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Mary Von (Kimbro) Rikli

December 1, 2023

Mary Rikli Obituary

Mary Von (Kimbro) Rikli, 93, of Hillsboro, died at 10:32 pm, Friday, Dec. 1, 2023, at Montgomery Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Taylor Springs.  Visitation will be held Saturday, December 23, 2023, from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., at the Hillsboro Presbyterian Church.  Funeral services will follow at 2:00 p.m. at the church.  Rev. Matt Ferguson will officiate.  Burial will be in Donnellson Cemetery in Donnellson, IL

          Mrs. Rikli was born in rural Hillsboro, the daughter of George Frederick and Mary Ann (Elmore) Kimbro.  She attended Holmes rural grade school and graduated from Hillsboro Community High School in 1948.  After graduation, Mrs. Rikli worked at the Springfield State Capital, Springfield, and Montgomery County National Bank in Hillsboro.

          On September 4, 1952, she married Robert Rikli from Highland at Waveland Presbyterian Church, rural Hillsboro.  Mr. Rikli died in October, 2012.

          She was a member of the Hillsboro Presbyterian Church, former Sunday School teacher, Girl Scout leader, and member of Farm Bureau Women. 

          Survivors are daughters Patricia (Marty) Niehaus, Hillsboro; Carol (Mike) Ellsworth, Pocahontas, and Susan Rikli; grandchildren Karla (Pasquale) Italiano, Renee (Josh) Gulledge, Robin (Peter) Kim, Clayton (Kristi) Ellsworth, Nathan (Claire) Ellsworth, and Valerie (Kale) Barmes.  Great-grandchildren Louisa Italiano, Levi Gulledge, Cora Ellsworth, Thomas Kim, Clara Italiano, Gloria Italiano, Selah Gulledge, Daniel Kim, Casey Ellsworth, Verity Ellsworth, Gracelyn Gulledge, Charlotte Barmes, Moriah Gulledge, Cassidy Ellsworth, Anna Kim, Ansel Ellsworth, Marshall Barmes, and Conan Ellsworth. Also, nieces and nephews, which she loved very much.

          She was preceded in death by parents, George and Mary Kimbro, siblings, Euris Kimbro, Dorothy Elam, Lila Austin, and Clinton Kimbro. 

          Memorials may be made to Hillsboro Presbyterian Church. Services will be live streamed at the link

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December 23, 2023

12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Hillsboro Presbyterian Church
506 South Main Street
Hillsboro, IL 62049

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Funeral Service
December 23, 2023

2:00 PM
Hillsboro Presbyterian Church
506 South Main Street
Hillsboro, IL 62049

Video is available for this event


Donnellson Cemetery
Donnellson, IL 62019


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