Thursday, September 15, 2011

BLOOMINGTON — Lorna Dee Kimmel, 59, of Bloomington, died at 9:07 a.m. Monday (Sept. 5, 2011) at her home after a valiant two-year battle with cancer.
Her funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Carmody-Flynn Williamsburg Funeral Home, Bloomington, with the Rev. Roger Pryor officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Memorial Cemetery, Bloomington. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the Humane Society of Central Illinois, the Community Cancer Center or Muscular Dystrophy Association.
Lorna was born May 21, 1952, in Fairbury, the daughter of Dale and Ounita L. Tayler Kimmel.
She is survived by her mother, Ounita Kimmel, Bloomington; a brother, Kevin (Deb) Kimmel, New York; a sister, Rita (Ted) Dunn, Chatsworth; two nieces, Kari Kimmel, Bloomington, and Jessica Niemann, Chatsworth; a nephew, Jon (Amy) Cabbage, Forrest; and her much-loved handicapped Pekinese, Cuddles.
She was preceded in death by her father; two brothers, Jim Kimmel and Rick Walle; a nephew, Kyle Kimmel; and a niece, Laura Bales.
Lorna graduated from Chatsworth High School and immediately was employed at State Farm Corporate, where she has worked for 41 years, making many lifelong friends whom she called family.
She was especially close to those in the Dinky Dozen Motorcycle Club.

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