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Darlene Kirby
April 2, 1935  -  July 31, 2017

 

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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