Wanda L. Kimler – Jacksonville, Illinois, formerly of Independence

Wanda L. Kimler, 91 years old, of Jacksonville, Illinois, formerly of Independence, Iowa, died on Sunday, August 16, 2020, at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, Illinois. She was born on August 12, 1929, in Burlington, Iowa, the daughter of Cecil Clifford and Edith Marie (Oertel) Yager. She graduated from high school in Burlington and then from Iowa Wesleyan College in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, with a degree in education. She taught elementary education in the Mt. Pleasant area after graduation. On October 21, 1951, she and Albert Lester Kimler were married in Burlington. He preceded her in death on November 16, 1994. After his death, Mrs. Kimler moved to Jacksonville in 1998 to be near her family. She enjoyed helping to care for her grandchildren and attending their various activities. She was a member of Faith Lutheran Church in Jacksonville. She sang in the church choir and also with the Jacksonville Symphony Society Vocal Chorale.
Mrs. Kimler is survived by her son, Greg (Terri) Kimler of Jacksonville, 3 grandsons, and 2 great granddaughters. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents.
Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, August 21, 2020 at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Independence, Iowa. White Funeral Home of Independence is in charge of arrangements. On line condolences may be left at www.White-MtHope.com.