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Betty M. Kimmel, a former Niagara University dean and a longtime professor of mathematics at the university, died Saturday (Oct. 4, 1997) in Mount St. Mary's Hospital after a brief illness.

Mrs. Kimmel, 72, of Annover Road, was born Betty Strasser in Niagara Falls, Ont.

She was a graduate of Purdue University, where she received a degree in aeronautics. She was the recipient of the Amelia Earhart Scholarship and also had attended the University of Michigan.

Mrs. Kimmel returned to this area in 1950 and had been a resident of Lewiston for the past 45 years.

She had been associated for the last 40 years with Niagara University, where she had served as dean of women for several years and had been an assistant professor and then a professor of mathematics prior to her retirement last year.

Mrs. Kimmel was a member and former president of the Zonta Club of Niagara Falls.

She is survived by her husband of 47 years, Robert W.; a daughter, Suanne of West Hartford, Conn.; and her mother, Gladys Strasser.

Services will be scheduled Wednesday in Rhoney Funeral Home, Cayuga and South Ninth streets. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, Lewiston.


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