Francis Ilene Kimbrel, daughter of the late William Kimbrel and Marguerite Howell Kimbrel, was born on Dec. 15, 1924, at Essex and died in the Southeast Missouri Hospital at Cape Girardeau on March 7, 2003, at the age of 78. Miss Kimbrel was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Dexter and a resident of Dexter. Survivors include one brother, William Junior Kimbrel of Seneca; three sisters, Wilma Willene Clark of Dexter, Barbara Della Payne of Wappapello, and Shirley Ann Statler of Festus. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by one sister, Kathryn Montgomery. Visitation will be held from 10:30-11 a.m. Monday, March 10, 2003, at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter. Funeral services will then be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel with Rev. Doyle Corlew officiating. Interment will follow in the Essex Cemetery.