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Phrania “Fran” Kimball passed away peacefully Dec. 20, 2018, at the age of 89.
She was born Jan. 25, 1929, in Willoughby, where she resided her whole life.
Her home and front porch on Wood Street was the gathering place for family and friends. Fran was happiest catering to her family. She was a wonderful cook, loved baking apple pies, a true pioneer in health and alternative medicine, and enjoyed the beauty of dogwood trees, angels and prayer.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Lawrence Kimball; brothers, Ernie, Tony, Phil; and sisters, Josephine, Helen and Theresa.
Survivors are her children, Keith (Doris Tomko) Kimball, Patsy (Bill) Hoose and Steve (Lee) Kimball; grandchildren, Todd (Kerry) Kimball, Billy (Amy) Hoose, Katie Kimball, Jennifer (Mark) Wagner, Amanda Kimball, Alexandra (Daniel) Page, Brittany (Mitch) Weisbarth and Tyler Kimball; and great-grandchildren, Leah, Aidan, Abbey, Will, Anna, Ben, Cian, River, Quinn, Emma, Leela.
A memorial Mass will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019, at Immaculate Conception Church, 37940 Euclid Ave. Willoughby. The family will receive friends and family after the Mass in Saint Joseph’s Hall at Immaculate Conception to celebrate her life.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Fran’s favorite charity, woundedwarriorproject.org.
Arrangements are entrusted to McMahon-Coyne-Vitantonio Funeral Homes in Willoughby and Mentor.
To leave condolences for the family, or participate in the Memorial Tree Program, visit www.MCVfuneralhomes.com.
I can still see Mrs. Kimball sitting on her front porch on Wood Street - she always had a beautiful smile on her face as she called out a pleasant greeting! Hugs, prayers, and comfort to all of you. Love, The Parsh Family
Jennifer - Friday January 04, 2019 via Condolence Message
We were so sorry to hear of Franny’s passing...she was the beloved matriarch of the Kimball family! I am sure she is leaving a big hole in your clan, but God is getting another beautiful angel! If we can be of help in any way, please let us know! Big hugs to everyone!
Colleen Miracle - Monday December 31, 2018 via Condolence Message
just looking on FB and saw this news. I am so very sorry. I know she left so many memories for all of you.
God Bless your family.
Sunday December 30, 2018 via Condolence Message
Great Lady, loved her spirit, my prayers go out to her family and friends.