Mary Alice Kimbrough, 77, went to be with the Lord on Friday, Dec. 3, 2010 at home. 

Born Nov. 30, 1933 in Princeton, she was the daughter of Louis Elwood and Maude Alice (Pierce) Foster.

She was the youngest of seven children.  Mary was a very talented artist.  President George Bush, First Lady Laura Bush and Judy O’Bannon are examples of those that were gifted their portraits in oil by Mary. She loved painting and sharing her work. Mary met and touched many people, who became friends, through her art.  She was also a book illustrator.  Mary had worked at Hoffco Comet for 10 years  where she completed all of the artwork and design for publications.  She created the Hoffco logo “Hoffie”.  She and her husband, Robert E. Kimbrough, owned and operated Kimbrough Printing.  Mary was a member of the local Art Club, Garden Club and Friends of the Library.

 She is survived by four children, Debbie (Rick Lehman) Kimbrough, Dennie (Cheryl) Kimbrough, Pam (Marvin) Kenworthy, Mike Kimbrough;  six grandchildren, Matthew Kimbrough, Shaye Isaacs, Kara Kenworthy, Joe, Erick and Gabe Kimbrough;  two great-grandchildren, Caleigh Isaacs and Noah Kenworthy;  sister, Bettye Lindy of Fairborn, Ohio; a brother, Bill Foster of Vincennes;  several nieces, nephews and many good friends. 

She was preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, Robert E. Kimbrough;  her dear brothers, Louis, Elwood, Jerry, Frank and John Foster. 

Mary will always be remembered for her loving and kind spirit, her forgiving attitude, great sense of humor, her deep love of God and all of her family.

 The family will receive friends 5-7 p.m. Wednesday Dec. 8, 2010 at Riggle-Waltermann Mortuary, 32 S. 11th St. in Richmond

Funeral services will be at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010 at Central United Methodist Church, 1425 E. Main St. in Richmond with visitation in the church parlor starting at 5 p.m. Rev. Phillip Dorrell and Rev. Eldon Harzman will officiate. 

A private burial will be on Friday Dec. 10, 2010 in Earlham Cemetery