Mona Lee Kime, 75

Mona Lee Kime, 75, Wabash, died at 3:18 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 13, at Autumn Ridge Healthcare Center in Wabash.  She was born Sept. 22, 1938 in Kentland, Ind. to Richard and Ethel (Smith) Hutchinson.

Mona was a 1956 graduate of A.J. Kent High School, in Kentland.  She received her bachelor's degree in 1960, and her master's degree in 1964, from Ball State University in Muncie.  She married John E. Kime in Kentland, on Aug. 4, 1962.  She was a music teacher, first at Chili and Mexico Elementary Schools, in Miami County, 10.5 years, then at Southwood Elementary School, in Wabash County, for 33 years, retiring in September of 2010.  She was a member of the Indiana State and Wabash County Teachers Association, serving as secretary, and was the director of Circle the State with Song for several years.  She enjoyed watching college basketball and football, doing yard work, and working word search puzzles. 

She is survived by her husband, John E. Kime, Wabash, two children, Debra (Andrew) Venezia, Marion, and Kenneth (Carla) Kime, Wabash, five grandchildren, Britany Kime Noland, Madison, Joshua Kime, Wabash, Roman Venezia, Marion, Michael (Ernessa) Venezia, Gallup, N.M., and Andria Venezia, Chicago, Ill.; two great-granddaughters, Cheyenne and Caydence Kime, both of Wabash, brother, Robert (Patty) Hutchinson, Kentland, two sisters-in-law, Pat Hutchinson, Kentland, and Marjorie Hutchinson, Muncie.  She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, Floyd and Ralph Hutchinson, and two half brothers, Charles and Bernard Hutchinson.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m., Monday Nov. 18, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Avenue, Wabash, with David Phillips officiating.  Entombment will be in Chapel of Remembrance Mausoleum in Memorial Lawns Cemetery, Wabash.  Friends may call 2-6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Preferred memorial is Wabash County Cancer Society or Wabash Friends Church.

The memorial guest book for Mona may be signed at

Posted on 2013 Nov 15