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Reba Jean Krimminger

January 5, 1945 — May 14, 2024


Reba Jean Helms Krimminger, 79, of Oakboro, passed away Tuesday, May 14, 2024, at Atrium Health Stanly Hospital in Albemarle.

Reba was born January 5, 1945, in North Carolina to the late Walter Reece Helms and the late Ruby Louise Helms of Oakboro. She was also preceded in death by her sister, Kay H. Huneycutt of Oakboro.

The family will receive friends from 11:00-12:30 on Friday, May 17, 2024, at Hartsell Funeral Home, 522 North 2nd Street,  Albemarle, NC 28001 . A Graveside service will follow at 1:00 pm at Smith Grove Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, Hwy 138 Oakboro, NC 28129, officiated by Rev. Eddie Barbee. 

Reba will be greatly missed by family and friends. She loved flowers, angels, and cardinals. She loved her family fiercely and she loved helping those in need. Reba had a saying that she would say from time to time, "Red bird, red bird, I see a red bird. I will see my sweetheart before my day ends."

Survivors include husband, Kenneth Ray Krimminger of Oakboro, NC.; son, Timothy R Krimminger of Oakboro, NC; daughter, Angela K Gardner (Casey) of Monroe, NC; nephew, Randy L. Huneycutt (Paula) of Oakboro, NC; granddaughter, Cassidy Gardner; brothers, Larry R. Helms and Jerry L. Helms.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Cancer Society ( ).

Hartsell Funeral Home of Albemarle is serving the Krimminger family.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Reba Jean Krimminger, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services


Friday, May 17, 2024

11:00am - 12:30 pm (Eastern time)

Hartsell Funeral Home - Albemarle

522 N 2nd St, Albemarle, NC 28001

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Graveside Service

Friday, May 17, 2024

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Smith Grove Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery

Hwy 138 Oakboro, Oakboro, NC 28129

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