Sydney Snider "Syd" Kirsch

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Sydney "Syd" Snider Kirsch, 81, died at 3:05 p.m., on Tuesday, April 3, 2018, at the Johnson City Medical Center in Johnson City, TN, after a brief illness. A native of Spencer County, she was the only child of Zeb and Olvia Martin. Graduating as salutatorian of Taylorsville High School, she earned her registered nursing degree from Good Samaritan Hospital in 1957. She worked as a registered nurse at various hospitals in NY, IN, IL, MI, and KY, until her retirement in 1990. After moving back to Spencer County in the early 1980s, Syd was involved in many civic and volunteer activities. She served as a magistrate for several years, helped to establish the local recycling center, and served as a community board member for a nearby hospital. Syd enjoyed the friendship of many folks in Spencer County as well as in the many places she lived and worked. She was always grateful for their friendship and consideration. Reading, raising flowers, and feeding/watching birds, most particularly hummingbirds, were her favorite pastimes and hobbies, and she was an enthusiastic and devoted University of Kentucky Wildcat basketball fan.

Her survivors include her sons, Dr. Scott Wood Kirsch and his wife, Sally Catherine, of Johnson City, TN, and Bradley Martin Kirsch of Goshen, IN; granddaughters, Ruth Olvia, Claire Ellen, Kriston, Courtney, Somur, and Allyson; and eight great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be conducted at 1 p.m., Saturday, April 28, 2018, at the Valley Cemetery in Taylorsville, with Reverend David Clay officiating. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the Saint Jude Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN, 38105. Arrangements are entrusted to the Hall-Taylor Funeral Home of Taylorsville, and online condolences may be expressed at
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Published in The Spencer Magnet on Apr. 18, 2018