Lillian Mary Kirby
East Tawas, Michigan
June 6, 1931 - September 7, 2010
Thursday, September 9, 2010
2 - 4 & 6 - 8PM
At the Buresh & Kobs Funeral Home
416 Whittemore Street, Tawas City, MI 48763
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, September 10, 2010 at Zion Lutheran Church, 720 2nd Street, Tawas City, MI with the Reverend Steven C. Mahlburg officiating.
LILLIAN KIRBY OBITUARY
KIRBY, Lillian Mary (Shover) of East Tawas, Michigan passed on to the Lord on Tuesday, September 7, 2010 at the Iosco County Medical Care Facility. Age 79, Lillian was born June 6, 1931 in Tawas, Michigan to the late Gilbert Shover and Eda Sophia (Toelle). A beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt and friend, Lillian always greeted people with a smile, frequently adding, â€œBless your heart.â€ She graduated from the Bay City School of Cosmetology and was a highly regarded beautician and former co-owner of Bayside Beauty Salon in Tawas City. Lillian was also an expert seamstress, avid bowler, active member of Zion Lutheran Church and a great cook. She enjoyed reading, going to the casino, playing cards, bingo, game shows, and entertaining her grandchildren. In recent years she suffered from multiple health problems and found it frustrating not being able to do all the things she enjoyed.
Lillian married Delbert Jay (known as â€œPeteâ€) Kirby on September 17, 1949 in Tawas, MI. The couple lived in Sanford, Michigan for 23 years before moving to Tawas City. Lillian was preceded in death by her husband in 1984, her young son, Danny Jay Kirby in 1961, her parents Gilbert and Eda Shover, three brothers - Irvin, Harold, and Earl Shover, all of Tawas City, MI, her son-in-law L. James (Karen) Wiczai, her sister-in-law Letha (Kirby) Miller of Midland, and her brother-in-law, William (Ruth) Kirby of Breckenridge, MI.
Lillian is survived by four children, Karen Kirby of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Arlene (Eddie Castro) Kirby of White Plains, Maryland, Steve (Barb) Kirby and Scott (Amy) Kirby both of Tawas City, MI. She leaves five grandchildren, Beth (Patrick) Killoran of Vienna, VA, James (Jennifer) Basinger of Gaithersburg, Maryland, and Heather, Stephanie, and Nicole Kirby of Tawas, MI; one great-grandson Daniel Killoran; her sister, Leona (Charles) Beeck of Sanford, MI, her brother, Richard (Bev) Shover of Tawas, MI, and four sister-in-laws, Nellie (Don) Varner of Sanford, MI, Ruth Kirby of Breckenridge, MI, Min Shover of Bay City, MI, and Elca Shover of Tawas City, MI. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held at the Buresh & Kobs Funeral Home, 416 Whittemore Street, Tawas City, MI on Thursday, September 09, 2010 from 2:00 â€“ 4:00 p.m. and from 6:00 â€“ 8:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, September 10, 2010 at Zion Lutheran Church, 720 2nd Street, Tawas City, MI with the Reverend Steven C. Mahlburg officiating. The funeral service will be followed by a church brunch and a graveside burial service at 2:00 p.m. at Midland Municipal Cemetery, 3017 Orchard Dr., Midland, MI. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Zion Lutheran Church Ladies Aid in memory of Lillian Kirby, 720 2nd Street, Tawas City, MI 48763.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Zion Lutheran Church Ladies Aid in memory of Lillian Kirby, 720 2nd Street, Tawas City, MI 48763.
Graveside burial service at 2:00 p.m. at Midland Municipal Cemetery, 3017 Orchard Dr., Midland, MI.