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James Elbert Kimbler, 87, Columbia, KY (1934-2021)

James Elbert Kimbler of Columbia passed away on Friday, August 13, 2021, at his residence. He was 87 years old.

Funeral services will be held at 1pmCT on Monday, August 16, 2021, at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg St., Columbia, KY. Burial will follow in the Haven Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be on Monday after 11amCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home.

He was born in Adair County on February 2, 1934 to the late Lucian and Mary Kathleen Medaris Kimbler. He was preceded in death by his wife Margaret McIntyre Kimbler.

Mr. Kimbler was a member of the Cane Valley Christian Church and a farmer in the Cane Valley community of Adair County.

Survivors include a son Jackie Kimbler (Candace) of Columbia, KY; five grandchildren Nicholas Kimbler, Jonathan Kimbler, Steven Earls, Aaron Earls and Courtney Barnett; three great-grandchildren Aydin Barnett, Asher Compton and Michael Moore; two sisters Betty Sewell and Virginia Coffey both of Columbia, KY and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents and wife he was preceded in death by a son James "Jimmy" Kimbler and six siblings Joe, Othey, Tommy, Robert and George Kimbler and Alene Kelsay.

Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences at

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James Elbert Kimbler, 87, Columbia, KY (1934-2021)

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