Iris Owen Kirby, 81 of Huddleston, passed away Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at Virginia Baptist Hospital. She was born on Monday, Sept. 7, 1931 in Bedford County, a daughter of the late Willie Isaac Owen and Valle Elizabeth Cobb Owen. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Marvin Lindbergh Kirby, Sr., as well as four sisters and three brothers. She was a Antique Dealer, a lover of local history and genealogy, and a member of the Friends of New London, VA Historical Museum, the Bedford Gen. William R. Terry Chapter United Daughters of the Confederacy, the Bedford City/County Museum and Mentow Baptist Church and attended Huddleston Community Church. Surviving is her daughter, Sandra K. Brookshier and husband, Larry, of Bedford; two sons, Marvin (Lynn) Kirby, Jr. and wife, Debbie, Ivan K. Kirby and fiancee, Dawn Rice, all of Bedford; grandsons, Todd Brookshier, Ryan Overstreet, Nicholas Kirby, Claytor Isaac Kirby and granddaughters, Leigh Rittenhouse, Catherine Kirby, Avie Kirby, Hannah Kirby and Lillian Kirby. The family requests those wishing to make memorials to consider the
, 4217 Park Place Court, Glen Allen, VA 23060. Funeral services were held on Friday, May 10, 2013 at 11 am at Mentow Baptist Church with Rev. Greg Soult and Rev. Wayne Murphy officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery. Arrangements by Updike Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Huddleston.
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Huddleston, VA 24104-3737
Published in Bedford Bulletin from May 15 to May 16, 2013