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Mary Ann Kimball, age 86 of Sterling, passed away peacefully on Thursday, September 11, 2014 at Coventry Living Center in Sterling with her husband by her side.

Mary was born on December 7, 1927 in Sterling, the daughter of William and Minnie Poe of Sterling. She married Keith Kimball of Rock Falls on August 31, 1947 in the 4th Street Methodist Church in Sterling. Mary Ann was a lifelong member of that church. She enjoyed her antiques and playing cards with friends.

Survivors include her husband of 67 years, three daughters and two sons. Linda (Bill) Rajsky of Pekin, Ill., Danny (Patti) Kimball of Aurora, Julie (Mike) Howard of Frankfort, Mark Kimball of Sterling and Kathy (Harry) Sarles of Garland, Texas. She has six grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one brother, one sister and her parents.

Cremation rites have been accorded. A gathering of family and friends will be held on Monday, September 15, 2014 from 12:30-1:00 P.M. at the McDonald Funeral Home in Sterling (505 1st Avenue). Memorial service will follow at the funeral home at 1:00 P.M. with Reverend Wesley Dickson officiating. Arrangements have been completed with the McDonald Funeral Home & Crematory in Rock Falls.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a charity of choice.