Burton Kimball

Born: Thu., Mar. 21, 1935
Died: Sat., Apr. 20, 2019


Visitation

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Fri., Apr. 26, 2019
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Fri., Apr. 26, 2019
Location: William D. Elkin Funeral Home


Funeral Service

2:00 PM Sat., Apr. 27, 2019
Location: William D. Elkin Funeral Home


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Beloved Husband, Dad, Grandpa
Burton Jay Kimball, age 84, of Wattsburg,
went to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday
April 20, 2019. He was born at home,
on March 21, 1935 in Wattsburg, Pa., the son of the late
Myron Jay and Evah Ruth (Thornton) Kimball.
Burton graduated Wattsburg High School and
later served in the United States Army as a tank
commander. He was formerly employed by Sears &
Roebuck, manufactured and sold maple syrup for 37
years, and owned and operated Kimball’s Hardware
in Wattsburg for over 20 years. Burton was an active
member of the First Baptist Church in North East,
where he served as a Sunday School teacher, usher,
and church deacon. He was a member of the NRA,
Northwestern Pennsylvania Maple Syrup Association,
and formerly served as the Pennsylvania Maple
Syrup Council Director and the PA delegate to the
International Maple Syrup Institute. Burton enjoyed
spending time with family, hunting, and was an avid
Cleveland Indians fan.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and sister,
Freda Ceranowicz.
Burton is survived by his wife of 63 years, Ruby
(Wilkinson) Kimball, whom he married on July 6, 1956;
son, Ben Jay Kimball of Wattsburg; daughter, Lesa
Ann Kimball of North East; granddaughter, Jill Marie
Kimball of Georgia; sister, Wilda Resinger of Harborcreek;
and many nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the William D. Elkin Funeral
Home, 65 South Lake Street, North East, on Friday
from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m., and are invited to attend
a funeral service on Saturday at 2 p.m. at the funeral
home. Officiating the service is Rev. Robert Klecan.
Interment, with Full Military Honors, will be held at
Lowville Cemetery. Memorials may be made to First
Baptist Church 43 South Lake Street, North East, PA
16428. 

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