H. Jean Kimmel, age 94 of Hastings, passed away on August 9, 2016 at Magnum Care in Hastings. She was born in Hastings, April 5, 1922 the second of six daughters born to Donna May Welton and Edward Leo Harrington. Graduated from Hastings High School Class of 1939 with honors. Married Harold Kimmel on March 15, 1947. He preceded her in death on September 17, 1996.


She was employed by Frandsen/Parmalee Dry Goods Store, Michigan Bell Telephone Co., Hastings City Bank, Pennock Hospital, retiring from the Viking Corporation as Assistant Treasurer 1985, after 25 years.


She was a life long member of Emmanuel Episcopal Church and active as choir member, Sunday school teacher, member of the Altar Guild, Emmanuel Guild, Treasurer of Memorial Fund and served on the Vestry. She was active as Campfire Leader, Den Mother for Cub Scouts, member of "Hi-Nooners" Club and Barry County Humane Society and also HHS Alumni Board Member.


She is survived by her son, Jeffrey (Judy) Kimmel of Daytona Beach Shores, FL; daughter, Sally (Michael) Topoll of Hastings, MI, three grandsons, Scott (Lori) Kimmel, Michael Jr. (Kelly) Topoll, Timothy (Ann) Topoll, granddaughter, Rachelle Love, four great-grandsons and seven great granddaughters, three sisters; Joyce Cruttenden Phelan, Patricia Leckrone, Sue Babcock, sister-in-law, Marian Waltman and several nieces and nephews.


Preceding her in death were her husband, parents, and two sisters; Ethel Jane Sanborn and Priscilla Phelan.


Memorial to Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 315 W. Center, Hastings, MI or Barry County Humane Society, P.O. Box 386, Hastings, MI.


Funeral services will be held on Monday, August 15, 2016 at 11:00 am at the Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 315 W. Center St., Hastings. Family and Friends will gather one hour prior to the funeral service for visitation from 10:00 am until 11:00 am, also at the church. A Committal Service will follow the funeral at North Chapel Mausoleum, Mt. Ever-Rest Memorial Park, Kalamazoo, MI.


Arrangements by Girrbach Funeral Home in Hastings. Visit us at to sign the guestbook or leave condolences.









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