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Hartselle Enquirer

Katherine Johnson Kirby

By Staff
September 27, 2007
Funeral for Katherine Johnson Kirby, 69, of Hartselle was Sunday, Sept. 30, at 2 p.m. at Peck Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Jeff Redman and Junior Hill officiating.
Burial was in Johnson Chapel Cemetery.
Mrs. Kirby died Thursday, Sept. 27, 2007, at Hartselle Medical Center. She was born April 29, 1938, in Limestone County to Horace Johnson and Elva Lee George Johnson. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Hartselle for 37 years and was employed at Lurleen B. Wallace Center for 30 years, where she was a purchasing/ marketing agent. She was a dedicated wife, mother and grandmother and a strong Christian woman who was married for 52 years. Her hobbies were ceramics, gardening, cooking, working crossword puzzles and playing the piano. She was always willing to help other people. She was preceded in death by a brother, Horace Johnson Jr.
She is survived by her husband, John D. Kirby of Hartselle; two sons, Johnny Kirby of Hartselle and Michael Kirby of Natchitoches, La., two daughters, Kathy Kirby and Lee Ann Kirby, both of Auburn; a brother, Richard Johnson of Athens; a sister, Mary Elizabeth Selby of Madison; five grandchildren; Lee Ann Kirby, LaShae Kirby, Mallory Storey, Jamie Storey and Mary Katherine Storey; and a great-grandchild, Alyse Katherine Kirby French.
Pallbearers were Johnny Kirby, Todd Storey, Donald Ray Beshears Jr., Frank Ellis, Marshall Byran, Jerome Harmon and Richard Lloyd Johnson.

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