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Goldie Rue (Parks) Kirby

Died: Sat., Feb. 28, 2015


Visitation

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Tue., Mar. 03, 2015
Location: Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church


Funeral Service

11:00 AM Tue., Mar. 03, 2015
Location: Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church


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Goldie Rue Kirby, 92, of Paxton, passed away at 1:50 p.m. Saturday, February 28, 2015 at Heartland Healthcare Center in Paxton. She was born February 27, 1923 in Kentucky a daughter of Lloyd and Nealie (Rowland) Parks. She married Harold “Kink” Kirby May 8, 1942 in Danville, IL. He preceded her in death January 28, 1985. She is survived by two daughters, Karna (Arthur “Ted”) Forsyth of Newburgh, IN and Mary (Richard “Dick”) Clark of Westville, 4 grandchildren, Todd Benting, Tim (Susan) Forsyth, Joshua (Kelsy) Clark and Laura (Eric) Boggess and five great-grandchildren, Zakk Forsyth, Daulton Boggess, Wade Clark, McKenzie Boggess and Grant Clark. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Buford Parks and a grandson, Bryan Benting. Goldie was a member of Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church in Ford County. She was known for impersonating Minnie Pearl for nursing homes and senior citizen groups. She enjoyed country music.

Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church with Rev. Gail Meyers officiating. Burial will be in Glen Cemetery in Paxton. Visitation will be from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. Tuesday at the church. Memorials may be made in her memory to Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church.

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Sandy Mccord
   Posted Sun March 01, 2015
Mary and Family, so sad to hear of Goldie's passing. Such a fun loving Lady and always a smile on her face and kind words. Heaven is blessed to have such a True Angel. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Jo Beauvois
   Posted Sun March 01, 2015
My sympathy to Mary, Karna and their families in the loss of Goldie. I have many fond memories of her while growing up with Mary.

Marilyn and Gene Talbott
   Posted Sun March 01, 2015
Karna, Mary and families: So sorry to hear about Goldie's passing. Gene has so many fond memories growing up with you, Karna and Mary. She always had a smile and a story to tell!

Marion & Rita Chesnut
   Posted Sun March 01, 2015
Our deepest sympathy to the family; remembering all the fun times Marion's folks and Kink and Goldie had together; I'm sure they are playing euchre in heaven now. God bless.

nancy allison
   Posted Mon March 02, 2015
Mary i am so sorry to hear about your mom. You all will be in my prayers and think of all the good times you have shared and you will have her in your heart forever ok. I am here any time hugssss

Karen Luse
   Posted Mon March 02, 2015
Our family is so sorry to hear about your loss.
Know that you and your family are in our prayers and your Mother is in the hands of the Lord with your Father.

IRMA KELLEY AND PEARL WAGNER
   Posted Mon March 02, 2015
MARY AND KARNA, OUR THOUGHT AND PRAYERS GO OUT TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILIES. WHAT A GREAT LADY AND MUSICIAN, GOLDIE WAS SO FUNNY WHEN SHE DID MINI PEARL. WE HAD MANY MANY FUN TIMES WITH HER.

Iroquois Memorial Hospice
   Posted Tue March 03, 2015
The staff of Iroquois Memorial Hospice extends their condolences to the family and friends of Goldie Kirby. It was our privilege to have known her. Peace and Blessings to you.

Rod Parks
   Posted Thu March 05, 2015
Goldie was my father's sister. I recall spending time with Goldie and Kink in the summer in my young years. We always had fun were on the go.

In later years when we moved away, my children and grandchildren always enjoyed visiting aunt Goldie and having pancakes for breakfast.

Tina Larimer
   Posted Sat March 07, 2015
I want to say my conddolence to the kirby family. I am a dear friend of your moms. I cleaned your moms house once a month before she went to heartland.me and my sister bonnie hoke of Paxton. Ill. We loved her so much. She told me stories about her family and herhusband. Even.her minnie pearl constest. She was full of life and she wore a smile everyday. She will always be in my heart. She loved jesus. She also loved to make jerwerely and make scarfs. I have.a necklace she made me and two beautiful scarfs. She also gave me a snowman pillow. She was a delight to work with. So my prayers go out to u all. I wish Ihad a picture of her.

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