Datha Ailene


image description

Datha Ailene Kimzey

Oct 26 1921 - Jan 08 2015

Datha Kimzey passed away onThursday, January 8 . She was a forty-year resident of Farmersville and was born in 1921 to William G. and Myrtle Robison in Union Star, Missouri. She had two brothers, Glen and William Robison, and two sisters, Lola Gregory and Georgetta Sybert who all preceded her in death. She grew up in northwest Missouri and graduated from St. Joseph Hospital School of Nursing in 1943. 

As a young registered nurse, she relocated to McKinney, Texas in 1947 to work at the Veteran’s Hospital. There she met her husband to be, Alton Kimzey. After a short courtship, they married and were blessed with 62 years together. Alton passed away in September, 2009. Datha suffered from Alzheimer’s Disease for many years before passing. Alton was her faithful caregiver prior to his death. 

Together, they reared five children, who survive: Donna Anderson of Farmersville, Jackie and Michelle Kimzey of Dallas, Joann and Dan Messina of Prosper, Danny Kimzey of Farmersville, and Jimmy and Darrah Kimzey of San Francisco.She is also survived by thirteen grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren. 

During her career, she worked as a registered nurse at the VA Hospital, Powell Clinic, Wysong Hospital, and Collin Memorial Hospital. She loved taking care of her family and her patients. She also loved spending time at home with her family and enjoyed working in her garden. 

The family would like to thank Joy Mmbifwa and The Family’s Choice staff and VNA Hospice for their loving care of Mom for the last four years. Despite suffering from Alzheimers, Mom was calm and happy in their care. 

Visitation will be on Friday, January 9, 2015 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Hurst Fielder Baker Funeral Home.  Funeral services will be held on Saturday, January 10, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Farmersville. Burial will follow at I.O.O.F. Cemetery. Rev. John Foster will officiate. 

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating a small amount of your time to an Alzheimer’s patient or any elderly shut-in, in memory of Datha.


image description