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William Lee RIMEL

Cabool Cemetery
Texas County,

Dec 10, 1923 Pocatello, ID
Mar 13, 2002 Rogers, AR

Oct 25, 1921
Apr 21, 2015

Geneva Ailene Archer Rimel, 78, second child of Van and Ivel Tuttle Archer, was born Dec. 10, 1923, at Pocatello, Idaho. She died March 13, 2002, at Rogers, Ark.
The family moved to Missouri when she was a small child. She graduated from Cabool High School in 1942. A few years later, she ac-cepted Christ as her savior.
She married Junior Rimel on June 15, 1947. They had four children and made their home in Cabool from 1947 to 1997, when they moved to Rogers, Ark., to be near their children.
Mrs. Rimel worked at Mid-America Dairymen for 30 years as a lab technician. She retired in 1985.
During their retirement, they traveled and made many trips by car around the country. In recent years, they traveled less but returned to the Houston/Cabool area for the annual Tuttle family reunion.
She was preceded in death by her parents and sisters, Lavena Ellis and Effa Bell Bennett; and a brother, Lawrence Van Archer.
Surviving are her husband of 54 years; children, Roger of St. Louis, Connie Hatton of Rogers, Ark., Chris Rimel of Centerton, Ark., and Lori Bridgeford of Decatur, Ark.; a sister, June Ireland of Florida; and five grandchildren.
Services were March 16 at the Elliott-Gentry Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Darin Alvis officiating. Burial was in the Cabool Cemetery.
(Houston Herald Online Obituary Archive)

William Lee “Junior” Rimel, age 93, died April 21, 2015, in Bentonville Arkansas. He was born on October 25, 1921 in Scranton, Iowa one of three children of William and Gladys (Ingram) Rimel. The family moved to Missouri when he was a small child.
Junior was a veteran of World War II and received a Purple Heart. After the war, on June 15, 1947, he was united in marriage to Geneva Archer Rimel. They had four children and made their home in Cabool from 1947 to 1997. He bought his first milk route in 1947 and then worked as a truck driver for Mid-America Dairymen from 1966-1984, when he retired.
Junior and Geneva moved to Rogers, Arkansas, in 1997, to be near three of their children. During their retirement, they traveled and made many trips by car around the country until Geneva passed away in 2002. He loved his family and driving trucks, it was all he ever wanted to do. He was known as “Junior” his whole life, because of his resemblance to his father and as his constant companion as a boy. He had an infectious laugh, was a fan of country music and played guitar as a younger man. He and our mother Geneva were a devoted couple and wonderful parents.
Junior was preceded in death by his wife, Geneva and his sisters, Betty Carroll and Eva Marie Hartman. He is survived by his children, Roger Rimel of St. Louis, MO, Connie Hatton of Rogers, AR, Chris Rimel of Centerton, AR, and Lori Bridgeford of Decatur, AR; also five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He will be dearly missed by those who knew and loved him. [egcfuneralhome.com]

Contributed on 8/25/15 by mjrwag
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Submitted: 8/25/15 • Approved: 8/25/15 • Last Updated: 4/19/18 • R774301-G760449-S3

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