As a memorial for her husband, Edwin (Ed) L Kimbrough, Margaret Kimbrough left their farm near Clifton Hill, Missouri, to the The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International for its Annual Fund.
The total value of the memorial gift to the Rotary Foundation is reportedly $942,734.89.
The gift will be available for Rotary Districts and the Rotary Foundation to direct to grants and projects to address local or international needs.
The Rotary Club of Huntsville (Missouri, District 6040) has used Rotary grants for a shelter and playground equipment in Huntsville City Park, emergency helicopter landing pads in Huntsville and Clifton Hill, a ticket shed at Westran High School’s stadium and a sidewalk in front of the Huntsville Historical Society building.
Margaret Kimbrough also contributed $30,000 in her and her husband’s names to the Huntsville Rotary Club’s foundation for scholarships given annually to a graduate of Huntsville’s Westran High School.
Ed Kimbrough was a member of Rotary International and the Rotary Club of Huntsville, Club No 2324 in Rotary District 6040.
He was an assistant Rotary district governor for at least six years.
The Kimbroughs hosted in their home 12 exchange students through the Rotary Foreign Exchange Student programme.
Ed was the chairman for the Rotary District’s exchange student programme for several years.
Ed Kimbrough was born on November 29, 1933 in Huntsville to J T and Mary Francis (Matlock) Kimbrough.
He graduated from Clifton Hill High School in 1951. Ed served in the US Army.
While stationed in Germany, he met his wife, Maria Margaret Ungermann. They married on December 22, 1956, in Manheim, Germany.
Ed Kimbrough attended the Fort Henry United Methodist Church.
He was an active member of the Huntsville Rotary Club, VFW (The Veterans of Foreign Wars) Post 4841 and American Legion Post 6.
He served two terms on the Westran School Board and on the Huntsville Fire Department board.
He worked for the Department of Corrections for 30 years, retiring as records officer at the Moberly Correctional Centre. He died on February 11, 2011, at age 77.
Margaret Kimbrough was born July 14, 1934, in Hammelburg, Germany, to Heinrich and Maria (Seufert) Ungermann.
She attended the Huntsville United Methodist Church and the Eldad Church north of Huntsville.
She worked as head cook at Westran schools for 28 years.
She was a member of the Retired Teachers Association and a life member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the VFW. She died November 24, 2016, at age 82.