Eva L. Kirby, 87, of rural Urbana a former Paxton resident died at 9:38 a.m. Sunday, August 17, 2014 at Country Health Nursing Home of Gifford.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, August 21, 2014, at Baier Family Funeral Services, 406 E Pells Street, Paxton with Rev. Charlie McDonald and Pastor Jacob Jordan officiating. Burial will follow in Glen Cemetery, Paxton.
Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday (August 20) at the funeral home.
Eva was born October 1, 1926 in Neoga a daughter of Lewis and Eva Gertrude Kingery Brown. She married Laurence Kirby April 4, 1947 in the Methodist Church Parsonage, Paxton.
She is survived by her husband, Laurence; a daughter, Connie (Gary) Jordan of Missouri; two sons, Eugene Kirby of Champaign; Larry (Jennifer) Kirby of Rantoul; three grandsons, Jacob, Joshua and Matthew Jordan; one granddaughter, Fallon Kirby; two great grandsons, Nikolas and Lucas Jordan; one great granddaughter, Lily Grace Jordan; three sisters, Annabelle Anderson of Paxton, Beverly Brown of East Peoria, Patsy (Roy) Elliott of Paxton; two brothers, Jewel (Jacqueline) Brown of Bourbonnais and Lewis (Corinne) Brown Jr. of Paxton.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters and three brothers.
Eva graduated from Paxton High School in 1945. She was a member of the United Methodist Church. Eva and her husband moved from Paxton to the Champaign-Urbana area in 1958. She enjoyed getting together with classmates, canning, cleaning, cooking, bird watching, and gardening and always took pride in her flower beds.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, the Breast Cancer Society or an organization of the donor’s choice. Condolences may be offered at www.baierfuneralservices.com.