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Joan Y. Kirby
Joan Y. KirbyTeacherJoan Y. Kirby 87, of Prospect, formerly of Richwood, died early Sunday morning May 6, 2018 at the Marion Manor.

She was born June 22, 1930 in Mt. Victory to the late Francis H. and Mary (McWade) Yoakam, she was also preceded in death by her siblings, Francis, Samuel and Perry Yoakam and Shiranne Perkins.

Joan was a retired school teacher having taught elementary grades in the North Union School District, first at the Jackson, then York and finally at the Magnetic Springs building.

She loved working in her flower garden, she was a member of the Richwood Garden Club and former member of the O.E.S.

But for Joan it was always about the family, whether it was taking care of them, or watching their activities or just spending time together. Whenever she was with family, there was a smile on her face.

On March 1, 1953 in Mt. Victory she married Richard Kirby and he survives, also surviving are their children: Mike (Jill) Kirby of Richwood, Darrel Kirby of Prospect, Bryce Kirby of Millersburg and Karen (Randy) Riffle of Richwood.
Grandchildren: Kacy Kirby, Karmon (Alex) Dorsey, Kayne (Kathleen) Kirby, Drew (Laurie) Kirby, Cameron (Alex) Kirby, Summer (Dustin) Balzer, Jared (Andrea) Kirby, Randall (Tara) Riffle, Darin (Katrina) Riffle, Dustin (Amanda) Riffle and Kirby (Justin Robinson) Riffle.
Great grandchildren: Lexi, Luke, Mason, Kennedy, Hudson, Stella, Mallory, Grant, Kendall, Rhett, Weston, Kinley, Kylee, Kale, Beckham, Addison, Jordan, Tarren, Rylan, Reeslyn, Ryder, Rynlee, Lacetyn, Braylen, Kadrin, Wesley, Kylie, Kory, Sidney, Blake and Kingston
Special friend: Paulette Fegley

Funeral services will be held Friday May 11, 2018 at 11:00 am at the Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home in Richwood, Pastor Joseph Rhea will officiate, burial will follow in the Price Cemetery. Friends may call Thursday from 4-7 pm at the funeral home in Richwood

Memorial gifts may be made to the Richwood Independent Fair at PO Box 71 Richwood, Ohio 43344

Condolences and remembrances may be expressed at www.stofcheck-ballinger.com


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#1 from: Kay walters
 
Mon, May 7, 2018 at 5:35 PM

My Thoughts an Prayers  are with all of you.



#2 from: Karen Milburn
Marion
Mon, May 7, 2018 at 6:27 PM

Cherish the Memories I know you have Many...Joan was a Sweet Lady~Sending Love and Prayers!
Karen & Ken



#3 from: Sue Clem
Bellefontaine
Mon, May 7, 2018 at 7:36 PM

Sorry to hear Joan passed away. Was in garden club with her and she was a very nice lady.



#4 from: Teresa Raber
Dover Oh
Mon, May 7, 2018 at 7:41 PM

Aunt Joan was a sweet lady who made you always feel welcome.
Send our love and prayers
Teresa & Jim Raber



#5 from: Atlanta Yoder
Stone Creek Ohio
Mon, May 7, 2018 at 7:48 PM

I love and miss you aunt Jo, we didn't get to see you as much as we wanted to,  but enjoyed visiting you when we were together
Love your niece Atlanta and Ray Yoder family



#6 from: Judy Hall Baker
Marysville
Mon, May 7, 2018 at 8:26 PM

So sorry for your loss, my thoughts and prayers are with you all. She will be missed.



#7 from: Sharon
Prospect Ohio
Mon, May 7, 2018 at 8:42 PM

Karen sorry for your loss prayers and thoughts are with you and your family god bless



#8 from: Paula Price
Prospect
Mon, May 7, 2018 at 8:42 PM

She was a smile she was warm and inviting she was a hug and she touched many hearts and lives. She will be missed but we will meet again and can’t wait to see her.
Love Garyand Paula



#9 from: Donnie and Kathie (Davis) Pfister
 Northfield, Ohio
Mon, May 7, 2018 at 8:53 PM

We are so very sorry to hear of Joans passing. She was such a great lady and will be missed.



#10 from: Darla Waterwash
Delaware
Mon, May 7, 2018 at 8:53 PM

What a great lady. Always had a smile on her face and always so friendly!  She was so welcoming to us when we moved to Richwood. Prayers to the family.



#11 from: Bethany Rankin
Richwood
Mon, May 7, 2018 at 9:17 PM

Dave and I want you all to know we are lifting your whole family in prayer during this painful time. Joan was a sweet soul who always had a smile and a kind word. She will be missed by many.



#12 from: Diana Jordan
Richwood
Mon, May 7, 2018 at 9:23 PM

So sorry for your families loss. Joan was such a nice lady and always had a smile for everyone.  Prayers for you all.



#13 from: Bobbie Jo Allinder (McMahon)
Prospect
Mon, May 7, 2018 at 9:45 PM

Joan was my neighbor here in Prospect. So sad to hear the news when I came home Sunday from arranging my own mothers funeral, when Dick broke the news to my husband and I. Joan was a beautiful lady with a heart of gold. My prayers and thoughts go out to the whole family.  Yes, she absolutely loved her flowers. She definitely will be missed. I am here for you Dick. You know if you need anything,, I am right next door.  



#14 from: Gail DeGood-Guy and Tom Guy
Richwood
Mon, May 7, 2018 at 9:48 PM

Dear Mike and family.   Please accept our deepest sympathy.  We are so sorry for your loss.  God bless.  



#15 from: Glena Savage
Marion
Tue, May 8, 2018 at 6:09 AM

I am remembering you with heart-felt grief. My prayer is that you will be comforted by the great love of Jesus. I believe Joan is with Him now. His grace is sufficient as we mourn our loss.



#16 from: Claude & SanDee Tidd
 Richwood
Tue, May 8, 2018 at 6:13 AM

Condolences & prayers for the Kirby family! Known & loved her many years! Precious memories will see all through this sad time!



#17 from: Fred Smith
 
Tue, May 8, 2018 at 7:07 AM

To the family of Joan,I send my condolences to all,I always enjoyed talking to her,she always had a smile.So cheerful



#18 from: Star ross
Richwood
Tue, May 8, 2018 at 11:30 AM

Joan you will be deeply missed by family n friends. Michael n Robert loved coming over n visiting you when we were neighbors. We will miss you till we see you again.



#19 from: PEG CUSICK
4959 GOODING RD.
Tue, May 8, 2018 at 4:36 PM

I WANT YOU ALL TO KNOW YOU ARE IN OUR PRAYERS.SHE WAS 1 SPECIALLADY AND MOTHER!!    GOD BLESS YOU ALL! a



#20 from: Bill and Judy Walker and Family
Aylmer Ontario Canada
Wed, May 9, 2018 at 10:55 AM

Our memories of Joan will always be treasured and our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. She was a lovely lady and she will be missed



#21 from: Judy Anderson
Judy52A@aol.com
Wed, May 9, 2018 at 10:57 AM

Rob and I want you to know our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time of saying good-bye to a wife, a mother, a grandmother,a sister and friend... May the Lord give you the strength needed for each day.



#22 from: Bev Kandel
Richwood, Ohio
Wed, May 9, 2018 at 11:35 AM

So sorry for ur loss, may the Lord give u strength and comfort



#23 from: Leanna Cereoli
Richwood
Wed, May 9, 2018 at 3:24 PM

You were just the sweetest lady Mrs.Kirby. I always enjoyed your company.



#24 from: Rev. Dr. Randy D. Cheney
 
Wed, May 9, 2018 at 5:41 PM

My deepest sympathies to all. May God's grace wash over you and may He give you strength in this harshest of times in one's life. One of the hardest paths in life is when we begin the rest of our journey without a wife and mother alongside of us. Joan was wonderful as both. May she now begin to enjoy the remainder of life's journey with our Lord. My prayers are with you.



#25 from: Rick & Leslie Riffle
Richwood, Ohio
Wed, May 9, 2018 at 5:56 PM

With a heavy heart, we want Karen and the Kirby family know how sorry we are to hear about Joan.  She was always a sweetheart with a friendly smile. Always think of the good times, and cherish those memories.  Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.



#26 from: Becca Ralston
Mount Gilead
Wed, May 9, 2018 at 7:37 PM

(Dick Kirby and family)

Sorry to hear about your love.
       
            Love,
        the Ralston family



#27 from: Karin & Rod Combs
Prospect, Ohio
Thu, May 10, 2018 at 9:09 AM

Prayers for peace of mind and settling of your hearts during this time.  She has a great family and be happy of the time you had here on earth with her.  



#28 from: The Hamilton Family
Richwood
Thu, May 10, 2018 at 1:22 PM

Thoughts and prayers to the family.  Hope the memories and love provide you with comfort and peace today and in the days to come.
Walt, Allison & Sam



#29 from: Rocky Lowe
lowe722@yahoo.com
Fri, May 11, 2018 at 1:22 AM

I have fond memories of Joan as my 3rd grade teacher and a very good friend of my mother. She made a positive impact on a lot of people’s lives both as a teacher and a friend. She will be missed!



#30 from: Gary Mannasmith
Creston, Ohio
Fri, May 11, 2018 at 11:32 AM

To Richard and the whole Kirby family my prayers
And condolences. Joan was a special lady and she will be missed by many. Let your faith bring you
comfort.







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