Connie Gotto Kimble

Profile Updated: July 9, 2022
Residing In: Topeka, KS USA
Children and Grandchildren: Kelly 1/16/65 (Troy, Tara & William) Aurora Ruth Cross 2/28/2013 Great Granddaughter (Troy's daughter)
Shawn More… 12/6/67 (Kenzie)
Merrilee 10/29/69
Noel 12/22/72 (Cody & Alex)
Occupation: Contact Rep. for Dept. of Veteran Affairs
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How did you spend your "working" years, including volunteer work?

Made raising my children a full time job as long as allowed.
Worked at Channel 11
Owed a Popcorn store (The Popcorner) in St. Louis for 16 years.
Worked for Drury Hotels in St. Louis as a secretary for the traveling project manangers for remodeling & new construction.
In Topeka(after being gone for 18 years): Teletech (TeleHell for any one who knew the place)
Vangent (Pearson) in Lawrence
Dept. of Veteran Affairs for the last (almost) 10 years as a virtual agent working out of my home office.

What are your hobbies, pastimes, causes, leisure activities?

I will be doing Cider Days (1865 press) again this year (34th year) - I retired from Cider Days after 34 years. Actually the same weekend as the reunion -so I may have to show up in my "cider days uniform" but may just become the lady selling apple butter & helping little kids peel apples on an antique apple peeler after this year.
I do like to go to the "country club up north" as my daughter calls the Prairie Band Casino but not too often since I bought my home 9 years ago.
I am a poll worker for the elections and a political "Junkie"- Please vote to give us a "change" so this country can have some "hope" again.
Kathie (Cox) & I spend time together & we are closer than ever - Our lives are different than we ever thought but we love to laugh together & remember the old days at HPHS. Kathis passed away 4/26/2013 & I still miss yer!

What's on your "bucket list"?

This is a hard one to answer - Everyone but me had been to Branson & I finally got to go a few years ago (my dream was fulfilled) - Would like to take a cruise & go to Italy. At the same time would be fine. Have gone to Branson 3 times & took an 11 day cruise to Alaska. 4 days through Denali national park - beautiful! Italy still on the list (taking Italian lessons to prepare!)
Paying off my house (would allow me to retire)- If I refinance to 15 years - that would make me 83. That's what I get for having to "restart" my life twice.

School Memories:

Next to raising my kids - high school memories come in second for fun & enjoyment.
I remember that Thespians had a scavenger hunt & we "broke" into our teachers (Mr. Roberts) home to get most of the items. He was not amused but no one went to jail.
Manuel (Spanish exchange student) sang at our variety show & I was doing costumes. Because of last minutes adjustments on his bull fighter outfit, I advised him to put his red cape between him & the audience if he turned around. (Too many safety pins)


One thing I have learned in my 68 years is that not many people view love as unconditional & forever. If you are lucky enough to have found that, cherish & protect it because it is very rare & unique!

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Oct 31, 2018 at 7:33 AM

Fred was the ultimate true friend. I remember he was there for me during one of the most devastating times of my life. Many nights I would ride my bike to his bar & stay until he closed (receiving his words of wisdom "CTA" to encourage me to fight for me & my kids)). He would then put my bike in his van & drive me home. I will never forget his kindness!

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Happy birthday. I really enjoyed seeing you both at the reunion!

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