The family suggests contributions be given to NorthCare Hospice—2800 Clay Edwards Dr.—K.C., MO 64116; or the Pilot Mound United Methodist Church.
Marian was born August 22, 1915 in Champion Township, NY to Harry Hiram and Nellie Eliza (Crain) Maxim.
She was a 1932 graduate of the Black River New York High School; later earning her teaching degree from the Cortland New York Normal School.
Marian married her first husband, Gaylord Fraser, in Black River; thus beginning Marion’s lifetime of world travels, while serving as a military spouse.
Marian and Gaylord were stationed in many areas, including: Governor’s Island, NY, and Manila, Philippines, where Gaylord was killed by Japanese forces, during World War II.
Marian married her second husband Charles L. Kimsey on January 23, 1943 in Yuma, AZ; together continuing a life of travel, while serving their country. They lived in many areas, including: Ft. Myers, FL, Frazer, IA, Munich, Germany, Fort Hood, TX, Indiana, Panama, and Illinois.
After retirement, they returned to settle in Pilot Mound, IA; and later in Platte City, MO. Marian loved to travel. She had a passion for the ocean and going on walks with Charles. She loved her family, and was a dedicated “supermom”.
Marian was preceded in death by: her parents; her first husband, Gaylord; her second husband Charles; and her son Charles “Tad” L. Kimsey, Jr.
She is survived by: 4 daughters Gayl Fraser of Phillipsburg, MT, Georgann Roller of Platte City, MO, Carol (Mike) Kenyon of S. Elgin, IL, and Kathleen (James, Jr.) Brown of Chicago, IL; 9 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; and 3 great, great grandchildren.
Arrangements By: Rollins Funeral Home—Platte City, MO—Ph. 816-858-2129.
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