November 15, 2013

Mona Lee Kime


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WABASH — Mona Lee Kime, 75, Wabash, passed away at 3:18 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013, at Autumn Ridge Healthcare Center, Wabash.

She was born Sept. 22, 1938, in Kentland, to Richard and Ethel (Smith) Hutchinson.

Mona was a 1956 graduate of A.J. Kent High School, in Kentland. She received her bachelor’s degree in 1960 and her master’s degree in 1964 from Ball State University in Muncie.

She married John E. Kime in Kentland, on Aug. 4, 1962. She was a music teacher, first at Chili and Mexico Elementary Schools in Miami County for 10 1/2 years, then at Southwood Elementary School in Wabash County for 33 years, retiring in September of 2010. She was a member of the Indiana State and Wabash County Teachers Association, serving as secretary, and was the director of Circle the State with Song for several years. She enjoyed watching college basketball and football, doing yard work and working word search puzzles.

She is survived by her husband, John E. Kime of Wabash; two children, Debra (Andrew) Venezia of Marion, and Kenneth (Carla) Kime of Wabash; five grandchildren, Britany Kime Noland of Madison, Joshua Kime of Wabash, Roman Venezia of Marion, Michael (Ernessa) Venezia of Gallup, N.M., and Andria Venezia of Chicago; two great-granddaughters, Cheyenne and Caydence Kime, both of Wabash; brother, Robert (Patty) Hutchinson of Kentland; and two sisters-in-law, Pat Hutchinson of Kentland, and Marjorie Hutchinson of Muncie.

She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, Floyd and Ralph Hutchinson, and two half-brothers, Charles and Bernard Hutchinson.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash, with David Phillips officiating. Entombment will be in Chapel of Remembrance Mausoleum in Memorial Lawns Cemetery, Wabash.

Friends may call 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Preferred memorial is Wabash County Cancer Society or Wabash Friends Church.

The memorial guest book for Mona may be signed at