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Your Friend on the Front Page

Sep 08, 2017
Photo by: MPN photo by Barb Leydens Mark Kimzey

Every week, the Mt. Pleasant News will feature a Henry County resident in a profile snapshot. The questions will appear in bold.

This week’s “Friend on the Front Page” is Mark Kimzey, funeral director at the Kimzey Funeral Home. Kimzey is also involved in a myriad of community activities.

Are you originally from Mt. Pleasant/Henry County? If not, what brought you here?

I am originally from New Virginia, Iowa, a small town east of Des Moines about the size of Olds. I attended Iowa Wesleyan and settled here in 2001.

What is your favorite part of living here?

Living in a town that has a university offers its residents so much more than a town that does not (have a university).

What is your favorite hangout?

Too busy to “hang out”.

What do you like to do in your free time?

I have two big ones, refereeing amateur boxing and learning to play the bagpipe.

Is there an annual event in Mt. Pleasant/Henry County that you enjoy?

There are so many events in which I volunteer, it is hard to pick just one.

Is there something Mt. Pleasant doesn’t have that you’d like to see?

I would love there to be a community and university large auditorium with a large seating capacity for plays and concerts.

What do you think is Mt. Pleasant/Henry County’s trademark?

I want it to be Wesleyan, but it probably is Old Thresher’s.

What’s one dish or drink that reminds you of Mt. Pleasant?

Jerry’s Pizza.

Tell us something interesting about you.

I am a former amateur boxer.

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