Rose Mary (Bolyard) Kirkland (1939 - 2016)

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  • "Rosie was always the most vital, happy, loving Christian..."
    - Pamela Brantley
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Rose Mary Kirkland, 76, of St. Elmo, passed away on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016, in Springfield.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday at Unity Baptist Church in Vandalia, with the Rev. Jeremy Smith officiating. Burial will be in Pinhook Cemetery in rural Vandalia. Visitation was to be held from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday at Miller Funeral Home in Vandalia and one hour before services on Thursday at the church. Memorials: The family. Online condolences can be expressed at
Mrs. Kirkland was born on Nov. 4, 1939, in Fayette County, the daughter of Archie and Cressie Lucille (Ritchey) Bolyard. She married Logan Lockart Jr. on March 10, 1956, in Vandalia; he passed away on May 29, 1993. She married Randall Kirkland on Oct. 18, 1997, in Hillsboro, Pa.
She was a homemaker, a member of First Church of God in St. Elmo; and former member of Temple Baptist Church in Vandalia, Association of Christian Truckers, Circle of Love Ministries in Greenville and Food Pantry.
She is survived by her husband; sons, Bryan Lockart of Woodstock, Ga., and Bradley Lockart and his wife Lovetta of Vandalia; twin daughters, Lisha and her husband Steve Ledbetter of Vandalia, and Lisa Austin of Brownstown; sisters, Wanda and her husband Harold Hill of Rockaway Beach, Mo., Edna and her husband Forrest Rench of Mulberry Grove, Norma Jean and her husband Ronnie Heather of Vandalia, and Kathleen and her husband Gary Lape of Brownstown; grandchildren, Sean Lockart and his wife April, Mica Lockart and her fiancé Keagan Mitchell, Colin and Madison Ledbetter, and Danielle and Elijah Austin; and great-grandchildren, Hailey, Brailee and Leeland.
She was preceded in death by her parents; first husband; son-in-law, Matthew Austin; three brothers; and two sisters.
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Miller Funeral Homes - Vandalia
831 N. Fifth St.
Vandalia, IL 62471
(618) 283-3176
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Published in The Leader-Union from Oct. 3 to Oct. 12, 2016