June Kirby

CHERRYVILLE - June McCollum Kirby, 82, of 803 Woodhaven Drive, passed away peacefully at her home in Cherryville surrounded by her family on March 26, 2014.

Mrs. Kirby was born May 17, 1931.

June was a member of First United Methodist Church, past Regent and active member of the Tyron Resolves Chapter of the Daughters of American Revolution, member of Cherryville Garden Club, Oberlin Music Conservatory member, volunteer at J. Ralph Beam Jr. Heritage Park, Lola Alran Circle member, member of the Florene Styles Sunday School Class, member of the Cherryville Book Club, organizer of Ashley High School Reunion Committee, and Lunch Buddy at East Elementary School.

She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother and a sister.

Survivors include her husband of 59 years, the Honorable Judge, Robert W. Kirby, of the home; sons, Robert Kirby, Jr. and wife, Vicki of Lenexa KS, Greg Kirby of the home, and Chris Kirby, Sr. and wife, Michelle of Newton, NC; and sister, Vivian Voelkel of Covington, LA. Her pride and joy were her grandchildren, John Christopher, Jr., Taylor Ann, Patrick, William McCollum, Gregory Kevin Jr., Anna Grace and Emily Katherine.

A memorial service will be held 3:30 p.m. Sunday, March 30, 2014, at First United Methodist in Cherryville with the Revs. Rick Fite and David Wyant officiating.

Burial will be private.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 3:15 p.m. prior to the service at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church 601 North Pink Street, Cherryville, NC 28021 or First United Methodist Church, 201 East Main Street, Lincolnton, NC 28092.

Condolences may be made to www.carpentersfuneralhome.net.

Funeral Home

Carpenter-Porter Funeral & Cremation Services
1100 E Main St Cherryville, NC 28021

Published in Gaston Gazette on Mar. 29, 2014