Bob valued education, and earned an associate degree while tending the farm for his family.He graduated from Rockford High School and still has friends in Rockford including Bob was preceded in death by Anita on February 6, 2017. Kimmel, Jr., USAF (retired) and his wife, Col Karen D.Kimmel Gearhart and her husband, Mark, of Charlottesville, Virginia, and LCDR Stephanie V.

He was awarded: the Silver Star in 1942 for gallantry in action; the Distinguished Flying Cross for heroism and earned the Air Medal with two oak leaf clusters.

He flew a B-17 in both the European and Pacific theaters until the war was over.

Members thanked Rozann for serving as president and congratulated her on her retirement.

Then member Valerie Fritzinger presented her famous lady, Ruth Bell Graham, wife of revered Evangelist Billy Graham.

They lived on a mountain-top called Little Piney Grove. Whether referring to a ladybug or a bird called a ladybird, no one ever knew but the name stuck.

She lost her mother when she was barely 5 years old.when completed, the mural will be installed on the concrete wall at the east end of Market Street.The wall was once a part of the Little Grain Elevator that was torn down in the 1980's.Running parallel to the wall was the railroad track that serviced the town and businesses until the mid 70's.The students are having a great time in the creation and execution of this beautiful project.She was his wife as he pastored in Illinois, but they soon went on the evangelist circuit and he became an important advisor to many presidents, while Ruth also served in that role to the first ladies and other famous women.