Date of Death: 25 Aug 1922
Subject: Malinda Jane (Graham) Kimberlin
Source:The DeKalb County Herald, 31 Aug 1922
Malinda Jane Kimberlin was born February 5, 1835 in Keytesville, Charitor [sic] county, Missouri, departed this life August 26, 1922 in Helena, at the home of her daughter, at the age of 87 years, 6 months and 21 days. She was a daughter of Alexander and Elizabeth Graham. At 9 years of age the family moved to Andrew county, Missouri. On July 3, 1856 she was married to Jacob Kimberlin and to this union were born eight children, one son and four daughters till survive. Mrs. G. B. Christian of Los Angeles, California; Mrs. J. W. Yates of Brunswick, Missouri; Mrs. J. M. Watson of St. Joseph, Missouri; Mrs. Tena Mahar of Helena, Missouri; John of St. Joseph, also two sisters, Mrs. Will Ellingsworth of Lakeside, Washington and Mrs. Sarah Kearby of Savannah, Missouri. She professed faith in her Christ 48 years ago and united with Bethel Baptist church and remained steadfast until death.
Written in memory of one I love Who has left this world, for the home above Her battles are over, her trials are past, With Christ in heaven she is safe at last. This home below will know her no more She has exchanged for the home of the golden shore The home of the soul, where the saints never die Where they shout God's praises forever on high. Yes Grandma has left us and gone on before We hope to meet her on heaven's bright shore, The home of the saved, the place of the blest Our loved one has entered her eternal rest. Oh beautiful home, where they sorrow no more Oh beautiful place on the evergreen shore, Oh beautiful land far beyond the sea, Where she is waiting for you and me.
By F. R. Mahar