Mary Lou (Smith) Kirby

July 5, 2015

Mary Lou (Smith) Kirby 77, of Frankfort, died at 8:30 a.m. July 5, 2015 at Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis.  Born December 17, 1937 in Frankfort to Merle ‘Pete’ Smith & Mary (Insenhower) Smith Huffer.  Her first marriage was to Lawrence Lane in 1954 and they later divorced. On May 17, 1968 she married Peter B. Kirby and he preceded her in death on September 1, 1994. Following the death of Pete, she and Mr. Lane reunited for 10 years until his passing. Mrs. Kirby attended Frankfort High School. She spent most of her life as a homemaker & mother and loved every minute of it. Mrs. Kirby attended Antioch Church. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and a former member of the Eagles Auxiliary, both in Frankfort. Mary Lou will be remembered as a caring, humorous and wonderful mother and friend to many.

Visitation and Services

Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, July 8, 2015 at Goodwin Funeral Home. Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, July 9th at the funeral home. Pastor Dave Klipp will officiate. Burial will be in Green Lawn Memorial Park. Memorial donations may be made to the Clinton County Humane Society.

Survived by:

Daughter: Sandy (Kevin) Howe of Frankfort 4 Sons: Herbert N. (Tammy) Lane of Frankfort Kelvin J. (Rhonda) Lane of Frankfort John S. (Pam) Kirby of Frankfort Adam H. (partner Roger Turner) Kirby of Frankfort 1 Sister: Catherine “Kate” Huffer Wallsmith of Frankfort 14 Grandchildren, Cody, Kasey, Kameran, Clairese, Matthew, Keisha, Jeff, Mandy, Madison, McKenzie, Sasha, Brody, Taylor and Kye and 13 Great Grandchildren.

Preceded by:

2 brothers, 2 sisters and 1 grandson, Mark “Bobby” Howe in 2006.


Leave your Condolences

11 Condolences for “Mary Lou (Smith) Kirby”

  1. Kim (Pettit) Amonett July 6, 2015 at 5:39 pm

    Mary Lou was the funniest, sweet, kindest woman I have known. She will be missed, but I am sure they are having a wonderful time up in heaven. Praying for comfort for the family.

  2. Sherry L July 6, 2015 at 6:57 pm

    Adam I am so sorry for the lose of your mom, and grandma to Madison and McKenzie, and to the whole family. It is just so sad that she had to go. Losing a parent is something very hard to go thru. There isn’t any words I can say to make this any easier for you and your family. I said prayers for your mom for her to get better. Time will make things a little easier but it will always be hard. I hope you will soon have peace and always think of happy memories of her. She was a VERY NICE LADY! Thinking of you and your whole family during this very difficult time.

  3. Melissa Smith July 7, 2015 at 12:55 am

    John, Pam, and family
    My family’s thoughts and prayers are with your family.

  4. Madison July 7, 2015 at 3:24 pm

    My grandma was the nicest person I have ever met. She was a great women. She was the strongest person in this whole world as a fighter. I was always so close to her, we did EVERYTHING together. I stayed with her all the time, always went shopping and went out to lunch. She took me anywhere I wanted to go. She was my best friend my shoulder to cry on. Never told my secrets I told her. All I have to say is that she was my favorite person in this whole world . I love you so much grandma! Rest in peace.

  5. Judy Northington Hsle July 7, 2015 at 7:33 pm

    So sorry for your loss! A dear sweet lady!!! I’m in Florida on vacation so I will not be able to attend! My thoughts and prayers are with you!

  6. Charlie & JoAnn Turner July 7, 2015 at 8:01 pm

    Dear Mary Lou, In the two an a half years that I’ve know you, I feel that we had so much in common, the love of our family. To me, you were a very strong & what a fighter you were, to over come all that you went through in the past 2 years. Adam, Roger, an to all your family, you have our deepest sympathy. Your Mom was one of the sweetest person I’ve known, she was funny, we talked a lot about family, past & present, I’ve heard a lot of funny things. She loved talking about her kids, all I know is that her greatest wish, was for all of you to be a family. I know, that Sunday night, when you all were together, she knew, and I think that she was finally at peace. Charlie & I both loved your Mom, an she will sadly be missed by all of us. May God give you all the comfort you need at this time. Just love each other & I know that would be the greatest gift you could ever give her. Rest with the Angels, Mary Lou. We will also miss you an your beautiful smile.

  7. Patty & Randy Parks July 7, 2015 at 10:11 pm

    Sandy and family, So sorry to hear of Mary Lou’s passing. Wonderful lady. I will always remember her laugh!
    My heart is heavy for you and our prayers are with you all.

  8. Deborrah (Buntin) Burgess July 8, 2015 at 1:41 pm

    Dear Adam, I am so very sorry to hear about your mother! My prayers & thoughts are w/ you & your family ! I hope you are doing well besides this ! You were a good friend to Jason & Cindy has told me that your mother was very good to Jason as well ! Treasure your wonderful memories of your mother Adam ! Love, Debi

  9. Connie Blubaugh July 9, 2015 at 7:45 am

    Sorry for your loss. Know all my prayers are with you. She was such a sweet lady and will be missed.

  10. Don and Debbie Baker July 10, 2015 at 4:10 pm

    We are very sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. Praying for comfort and peace for all, during these difficult days.

  11. McKenzie Kirby July 26, 2015 at 12:58 pm

    My grandma was the best grandma anyone could have. My favorite person in the whole wide world. She was always there for me every step of the way. She was like a best friend to me. I knew I could go to her whenever I needed her or just needed a friend. She was very opened about anything and everything and told you straight up how things were. She was also very kind hearted and sweet and everyone just loved being around. She could turn a bad day into good in just seconds. I miss her so much but I know she’s in a better place now. She’s peaceful. I grew up around my grandma. Every day we were together. She was always there. So many memories. I love her so much! Rip grandma!

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