Ms. Mary Nell Kimble Smith, 81, of Linden passed away Wednesday March 17, 2021 at NHC Scott in Lawrenceburg. She was born in Linden to the late Osby Kimble and Ella Izzel Moore Kimble. She graduated from Linden High School Class of 1956 and received her Bachelors Degree from Austin Peay University in Clarksville. She then went on to get her Masters Degree which she obtained from Tennessee State University. Her first teaching job was at Centerville High School where she taught English. She also taught at Starkey Elementary in Largo, Florida before returning home to teach at Beardstown and Linden Elementary. After retiring she owned and operated the Butterfly Garden in Linden. She loved quilting, working in her flowers and gardening. In addition to her parents she is also preceded in death by her husband Rick Smith, her grandparents Arnold and Edna Moore and John C. and Mary Kimble, and brothers Frank, William and John Kimble.
Survivors include her son Tim Smith of Linden, granddaughters Samantha Smith and Danielle Smith, 4 great-grandchildren, sisters Alice Eshelman of Clearwater, FL, Patsy Haston of Trenton, KY and Judy (Richard) Ussery of Hopkinsville, KY, a brother David Kimble of Linden and a host of other loving family members and many friends.
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