. OBITUARY: Evelyn J. Kirby
The Carmi Times - Carmi, IL
Published in Carmi Times May. 8, 2014 @ 3:30 pm
Posted May. 8, 2014 @ 3:30 pm
Updated at 3:31 PM
Evelyn J. Kirby, 81, of Veedersburg IN. and formerly of Carmi, died Tuesday,
May 6, 2014 with her family at her side as she went to heaven to join her
beloved husband, Glen, and son, Greg.
Evelyn was born in Brownsville Nov. 5, 1932. Her parents were Raymond L.
Martin and Maude O. (Henson) Martin and was the seventh of nine children.
She was the last living child in her family and is now reunited with her mom
and dad and siblings, Madeleon, Lowell, Eleanor, Lynn, Curly, Marilyn,
Carolyn and Jo Ann in heaven.
Evelyn married Glen E. Kirby at the First Baptist Church in Carmi on Nov.
26, 1950. They had been married for almost 58 years when Glen passed this
life in 2008. They had two children, Jo Ann (Kirby) Marshall, and Gregory
Glen Kirby. Greg passed this life in 1995, and Jo Ann of Veedersburg
Evelyn is also survived by: a grandson, Michael Glen (Belinda) Marshall,
Veedersburg; a granddaughter, Darci Lynn Kirby, Lafayette, Ind.; and two
great-granddaughters, Taylor Ann Marshall and Shelby Nicole Marshall, of
She graduated from Norris City High School and, while living in Illinois,
had been a member of Ditney Ridge Baptist Church in Norris City. Her family
was her life and her greatest joy came from being together with them. She
was the strongest, sweetest and least selfish person and will be so greatly
missed until the day we are all together again in heaven for eternity.
Per Evelyn's request, a graveside service will be held at White County
Memorial Gardens near Carmi at 11 a.m. Friday May 9, 2014.
Arrangements entrusted to Dickerson Funeral Home in Veedersburg.