John Kimes, age 79, of Warsaw, Indiana passed away Saturday, September 15, 2018 in Vibra Hospital, Fort Wayne at 12:50 PM.He was born July 26, 1939 in Warsaw, IN to M. John and Ruby (Jones) Kimes.
He was a lifetime Kosciusko County resident. John was united in marriage to Eilene Leckrone on June 1, 1963 in Silver Lake, IN. He was formerly employed by RR Donnelly of Warsaw and retired with 42 years of service as a Photography Retoucher Technician. He was a former member of the Claypool Lions Club, RR Donnelly Club, a 4-H leader for 12 years and a longtime 4-H member, the Steer Inn and Lantern Coffee Clubs, Kosciusko Coon Hunters Club and the Claypool Conservation Club. Most notably, he was a former Fire Chief and Volunteer for the Claypool Fire Department for 30 years. In addition to his social affiliations, he was an avid hunter, bowler and golfer.
Survivors include his wife Eilene of Warsaw, children Ramona Kimes of Claypool, Norma (spouse Stephen) Kimes Bauer of Mentone, and Douglas Kimes of Warsaw, sister Jane (spouse George) Scott of Fort Wayne, grandchildren Ryan (Kendra) Kimes, Carissa Kimes, Megan Bauer, Delilah Kimes, Michael, Matthew and Eric Bauer and six great-grandchildren.
Visitation hours are scheduled from 4:00 to 8:00 PM Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, Warsaw. His Funeral Service is scheduled for 10:00 AM Thursday, September 20, 2018 at the Funeral Chapel. Pastors Butch Troke and Charlie Trout will officiate the service with interment in Graceland Cemetery, Claypool.
Memorial contributions may be made to:
Claypool Lions Club
201 W. Calhoun St.
Claypool, IN 46510