Wynona Leora Bissell Kimble was born May 17, 1926 in Hazard, Nebraska to Edwin and Ora Fieldgrove Bissell.
She lived at Hazard until the age of 7. The family then moved to Thedford, Nebraska. She went to high school in Thedford and graduated from Hyannis High School.
She met the love of her life, Dale Kimble and they were married November 23, 1944. She and her husband Dale had three children together, Bill, Jeanne, and Jack. Dale and Wy worked on ranches in the Hyannis area before buying the Carl Jackson ranch south of Gordon in May 1962.
Wynona was known for being a fabulous cook and was her happiest when there was a bunch of people around her table. She had a huge heart and her door was always open to anyone; because of that she was known as “grandma” by many. Although she loved to cook, can and garden, her greatest joy in life were her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Wynona passed away peacefully at home on the ranch on June 15, 2019. She was preceded in death by her husband Dale Kimble, her son Bill, 2 brothers, 2 sisters and 1 grandchild.
Survivors include Jeanne (Danny) Finney of Gordon, NE, Jack Kimble of Rushville, NE, Courtney (Wes) Dolezal of Rushville, NE, their children Dirk and Dacee, Mindy Kimble of St. Francis, KS and her children Harley (Nick) Witte and son Hank, Becca Powell and her son Monty Keyes, J.D., Kyler and Grace, Mandy Engler and children Terrance (Ashlie) Nelson and their children Bentley and Brody of North Platte, NE and her children Haillie and Lauren, Jay (Tina) Kimble of Bush, LA and their children Gavin, Gage, and Gabby, Melissa Snyder of Gordon, NE and her children Kayden, Logan and Brayden, Kristie (Robbie) Stumpff of Hemingford, NE and their children Jacobi and Jace and Devon (Cassie) Walker of Hyannis, NE.
Funeral Services will be held Thursday, June 20, 2019, 10:00 am at Chamberlain-Pier Funeral Home in Gordon, NE. Burial will be held at Hyannis Cemetery, 2:00 pm at Hyannis, NE.
A memorial has been established for the Hyannis Cemetery, and donations may be sent to Chamberlain-Pier Funeral Home, PO Box 366, Gordon, NE 69343.
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