Kirby, Mrs. Betty E.
Date of birth: Aug. 26, 1925 - Date of death: May 17, 2012
Mrs. Betty E. Kirby, age 86, of Route # 5, Box 575 (Kirby Hill) Clarksburg, WV,
passed away at 9:01 A. M. Thursday, May 17, 2012 at the United Hospital Center
in Bridgeport, WV, following an extended illness. She was born in Clarksburg, WV,
August 26, 1925, a daughter of the late James Luther Deem and Nellie Margaret
Her husband, Alonzo Harold “Lonnie” Kirby, whom she married August 26, 1948,
preceded her in death March 11, 2007.
Surviving her are: one son & daughter-in-law, Jim & Rhonda Kirby, Good Hope,
WV and one daughter, Margaret K. “Peg” Holmes, Nutter Fort, WV, one sister,
Jimmie Lou Utter, Clarksburg, WV, four grandchildren, Whitney Holmes,
Cincinnati, OH, Dakota & Logan Kirby and Lauren Guidi, all of Good Hope, WV,
several nieces & nephews, her loving and caring care givers, Mary Wheeler and
Lou Ellen Smith and her loving cat, “Pretty Girl”.
Mrs. Kirby was also preceded in death by one brother, William Deem and one
sister, Ona Gae Pratt.
Betty was a graduate of Washington Irving High School – Class of 1943. She was
a member of the West Milford United Methodist Church. She was a member and
Past Matron of the Good Hope Chapter # 109, Order of the Eastern Star and a
past member of the Mall Walkers. She was a past employee of the United States
Postal Service in Washington, D.C. During World War II. She had served as a
secretary for the Harrison County Board of Education at West Milford Elementary
School for twenty-five years, retiring in 1989.
There will be no visitation, per her request she will be cremated. A Memorial
Service will be held Saturday, May 26, 2012 at 1:00 P. M. at the West Milford
United Methodist Church, with Pastor Timothy Kelley presiding.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in her memory may be made to: The West
Milford United Methodist Church, West Milford, WV 26451 or The Vincent
Memorial United Methodist Church, 410 Indiana Avenue, Nutter Fort, WV 26301.