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Quarles, Kathleen A.

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July 6, 1941 - April 11, 2019

Quarles, Kathleen A.

Kathleen Ann “Kaki” Quarles-Kimball went to join her Lord and Savior on April 11, 2019. A resident of Kilgore, TX she spent most of her life in Pasadena, TX where she raised her children and owned Burleson Florist. She was born on July 6th, 1941 to Nedra and Charles Gordy. She had 4 siblings, Charles, Paul, John Larry, and Ruth. She lived a life of selfless service and was generous and loved everyone she met. She is survived by husband Richard Kimball, daughters Kathryn (Randy) Gartz and Tiara (John) McClay. Six grandchildren Taylor (Jenn) Gartz, Faryn Carr, Nicole (Jay) Thompson, Evan (Kevin) King, Olivia McClay and Caroline McClay. And her “bonus” daughters Laura Kimball-Ravari and Amanda Eckert. She is also survived by 8 great-grandchildren, Jackson, Jax, Noah, Anniston, Blakey, James, CC, and Oliver. She is preceded in death by her late husband Jerry Quarles, parents Nedra and Charles Gordy, brothers Paul and Charles Gordy.

A Memorial service will be held
Saturday, April 20, 2019 – 1:00pm 
St. Luke’s Methodist Church
401 Main St – Kilgore, TX 


Arrangements under the direction of:

ARIA Cremation Service and Funeral Home
19310 Preston Road
Dallas, Texas 75252
(214) 306-6700

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Laurie Blakeway

April 17, 2019 7:42AM

Tiara and Family,
Your Mother was a BEAUTIFUL SOUL. My deepest condolences for your loss.

George & Cookie Poe

April 17, 2019 6:21AM

So sorry for your loss. Kathy was a precious Lady. We have wonderful memories with Kathy and Jerry. Love and prayers to her sweet family. Cookie & George Poe

Terry maynard

April 16, 2019 9:06PM

We are so saddened to hear about Kathy’s passing our hearts are saddened. We will be praying for her family. She was my Boss at Burleson florist for 12 years. She will be greatly miss. We are unable to attend her service but here families will be in our prayers.

Dianne & Michael Bowman

April 16, 2019 7:26PM

Kaki’s amazing generosity and incredible spirit will never be forgotten. She was one of those truly special people you meet in life. We are so sorry for your loss.