Jessie Louise Kalimon, 97, of Little River passed away peacefully on Friday, Sept. 6, 2019, at Brunswick Health & Rehab. in Calabash, N.C.
Born on April 7, 1922, in Proctorville, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Harry McKinley and Nella Massie Singer. She was predeceased by her husband, Metro Kalimon.
Mrs. Kalimon is survived by her children, Glenn Kalimon, Ronald Kalimon, John Kalimon, Kathryn Check and Joyce Steinberg; two sisters, Ida Connor and Carol Marcum; nine grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Jessie left rural southern Ohio for Washington, D.C., during World War II. She married Metro on July 23, 1943. They lived in Maryland and Massachusetts raising five children. Shortly after a return to Maryland in 1971, Metro died unexpectedly. She raised the three at-home children and worked for the Department of the Navy as a contract officer during the Reagan administration. She retired to North Myrtle Beach in 1989.
The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 10, in Lee Funeral Home Chapel with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m. A funeral mass was celebrated at 12 noon on Wednesday, Sept. 11, at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church in North Myrtle Beach.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.