MATTOON — Adeline Belle Maxedon Kimery of Mattoon, Illinois, peacefully departed this world to go to her heavenly home on March 14, 2019.
Funeral Services honoring her life will begin at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 17, 2019 at Schilling Funeral Home with Pastor Steve Hayes officiating. Burial will follow at Resthaven Memorial Gardens. Visitation for family and friends will be held from 12 p.m. until the time of the service on Sunday at the funeral home.
Adeline was born on May 13, 1920 to Reverend Alonzo and Ella Maxedon. Adeline was the third of six children. One sister remains, Adelaide Poe Wright, who also resides in Mattoon.
Known for her red hair, Adeline caught the eye of Harold L. Kimery when she was but 14 years old. They married on 5/21/1939. Harold passed away in 1998. Mr. and Mrs. Kimery were blessed with 5 children and 3 nieces, 9 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. Children: Stephen L Kimery, Linda Lee Kimery Storm, Joel Cleve Kimery (Verita), Paula Kimery, and Becky Kimery Coduto, (Angelo). Nieces: Lorice Kimery, Lorraine Kimery Ciardini, and Bonnie Kimery Lane (Bill). Adeline was preceded in death by Linda, Lorraine and Lorice. Grandchildren: Derek Storm, Joel Storm, John Kimery, Scott Kimery, Stephen Bushur, Heather Bushur Lindamood, Brian Coduto, Megan Coduto, and Jacob Kimery. Adeline was preceded in death by John Kimery, her grandson.
Adeline was a member of the First Christian Church of Mattoon and also the First General Baptist Church. Adeline’s ministries included teaching Sunday school, vacation Bible school, serving on the Board of the Salvation Army and many other endeavors.
Mrs. Kimery worked at General Electric prior to her and her husband moving to Indiana with the New York Central Railroad in 1969. They returned to Mattoon where Adeline continued to enjoy her crafts, crocheting and painting, which won her several awards. Adeline gifted an afghan or quilt to every grandchild. She played cards with her many friends over the years as well.
Memorial donations in her honor may be given to the First Christian Church of Mattoon or the Salvation Army. Online condolences may be expressed at www.schillingfuneralhome.net or Schilling Funeral Home’s Facebook page.