Katie Himel Kimble

December 13, 1928February 5, 2018
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Katie Himel Kimble passed away at her residence at the age of 89 on Monday, February 5, 2018. Beloved wife of the late Herbert B. Kimble, Sr. Daughter of the late Sidney J. Himel and Marie LeBlanc Himel. Loving mother of Herbert Kimble, Jr. (Danell), Henry Kimble (Deidre), Dianne Kimble and Paul Kimble (Marci). Sister of the late Edward E. Himel. Adoring grandmother of Christopher (Leslie), Jonathan (Sarah), Paige, Madison and Cooper. Caring great-grandmother of Abigail, Harrison, Ethan and Emma. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. After graduating from Redemptorist High School (Irish Channel), Katie met and married the love of her life. Together, they raised their growing family while sharing their time and talents at St. Alphonsus Elementary School and Redemptorist High School. For more than 40 years, the family has been members of St. Christopher Parish and Katie was a long-time member of the St. Christopher Altar Society. Katie always had a smile on her face and will be remembered fondly and sadly missed by all of her relatives and friends. A special thanks to Vital Link Home Health, Pulse Home Health and Hospice Compassus for all their caring support. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Funeral Mass at LAKE LAWN METAIRIE FUNERAL HOME, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd. (in Metairie Cemetery), on Monday, February 12, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. Interment will follow in Lake Lawn Park Mausoleum. Visitation will begin at 9:00 a.m.


  • Visitation Monday, February 12, 2018
  • Funeral Mass Monday, February 12, 2018

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Randy Spitzkeit

February 21, 2018

Dianne, Paul, Henry and Herby,
So sorry to hear about your mothers passing. She was a great person and will be missed. My thoughts and payers are with you at this time.

Diane Pilotte Freeman

February 18, 2018

Dear Dianne, Paul, Henry and Herby and family, When I think of your mom, I only think sweetness, love, smiles, generosity, best friend of my mom Gloria. I am so happy that your family moved next door. It was one of the happiest days of my mom's life. Their friendship was the sweetest relationship. I miss those days of chatting in my mom's kitchen for hours. Your family will always remain dear to my heart. Miss Katie, I love you!
Diane Pilotte Freeman

February 17, 2018

Dianne I'm so sorry to hear about your moms passing. In the short time I knew her she was always happy and always had a smile on her face. I know she will be missed by many and I know she is in Heaven with your dad watching over you.
Janet Wild

Betty Mckown

February 12, 2018

Dianne I am so Sadden and Sorry to hear the passing of Ms Katie but she can now Rest amount the Angels , She will be Dearly Missed ,I'm Glad I had the chance to meet her and spend time with her What A Beautiful Soul , My Prayers to You and Your Family

February 11, 2018

So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of sorrow. Marilyn Campeaux and Lorraine Campeaux Theobold

Kurt Gemelli

February 10, 2018

Paul you and family will be in our prayers, I could tell she was a great mother just by knowing how well you turn out in being a wonderful husband and a great father. Yes she done something right and God bless her soul.

The Gemelli family

Shirley Holtsclaw

February 9, 2018

So sorry for your loss prayers for you and your family.

February 9, 2018

Paul and Family, Words never seem to be enough at a time like this. Our thoughts and Prayers are with all of you. How truly Blessed all of you were to have such a Wonderful Mother, GrandMother, and Great GrandMother. Cherish all the Love and Faith you were able to share with her. She will always be there watching over all of you, and Her and Mr. Herbie are in Heaven reunited again.

Bobbie and Tony Noto

Mike & Darlene Aucoin

February 9, 2018

Dianne and family: We were so sorry to hear of the passing of your sweet Mom. Miss Katie was a dear neighbor and good friend to my own Mom. Please know that our prayers are with you all, for the Lord to comfort you during these difficult days, and beyond.

Greg Parr

February 9, 2018

Our thoughts and prayers are with Paul and the entire Kimble family.