Jimmie Laverne Kimmell

January 7, 1921May 10, 2018

Jimmie “LaVerne” Kimmell, 97, of Garland, Texas passed away on the 10th of May 2018. She was born in the community known as Burnett, Oklahoma that is now Macomb. Her early school years were in St. Louis, OK and she finished high school at Capitol Hill in OKC, OK.

LaVerne worked for Douglas Aircraft in Oklahoma City during World War II. She installed electrical wiring and later was a riveter working on the C-47 Skytrain airplanes. Over the next 20 years or so after the war, mom worked as an insurance underwriter for the Hartford, Fireman’s Fund, and Travellers insurance companies. She later was hired as a civil service worker at Tinker Air Force Base where she retired in the seventies.

She was survived by daughter, Fern Docekal; son, Gary Jones and wife Linda; 13 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and, 5 great-great grandchildren at last count.

In her retirement years she liked to oil paint, give piano lessons, take long walks with her Chihuahua Angel, and research family history. Laverne had a real passion for genealogy and has spent countless hours of research on the family tree.

Family visitation will be held 4-7 pm Friday 18 May at the Bill Eisenhour Funeral Home 8805 NE 23rd St, Oklahoma City, OK 73141 (405) 769-3362

Graveside services will be at 10:00 am Saturday 19 May at Arlington Memory Gardens 3400 N Midwest Blvd, Oklahoma City, OK 73141 (405) 427-2453.

The family prefers donations to the American Cancer Society or the Alzheimer’s Association in lieu of flowers.


  • Visitation Friday, May 18, 2018
  • Graveside Service Saturday, May 19, 2018

Jimmie Laverne Kimmell

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Penny Schlunt

May 16, 2018

I know that David always talked about Aunt Laverne and how much she would dedicate herself in researching family history. I still have the booklet she put together for us. Laverne will be missed, but the memories live on. God has welcomed yet another angel.