Darlene Kirby
April 2, 1935  -  July 31, 2017

Darlene Kirby

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HarperTalasek Funeral Home Chapel
503 N. Main St.
Belton, TX  76513
Wednesday, August 02, 2017
6-8pm
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HarperTalasek Funeral Chapel
503 N. Main St.
Belton, TX  76513
Thursday, August 03, 2017
10am
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North Belton Cemetery
1500 North Main Street
Belton, TX  76513
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Darlene Kirby passed away at the age of 82, on Monday, July 31, 2017 at her home in Belton. She was born on April 2, 1935 in Cameron. Darlene was one of eleven children born to Chester and Velva (Crow) Clinard. She attended school in Cameron and Moody. On December 6, 1955, she married the love of her life, Tommie Kirby, in Cameron. Darlene was a devoted wife and loving mother to her eight children.
Darlene worked hard to provide for her family. She worked at Crestview Manor Nursing Home for 14 years and then at Superior Chaircraft in Belton for 22 years until her retirement. Darlene faithfully worshiped and served the Lord as a member of First Baptist Church in Belton.
Darlene's greatest love in life was her family, especially her grandchildren. Nothing gave her more pleasure that having her family together. She had a tender heart and loved to be there for you. She will be dearly missed by all who loved her.
Darlene also loved the Texas Rangers, she looked forward to attending a game whenever she could. When she wasn’t cheering for the Rangers she enjoyed bingo, watching game shows and working her puzzle books.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Tommie Kirby and a son, Tommie Lee Kirby.
Those left to cherish her memory are her sons, Donald E. Kirby and wife Darla J., and Chester Leon Kirby and wife Eve all of Belton and William Kirby and wife Lisa of Zabcikville; daughters, Darla M. Kirby of Belton, Nancy Ann Sigers of Temple and Velva Johnson and husband Charles of Rogers; a step-daughter, Barbara Jean Howerton and husband Virgil of West Virginia; brothers, Gilbert Clinard and wife Billie Ruth, Ronnie Clinard and wife Elaine, Lonnie Clinard and wife Ruby, Hulen Clinard and wife Janet and Raymond Clinard and wife Cricket; sisters, Hester Murrow and Barbara Bulls and husband Lewis; 17 beloved grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services for Darlene will be held at 10:00 am on Thursday, August 3, 2017 at the Harper-Talasek Funeral Home Chapel in Belton with Bro. Andy Davis officiating. Burial will follow at North Belton Cemetery.
Visitation will be held from 6-8pm on Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at the funeral home.

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  1. Susie sumerford
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    Thinking of you Velva and your family at this time . So sorry for your loss.

  2. Claudia Morales
    Temple, TX

    My deepest condolences for your loss. My prayers are being said for family and friends. God Bless you.
    Claudia Morales

  3. Joyce McCall Dobias
    Taylor, TX

    I am very sorry for y'all lose. Y'all are in my thoughts and prayers. Love and miss y'all.

  4. Tamara Kirby Clay
    Wingate, NC

    Prayers lifted for the family. Darlene was a wonderful hard working woman, who was always devoted to her family. Her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren will surely miss her.

  5. Amy McGilvray
    Belton, TX

    We are so very sorry for your loss! We are praying that the Lord's grace will sustain you during this difficult time! With our deepest sympathies,

    The UMHB Registrar Cru

  6. Paul Fagan
    Temple, TX

    Will, your friends and coworkers at both Baylor, Scott and White distribution centers send their thoughts and prayers for your and your family. May God bless all of you!

  7. Ruth Ann Murphy
    Belton, TX

    I am so sorry to hear this sad news! You are in my prayers. Here are some verses which are meaningful to me and I include them with the prayer that they will be helpful to you. I Corinthians 15:54 "Death is swallowed up in victory." II Corinthians 1:3-4 "Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort; Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God."

    Ruth Ann Murphy

  8. Shawn Clinard
    Parker, CO

    I'm so sorry the families loss. However to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. God said he would never leave us nor forsake us, he would be with us until the end of time.

  9. Winona Clinard Brown
    Lumberton, TX

    I am so sorry for Y'alls loss!
    Praying that God wraps you all in the comfort of his Loving arms during your time of sorrow!
    Blessed are those who Mourn for they shall be comforted.
    Matthew 5:4

  10. Winona Clinard Brown
    Lumberton, TX

    I am so sorry for Y'alls loss!
    She's in the sun,the wind,the rain,she's in the air you breathe with every breath you take. She sings a song of hope and cheer, there's no more pain, no more fear. You'll see her in the clouds above, hear her whisper words of love. You'll be together before long, until then listen for her song.

  11. Jamie Huggins
    Austin, TX

    Nancy,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you during your time of loss. We pray that God will lift your spirits during this difficult time.

  12. Winona Clinard Brown
    Lumberton, TX

    I am so sorry for Y'alls loss!
    She's in the sun,the wind,the rain,she's in the air you breathe with every breath you take. She sings a song of hope and cheer, there's no more pain, no more fear. You'll see her in the clouds above, hear her whisper words of love. You'll be together before long, until then listen for her song.

  13. Jordan Cox
    Belton, TX

    As brothers and sisters in Christ, when you grieve, we grieve and when you hurt we hurt. When you celebrate a home-going, we celebrate also.

  14. Helen & Edwin Malcik
    Rogers, TX

    So sorry for your loss, our thoughts and prayers for you and the family. God Bless.

  15. Mary Gilmore
    Gainesville, TX

    My condolences to your family. My prayers are with you

  16. Gayle Lewey Parks
    Honey Grove, PA

    My prayers are with you Velva and all your family. God's Peace to you.

  17. Ronnie Clinard
    Lexington, TX

  18. Hope fuentes
    Temple, TX

    Sorry for your loss my prayers are with y'all

  19. Sandra Gossage
    Appomattox, VA

    Nancy I am so sorry for your loss having loss my mother and father I know your loss. Sending prayers to everyone. Love to all, Sandra

  20. Sandra Gossage
    Appomattox, VA

    Nancy I am so sorry for your loss having loss my mother and father I know your loss. Sending prayers to everyone. Love to all, Sandra

  21. Christopher Kirby
    Marshville, NC

    Condolences for all the family out in Texas from the the Kirby's in North Carolina.

  22. Jeannie Williford
    Temple, TX

    You will be dearly missed! Always giving us hugs and grew up all my life with you and my cousins. Your memory will always live forever. Love you Aunt Lene

  23. Brenda Standfield
    Temple, TX

    Love you "Aunt Lene".

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