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Alice K. Curry

October 3, 1929 ~ September 18, 2018 (age 88)

CURRY, Alice Kimbel, passed away on September 18, 2018, at the age of 88 due to complications of diabetes. The third of six children, she was born Alice Jean Kimbel in Louisville KY on October 3, 1929 to Ken Kimbel and Alice Bruce. She lived in many places during her childhood, from Chicago IL to Forsyth GA, until settling in Plant City. She graduated from Plant City High School with the class of 1947 where she was voted “most likely to succeed”. She married Ellis Rexwood Curry Jr. On September 25, 1949 and had five children: Kacy (Don Beyer), Kim (Ken Midkiff), Kelly Curry-Wills (Jim Wills), Ellis (Kelly) & Rex (Susan). After her children started school she attended Polk Community College and became a registered nurse. During her career, she worked at the Polk County Health Department, and South Florida Baptist Hospital, eventually retiring from the James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital. She was a member of Mensa and enjoyed reading, auditing classes and attending elder hostels. She was passionate about travel and enjoyed many trips to points of interest nationally and internationally with her dearest friend and companion Dr. Allen Sheer. She was predeceased by her husband, and is survived by her children and seven grandchildren, Cheryl, Ellis, Carly, Hal, Royce, Zoe and Bruce, as well as her sister Kathy (Stuart) Hicks. A private family gathering is planned.

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