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Karon Kimpson

April 13, 1949 — December 7, 2021

Karon Kimpson, 72, of Corning, Iowa, passed away Tuesday, December 7, 2021 at Greater Regional Medical Center in Creston, Iowa, just 3 days following the death of her husband, Jim Kimpson. A visitation for both, Karon and Jim, will be 2-4 PM, Sunday, December 19, 2021 at Pearson Family Funeral Service & Cremation Center in Corning, Iowa. Karon will be laid to rest in the Oakland Cemetery @ Quincy in a private inurnment to be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be directed to the family, to be determined. Memories and condolences may be shared online at

Karon Kae Kimpson, the daughter of Frank Allen and Wilma Dean (Rodman) Thorpe, was born in Creston, Iowa on April 13, 1949. Karon was raised in Corning and lived most of her life in the Corning area. On October 23, 1966, Karon was united in marriage to Jim Damewood in Prescott, Iowa. Two children were born to bless this union, Brenda and Brian. The couple later divorced.

Karon was a hard-working woman and worked many years as a Waitress. She waitressed at both, Lawrence’s Diner and Kay’s Café. Karon also worked for Lazy Ike’s in Corning for several years, where she made fishing lures.

On April 9, 1991, Karon was united in marriage to James Edward Kimpson in Coeur D Alene, Idaho. Karon enjoyed sewing and crocheting and she crocheted blankets for all of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren over the years. Jim and Karon really enjoyed camping together. They camped many times at Lake Icaria and Karon enjoyed camping at the Clay County Fair. She had a fondness for birds and she especially loved Hummingbirds and was an avid bird watcher.

Karon was preceded in death by her husband, Jim Kimpson on December 4, 2021; her parents and her twin sister, Sharon Palmer.

Karon is survived by her 2 children: Brenda (Dan) Steeve and Brian (Carla) Damewood, both of Corning, IA; 7 grandchildren: Samantha (Ross) Mendenhall, Jason Steeve, Ashley Steeve (significant other, Josh), Shelby (Sumo) Sandoval, Dalton Steeve, Taylor Damewood and Tonna Damewood; 6 great-grandchildren; 2 step children: Lori (Kirk) Goldsmith of Creston, IA and Todd Kimpson (significant other, Debbie) of Corning, IA; 5 step grandchildren; 4 step great-grandchildren; 2 sisters: Cheryl (Dwight) Jackson of Corning, IA and Marilyn Hartley of Hillsboro, MO; 5 nieces, 2 nephews, other relatives and many friends. Karon will be missed by all who knew and loved her.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Family Receiving Friends

Sunday, December 19, 2021

2:00 - 4:00 pm (Central time)

Pearson Family Funeral Service & Cremation Center - Corning

701 7th Street, Corning, IA 50841

Graveside services at Oakland Cemetery at Quincy will be held at a later date.

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