Mose Kimberling

Mose Kimberling 001Mose M. Kimberling, of Moscow died Sunday August 16, 2015 at Gritman Medical Center in Moscow. He was 75.

Mose was born October 5, 1939 in Myrtle, Idaho to Paul and Ruth Kimberling. The family relocated to Moscow when Mose was 3. Mose attended Moscow school and graduated from Moscow High School in 1958. On August 20, 1960 Mose married Helen Heppner in Moscow. They made their home in Moscow where they raised their family. Shortly after high school Mose went to work at Tri—State and worked there for over twenty years. After a short stint at Standard Lumber, Mose went back to Tri-State for another 11 years. Mose went to work for the U of I in 1987 and worked in the maintenance shop until retirement in 2002.

Mose was an avid reader and loved to play volleyball. He could often be found at youth sporting events watching his children and grandchildren, but could always be found in the morning at the McDonalds on the Pullman highway with the rest of the “coffee cronies.”

Mose was preceded in death by his son Dennis Kimberling of Rathdrum, ID and a sister Roberta Mundell.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Helen at their Moscow Home. Sons Jeffrey(Megan) Kimberling of Pullman, WA and Timothy(Peggy) Kimberling of Kellogg, ID, Brother Karl Kimberling of Culdesac, ID Sister Paula Moore of Amhurst, NY, 8 grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

A graveside memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday August 22, 2015 at the Moscow Cemetery. A luncheon reception will follow at the First United Methodist Church in Moscow.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to the Moscow Ambulance Fund, or the charity of the donor’s choice.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Short’s Funeral Chapel of Moscow and condolences may be left at

13 Responses to Mose Kimberling

  1. Anne Bell says:

    I was so sorry to hear about Mose My sympathy to all his extended family.

  2. Jackie Knight says:

    I’m so sorry to hear of Mose’s passing. My prayers are with your family.

  3. Scott Knight says:

    With deepest sympathy at the passing of Mose.

  4. Michelle Wendt Green says:

    Our deepest sympathy’s to your family. You are in our thoughts.

  5. Peggy Phillips Bunnell says:

    Mose was one of my 1958 Moscow High School classmates and I am so sorry to hear he has passed away. I extend my heartfelt sympathy to Mose’s family. I live in California and regret that I cannot attend his services.

  6. Bill Knight says:

    So sorry to hear about Mose. We were classmates since first grade. I have many fond memories of Mose. He was was such a fine gentleman. I will miss him. My thoughts and prayers are with his family. He and his son, sister and parents are having a great reunion. Love to all, Bill Knight

  7. Jamie Moore says:

    Uncle Mose will be truly missed. He was a wonderful man. When I named my son I gave him a family name as his middle name that was shared by Grandpa Paul and uncle Mose because of the love and respect I had for them both. My love to my Aunt Helen and cousins Tim and Jeff I am so sorry for your loss.

  8. Margaret Teare Beesley says:

    Although I only knew Mose as a little boy and did not know him as an adult; his families – Taylor’s and Kimberling’s – were a big part of my early life. His Aunt Sadie was my Aunt Sadie. So sorry to hear of his passing. My thoughts and prayers are with the family. Margaret

  9. Bill and Sharon Snow says:

    We are so sorry to hear of Mose’s passing. Our sincere sympathy to you, Helen, and all or your family.

  10. Verona Hoffman says:

    My deepest sympathy to you and your family.

  11. Glenn Mosley says:

    All you need to know about Mose Kimberling is that he once fixed the our lawnmower without even looking at it. They don’t make men like that anymore.

    To all of the Kimberlings and extended family, deepest condolences from all of us.

    Glenn and Sheri Mosley, and Nick, Dan, and Joe Colter.

  12. Grayson Gibbs says:

    Dear Helen and Family:

    I worked with Mose at Tri State for many years and admired his sense of fairness, and his friendly and gentle smile. He was a good boss to me, always.

    Mose was always respectful of others and was very proud of you, Helen, and I remember his pride when his son was born. He was a good man and I am so glad that I knew him.

    I wish all of you well and know that you have good memories of your time together.

    Best wishes and love,

    Grayson Gibbs

  13. Grayson Gibbs says:

    Dear Helen and Family:

    The passing of Mose brings back memories and a smile to me of working with him at Tri State. He was a mentor and always was respectful of others as well as instilling a sense of responsibility through his actions –a good foundation for me. Anyone who knew him can only be reminded of what a gentleman he was. And always, he spoke of you, Helen, with pride as well as his love for his first son. The world is a better place because Mose was with us.
    With love and best wishes. Grayson Gibbs

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