India from 1951 to 1955. In 1945 and 1946 Mrs. Kerr lived in Oberlin While her husband was in Egypt where he achieved the eradication of the malaria mosquito.
In 1955 she moved to Chevy Chase when Dr. Kerr’s services were loaned by the Foundation to the Pan American Health Organization. After his retirement he joined the Agency for International Development and Mrs. Kerr and he capped their foreign travels with a 1965-66 tour of duty in the Philippines.
Mrs. Kerr was known for her quiet courage in battling her numerous medical problems. Chief among these was her successful struggle against polio which she contracted in Colombia in 1938. After being bedridden for some months, she learned to walk again and she never allowed her lingering partial paralysis to keep her from traveling extensively with her husband. She succumbed, finally, to liver failure following her second hip replacement.
In addition to her husband, Mrs. Kerr leaves son John A. Jr., daughter Sarah Kerr Myers ’61, sister Sarah B. MacLennan ’25, ’26 A.M., a nephew and four grandchildren. Her brother, Ronald ’28, assistant professor of zoology at Oberlin 1940-44, is deceased.
The Oberlin Alumni Magazine, Oberlin, Ohio, Summer 1980, p. 62.

Ralph Kessler
Ralph Kessler, former Oberlin resident, died Sunday morning at The Elms Home in Wellington where he had been a patient since early summer. He was 59.
Mr. Kessler, born in Cleveland on Nov. 20, 1909, was graduated from Oberlin High School [in 1937] before serving in the U.S. Army in World War II from 1942-45. He had been employed for many years as a security guard for businesses in Cleveland and Minneapolis. His father Maurice Kessler was professor of violin and ensemble at Oberlin College from 1916 until his retirement in 1954.
Surviving Mr. Kessler are his sister, Mrs. Helen “Fleurette” Hannon of Wellington, with whom he had lived for the past two years; two daughters, Denise West and Michelle Kessler; and three nephews.
There were no services; the body was donated to Case Western Reserve Medical Center.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, November 2, 1978, p. 10.

Leslie Ketch, Avid gardener
Leslie [Frank] Ketch (Tkach), 79, of Oberlin died Tuesday [March 12, 1996,] in the emergency room of EMH Regional Medical Center, apparently suffering a heart attack.
Born in Moosejaw, Saskatchewan, Canada, [and a 1936 graduate of OHS,] he had lived in Elyria before moving to Oberlin 44 years ago.
He was a millwright/supervisor for the Stevens-Paiton Corp., Lorain, and a member of the Millwright Union Local 1871 of Cleveland, retiring in 1981.
A 44-year member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Oberlin, he belonged to the Knights of Columbus Council 774 of Elyria for 55 years.
During World War II he served in the Army in the Pacific Theater and during the Occupation of Japan.
He was a member of the American Association of Retired Persons Chapter 395 of Oberlin and enjoyed gardening.
Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Bernadine (nee Obringer); daughters, Elizabeth Ketch of Gainesville, Fla., Mary Jane Schumacher of Sheboygan, Wis., Gertrude Jarven of Oberlin and Rose Fulton of Toledo; a son, James of Racine, Wis.; three grandchildren; sisters Lillian Rousseau of Brighton and Lucy Cox of Phoenix, Ariz.; and a brother, Thomas Tkach of Wakeman.
He was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Kara Schumacher in 1996; parents Nicol and Lily Tkach; sister Annie Tkach; and brothers Joseph and Frank Tkach.
Friends may call fro 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday in the Bauer-Laubenthal-Wainwright Funeral Home, Chestnut Ridge and Route 57, Elyria. Services will be at 9:30 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home, followed by 10 a.m. Mass at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Oberlin. The Rev. Robert Bonnell and the Rev. William Padavick, pastor, will concelebrate.
Burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery, Elyria, where the Thomas Mihalis Post 1079 of the VFW, Elyria, will conduct full military honors.
Memorials may be made to Rainbows for all God’s Children Inc., 749 Gulf Road, Elyria 44935; or the Make-A-Wish-Foundation.
The Chronicle-Telegram, Elyria, Ohio, Thursday, March 14, 1996, p. D2.

George L. W. Kilbon
Rev. George L. W. Kilbon of Ashland, S. D., died on Sunday in a hospital at Redfield, S. D., from typhoid fever. He was a graduate of Oberlin [High School in 1894 and of Oberlin College], class of ’99, and was the pastor of the Congregational church at Ashland.
The Oberlin News, Oberlin, Ohio, Wednesday, March 22, 1911, p. 5.
George L. W. Kilbon
George L. W. Kilbon died of pleuro pneumonia at Redfield Hospital, Redfield, South Dakota, Sunday evening March 19, 1911.
Rev. George L[indley] W[ilcox] Kilbon was born at Natal, South Africa, October 26, 1875, where his father was serving as missionary among the Zulus. At the age of ten he was brought to the United States and [after graduating from OHS] in 1894 entered the preparatory department at Oberlin. After completing this work he entered Oberlin College and was graduated with the class of 1899. At the end of his college work he left for South Africa and arrived there at the time of the Boer War. Here he rendered distinguished services. At the close of the war he returned to the States and to Oberlin and completed the work in the Theological Seminary in 1904. He at once began work as a preacher, first at Letcher and Loomis, South Dakota. There he remained until the call came to go to Ashton. Here he met with great success. Funeral services were held at his late residence at Ashton and the body was taken to Springfield, Massachusetts for burial.
The Oberlin Alumni Magazine, Oberlin, Ohio, May 1911, p. 286.


Marshall Edwards Kilbon

Marshall E. Kilbon was born at Inanda, South Africa, October 2, 1874, and died June 19, 1905, in Worcester, Mass. He took his preparatory work in the High School [class of 1893] and Academy at Oberlin, and was graduated with the [Oberlin College] class of 1900. In 1902 he was a graduate student at Oberlin in English and History, and at Commencement received the degree of A.M. Mr. Kilbon took a course in 1903 in the Massachusetts Agricultural College at Amherst in the expectation that out of door work would benefit his health. His hopes were not realized and in a state of extreme melancholia, he took his own life.
The Oberlin Alumni Magazine, Oberlin, Ohio, Commencement [July] 1905, p. 329.

Helen Lorilla (Ford) Kilgore
Helen Ford Kilgore died May 23, 1984, in Orlando, Fla. She was born in Stedman, N.Y., June 15, 1902, but moved to Oberlin in 1911 [and graduated from OHS in 1921]. Her parents, Jesse and Clara Ford, owned Hopefield Farm, a dairy farm that supplied milk to the college dorms.
A 1926 graduate of the Oberlin Kindergarten Training School, for almost 30 years she taught kindergarten in the Westmoreland Congregational Church school in Chevy Chase while teaching in the Baltimore public school system. She leaves son Daniel ’56, daughter Kathleen, three grandchildren, and a brother, Jared. Her husband Lowell ’23 died in 1978.
The Oberlin Alumni Magazine, Oberlin, Ohio, Spring 1985, pp. 72-73.

William Kilgore Dies at 90; Taught Physics in District
William Arlow Kilgore, 90, a retired physics teacher who had served on the faculties of Central High School and D.C. Teachers College, died May 22 at Suburban Hospital after a stroke. He lived in Rockville.
He taught at Central High from 1933 to 1942, when he joined the faculty of Wilson Normal School, which became D.C. Teachers College. He retired from there in 1970. In addition to being a physics professor, he had served for a time as the college’s science department chairman.
Dr. Kilgore, who moved to the Washington area in 1933, was a [1921 graduate of Oberlin High School and a] graduate of Oberlin College in his native Ohio. He received master’s and doctoral degrees in physics from Columbia University.
He was a 50-year member of the Chevy Chase Presbyterian Church, where he had been an elder, church school superintendent and Christian education committee chairman.
His wife, Marguerite, died in June 1993. Survivors include a daughter, Elizabeth Keller of Rockville; and a grandson.
The Washington Post, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, May 24, 1994, p. C9.

Gertrude E. Kilpatrick
Gertrude E. Kilpatrick (nee Hobbs), 73, a former resident of Oberlin, died Oct. 2 at Springbrook Manor in Grand Rapids, Mich., after a long illness with cancer.
She graduated from Oberlin High School in 1937 and while in Oberlin was a member of East Oberlin Community Church.
Mrs. Kilpatrick was an accomplished seamstress and taught sewing in a 4-H program for several years. She also made custom bridal gowns and provided alterations services for the Discovery Shop benefiting the American Cancer Society.
She is survived by her sons and their wives, Jay and Arda Kilpatrick of Kentwood, Mich., Guy and Iris Kilpatrick of San Diego, Calif., and daughter-in-law Ann Kilpatrick of Grand Rapids; four grandchildren; her brother and sisters and their spouses, Glenn and Lillian Hobbs, Dorothy and Bob Bures, and Mary Jean and Bill Joy, all of Oberlin.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jesse “Pat”; her daughter, Glenna Frederick; and parents, Glenn Hobbs in 1968 and Emily Hobbs in 1971.
Services were Oct. 7 in Grand Rapids, with interment at Rosedale Memorial Park there.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or to the Easter Seal Society of Michigan.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, October 12, 1993, p. 2.

Richard Arthur Kimball, Architect, 97
Richard Arthur Kimball, an architect and former director of the American Academy in Rome, died on March 20 at his home in Salisbury, Conn. He was 97.
Mr. Kimball designed a number of private homes in Long Island, Westchester County and Fairfield County in Connecticut, as well as in Georgia and Florida. His work also included buildings for colleges and universities, including Yale University and Oberlin College [Hale Gymnasium for Women 1939]. He served as director of the American Academy in Rome, a center for study and advanced research in the arts and humanities, from 1960 to 1965.
Mr. Kimball was a graduate [of Oberlin High School in 1917 and] of Yale. During World War II, he was deputy director of the Facilities Bureau of the War Production Board in Washington. He was a fellow of the American Institute of Architects.
He is survived by two sons, Richard A. Kimball Jr. of Millbrook, N.Y., and Geoffrey D. Kimball of New York City; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
The New York Times, Monday, March 31, 1997, p. B5.

Mrs. Ellen Ruth Kimmel
Oberlin—Mrs. Ellen Ruth Wyttenbach Kimmel of 261 North Professor street passed away at the Wessel Rest Home at 5 a.m. today following an illness of 18 years.
Born in Henrietta she came to Oberlin in 1922 [but was a 1914 graduate of OHS]. She was a graduate of Baldwin-Wallace College, class of 1918. She taught school in many places in Ohio among them Henrietta and Ridgeville schools, also in New Mexico. She was a member of the Methodist church, the O. E. S. and the American Legion auxiliary.
She is survived by her husband, Leo; one daughter, Carole Anne of Cleveland; one sister, Mrs. Lydia Bates of Kirkwood, Mo.; one brother, Ted, of Columbus and her mother, Anna Wyttenbach.
The body is at the Cowling-Sedgeman Funeral Home where friends may call. Arrangements are incomplete at this time.
Kimmel Services
Oberlin—Funeral services for Ellen Ruth Wyttenbach Kimmel of 261 North Professor street will be held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday from the Cowling-Sedgeman Funeral Home.
Mrs. Kimmel, who had been ill for the past 18 years, was born on August 10, 1898 in Henrietta.
The Chronicle-Telegram, Elyria, Ohio, Monday & Tuesday, March 12 & 13, 1951, p. 2.

Mrs. Leo Kimmel
Mabel Wade (Mrs. Leo) Kimmel, who was co-owner of the former Wade’s Hardware[, a 1913 graduate of Oberlin High School,] and a 1917 alumna of Oberlin College, died at Tressie’s Rest Home on July 22 after a six-month illness. She was 76 years old.
Mrs. Kimmel assisted her brother, Benjamin O. Wade of 241 Forest, at the hardware store, which was established at 81 S. Main by their father shortly after the turn of the century. The store originally included a wagon shop; it closed in 1961 and the building was razed in 1967.
Mrs. Kimmel was born here on May 15, 1896.
She is survived by her brother, two sisters, Mrs. Samuel (Frankell) White, 217 E. College, and Mrs. Philip (Helen) Ebel, Cleveland, and three step-children.
Services were held at Cowling Funeral Home and burial followed at Westwood Cemetery.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, August 10, 1972, p. 4.

Robert Amos Kimmey Sr.
Robert Amos Kimmey Sr., 74, of Stone Mountain, Ga., former Oberlin resident, died Dec. 16 at DeKalb Medical Center in Georgia after a long illness.
Born in Cambridge, Ohio, [and a 1944 graduate of OHS,] he retired 13 years ago after serving for 30 years as superintendent of Crown Filtration of Cleveland and Oberlin Water Treatment.
He also taught water treatment and chemistry at EHVOE Vocational School in Milan.
Mr. Kimmey was a Navy veteran.
He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed playing card games and spending time with his family.
He is survived by his wife, Wilda (nee Rucker); six sons, Robert Jr. of Antioch, Calif., Dale A. of San Diego, Calif., Greg of Lorain, Dennis L. of Decatur, Ga., Michael L., of Stone Mountain, Ga., and William L. of Riverdale, Ga.; three daughters, Sheila A. of Oberlin, Debra L. Spencer of Lorain, and Gloria Ervin of Elyria; 18 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; a brother, Richard Kimmey of Riverview, Mich.; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William A. and Esther Kimmey; and a brother, James.
Memorial services were held Dec. 20 in the chapel of the A.S. Turner and Sons Funeral Home, Decatur, Ga.
Memorial gifts may be made to FODAC, Friends of Disabled Adults and Children.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Tuesday, December 26, 2000, p. 5.

Sheila Kimmey, 52, enjoyed cooking
Oberlin -- Sheila Ann Kimmey, 52, of Oberlin, died Thursday, March 8, 2001, at the Cleveland Clinic Hospital after a brief illness.
She was born Nov. 29, 1948, in Oberlin. She graduated from Oberlin High School in 1968 and Kentucky State University in 1978 [with a major in home economics].
She worked at Dean's, Oberlin, as a cashier, and at the Oberlin Early Childhood Center and for Ford Motor Co. in the Avon Lake plant.
She was a member of Christ Temple Church, Oberlin. She enjoyed cooking, games and puzzles[, and spending time with family and friends]. In college, she majored in home economics. She also was a member of Zaba Fi Beta [Sigma Phi Beta] Society.
Survivors include sisters Terri Woods and Gloria Ervin, both of Elyria, and Debbie Spencer of Lorain; brothers Greg of Lorain, Bobby of Antioch, Dennis of Decatur, Ga., Dale of San Diego and Michael of Stone Mountain, Ga.; and many nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles. She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert Kimmey and Eddie Griffin.
Friends may call Wednesday noon until time of service at 1 p.m. at Christ Temple Church of Oberlin. Elder Laurence Nevels, pastor, will officiate.
Carter Funeral Home, Elyria, is handling arrangements.
[Services were March 14 at Christ Temple Church with Elder Laurence Nevels, pastor, officiating.]
The Morning Journal, Lorain, Ohio, Monday, March 12, 2001 [Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Tuesday, March 20, 2001]

Mrs. Jessie Kimpton Dies in Elyria Home
Mrs. Jessie Paige Kimpton, 75, died yesterday at 8:45 a. m. at the Elyria Methodist Home after a year of failing health.
Born in Oberlin May 8, 1882, Mrs. Kimpton had been a life-long resident here (and a 1902 graduate of Oberlin High School) until she moved to the Methodist Home four years ago. She and her husband, A. R. Kimpton, operated a jewelry store in Oberlin for many years. He died in 1944.
Mrs. Kimpton taught in the Oberlin public schools before her marriage and afterwards bringing voice in public schools in the area. She was a member of First Methodist Church and taught in its church school for over 40 years; and a member of Pansy Chapter, Order of Eastern Star.
She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Robert McGlenn of Bay Village, and three grandchildren. Another daughter, Marion, died in 1946.
Friends will be received tonight and tomorrow from 7 to 9 p. m. at the Cowling-Stang Funeral Home. Eastern Star services will be held there Friday at 8 p. m.
Rev. William K. Hogg, pastor of First Methodist Church, and Rev. Stanley Smith, superintendent of the Methodist Home, will conduct the service Saturday at 1 p. m. at the funeral home. Interment will be in Westwood Cemetery.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, January 9, 1958, p. 3A.

Ka-Kim
Kin-Kz