Joan Renee Kirby
Joan Renee Kirby N. CHARLESTON - Joan Renee Kirby, 58, wife of Larry Kirby, of N. Charleston, SC, died Tuesday, September 14, 2010. Friends and family are invited to a visitation at Parks Funeral Home, in Summerville, SC, Saturday afternoon, September 18, 2010, from 4 - 6 o'clock so that there won't be a conflict with the West Virginia Mountaineers football game. Burial will be held at a later date. Mrs. Kirby was born August 27, 1952, in Charleston, WVA, the daughter of Bob Bennett and Ruth Ann Hensley Bennett. She was a retired RN-Oncology. Her greatest joy was nursing, and she worked in that field for over 20 years. Joan was a Master Gardener and a fantastic cook, and she could only live in towns named Charleston. Survivors include her husband, Larry Kirby of N. Charleston, SC; three daughters, Heather Hill of Sarasota, FL, Carrie Swiderski of Charlotte, NC and Kelly Inglis of Albany, NY; six sons, Christian Hill of Charleston, WVA, Jeremy Hill of Concord, MA, Kip Kirby of Albany, NY, Ian Holcomb and Jordan Holcomb, both of Jackson, WY, and Parker Kirby of Charleston, SC; 11 grandchildren; her father, Robert Bennett of Sun City West, AZ and one brother, Tom Bennett of Raleigh, NC. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to American Diabetes Association. Arrangements by PARKS FUNERAL HOME, 130 West 1st North St., Summerville, SC 29483. Visit our guestbook at deaths

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Published by Charleston Post & Courier from Sep. 15 to Sep. 16, 2010.
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My condolences to the familly. May you treasure your memories as they become more precious in the days to come. And remember, God is a refuge and strength, a help that is readily to be found during distresses.(Psalms 46:1) My he become a refuge for your family during this most difficult time.
September 20, 2010
The Low Country WVU Mountaineers send our deepest sympathies and thoughts to your family.
September 19, 2010
Jeremy, we are so sad for your loss. You're a great guy and our thoughts and prayers are with you.
-the Fallon Family
Dan Fallon
September 17, 2010
I will always so wonderful to me
Joan treated me as if I was her third son I will miss her dearly
My thoughts and prayers are with her family
Joey Gresham
Joey Gresham
September 17, 2010
My memories of Joan are super vivid. My love goes out to Larry, Parker, Heather, Jeremy, Christian and everyone else whose lives were touched by her. I'll have never listened (and never will) to Dan Fogelberg without thinking of Joan:-) Love you!
Justa Tumminia
September 17, 2010
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all... Jeff, Trudi and Dee
September 17, 2010
Words can't express what I'm feeling b/c I just learned about this. I used to work with her a long time ago at Thomas Memorial. We became friends and kept that going for a while when she move to Charleston, but we lost touch. I will keep her memory alive, and I will keep your family in my prayers. Again, I'm so sorry for your loss.

Jason Cooper (Pharmacist)
St. Albans, WV
Jason Cooper
September 16, 2010
Once a Mountaineer, always a Mountaineer. We'll make heaven great, too! God's very best to your family from ours.
Tom/Pam Hundley
September 16, 2010
Mama Joan we will miss you! Love Bev and Kip
September 16, 2010
My prayers are with you are .
God Bless .
kim dolin
September 15, 2010
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
michael dolin
September 15, 2010