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Magdalene M. (Von Bank) Kirby

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Magdalene M. (Von Bank) Kirby Obituary
Magdalene M. (Von Bank) Kirby, 91, a teacher, and former resident of Stanford, died of natural causes on Wednesday, July 4, at a local care facility.

A vigil service is 7 p.m. Tuesday at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Stanford. A funeral liturgy is 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Stanford. Inurnment to follow at Stanford Cemetery. Schnider Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Magdalene was born to Mikel H. and Mary A. Von Bank on July 22, 1920, in Buffalo, N.D. She graduated from St. Catherine's High School in Valley City, N.D. and went on to earn a teaching degree. She was a teacher in North Dakota and Washington for eight years. She married Patrick J. Kirby on June 25, 1947. She enjoyed playing Bridge, cooking and spending time with her family and friends.

Magdalene is survived by her sons, Mikel P. (Mary) Kirby of Stanford, Jeffrey A. Kirby of Helena and Ken E. Kirby of Bozeman; a sister, Bonita Knable of Battleground, Wash.; six grandchildren, Heather M. Kirby, Jessica M. Kirby, Brandon M. Kirby, Kellen M. Kirby, Kevin W. Kirby and Ian P. Kirby.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Patrick J. Kirby; a brother, Leon Von Bank; and a sister Estelle Miller.

Memorials are suggested to a .

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Published in Great Falls Tribune on July 9, 2012
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