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Sue Anne Kimball May

June 10, 1949May 14, 2020

Sue passed away May 14, 2020 at Mercy Hospital in Des Moines due to complications from Covid19. She was born June 10, 1949 to Jack (Lester) Kimball and Marie L. Morss Kimball. She grew up in the Valley Junction Area of Des Moines, enjoying WDM Girls softball, and ice skating among many other outdoor activities. Sue attended Frisbee Elementary School, Merrill Middle, and was a graduate of Tech High School. Sue worked for Ross Daniels Inc. as a Machinist for over 20 years and was a part of the Machinists Union. She also worked for over 10 years at OfficeMax as a retail worker and Signage Supervisor.

Sue was baptized at West Des Moines Christian Church, and enjoyed attending church with her mother and daughter. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, especially watching their sports and school presentations. Sue always led with faith and a positive attitude. At her passing she was a resident at Bishop Drumm Nursing Home in Johnston. Sue will be missed by many additional family members, life long friends and neighbors past and present.

Sue is survived by her brother, Paul Kimball and sister-in-law, Linda Kimball; daughter Michelle (Kevin) Greethurst; grandchildren, Garrett, Kilee and Allison; cousin, Camille Seaton; and honorary son and neighbor, Gary Meier. Sue was preceded in death by her parents, and brother, Gary Kimball.

Due to Covid19 restrictions friends and family will gather at a later date to celebrate her life. Family will hold a private viewing and buriel will be at Rose Hill in Mt. Ayr Iowa. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Jude Childrens hospitals.


  • A Celebration of Life service will be held at a later date.


Sue Anne Kimball May

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Marc Daniels

May 27, 2020

So sorry to hear about your loss. I remember Sue during my tenure as Sales Manager at Ross Daniels, Inc. I was Richard Daniels son. I found this group picture dating back from May 1990. May her memory be a blessing.

Mary Avaux

May 17, 2020

Sue was a kind, nice lady that teased me and Betty her roommate at Bishop Drum. We adopted Sue as one of our sisters, now our heart is saddened. RIP Sue

Dianne Stebbins

May 16, 2020

For every smile Sue brought into our Hearts
Every wise word of encouragement she shared
Every time she was there for us
Makes us even more grateful for the gift of Sue's friendship in our lifes ... whether neighbor and friend / family and extended family / little sister / Mom / Grandma !

Look UP ... I have this feeling there's one more star up in the sky now! And even though it's far away, its brightness and warmth still reaches YOU here to make the night a little less dark.
With sympathy and prayers, Dianne (Woolley) Stebbins

Ronald Franck

May 15, 2020

I'm so sorry to hear of Sue's passing. I first met Sue and her brother, Gary in 1967 when I attended tech school in West Des Moines. I and a group of others formed a tight knit group of friendship and support for one another while attending school and so far away from home. I'll always have fond memories of our youthful time spent together as an extended family of sorts. I'm glad I got to know Sue during those two short years I spent in Des Moines. Those memories our little group made together have stayed with me all these years and will continue to be with me the remainder of my days. She will be missed but never forgotten.

Daryl Newell

May 15, 2020

Sue was a life long friend since 1966. She was like the crazy little sister that everyone looked out for and loved. She was always a lot of fun. She was a GREAT FRIEND and a better person. SHE WILL BE MISSED !!!


Susie (Curley) Thompson-Borchert

May 15, 2020

Sue was ALWAYS a bundle Of FUN! Sweetest Lady that would give you the shirt off of her back. She is well and dancing again. My condolences to her Family and Friends! She will be missed!


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