Mary Katherine "Katie" Kimbler, 79, of Shelbyville

Mary Katherine “Katie” Kimbler, 79, of Shelbyville, passed away Saturday, June 17, 2023, at Morristown Manor in Morristown.

She was born September 20, 1943, in Shelby County, the daughter of William Krise and Bessie (French) Wells.

Katie is survived by her daughter, Kelley Johnson Hiner and husband, Robert of Indianapolis; brother, Larry Krise and wife, Janet, of Shelbyville; sisters, Nyla Johnson and Sheila McKenney and husband, Mike, both of Shelbyville; grandson, Calvin Scott Meranda; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, George Wells; and sister, Meredith Woodall.

Katie was an avid reader.

She enjoyed baking, cooking and was a very talented crafter.

Inurment will be at 1 p.m. Friday, June 23, 2023, at Miller Cemetery.

Services have been entrusted to Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, 819 S. Harrison St. in Shelbyville.

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