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Brenda Sue (Rhoton) Kirby, 67, passed away Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018, in Kokomo. She was born July 4, 1950, to the late William and Ada Rhoton in Kingsport, Tennessee.
Brenda was raised in Gate City, Virginia, and graduated from high school in Virginia. She later married the love of her life, Kenneth L Kirby, July 23, 1970, at Jefferson Baptist Church, Kokomo.
Brenda devoted her life to raising her children and grandchildren. She was an avid bowler and enjoyed playing softball, antiquing, and crafts. She loved spending time with her husband most of all.
In addition to her husband, Kenneth, Brenda is survived by her daughters, Charlotte Holaday, Stacy (Chad) Birchler, and Stephanie (Randy M.) Ramberger; son, Samuel (Cassie) Kirby; grandchildren, Aaron Birchler, Natalie Haddad, Isabella Kirby-Ramberger, Aidan Birchler, Gavin Kirby, Ava Ramberger, Shyla Ramberger, Journey Brackett, Gracie Kirby, and Wrigley Kirby.
In addition to her parents, Brenda was preceded in death by her sisters, Margaret Lane, Francis Louise Pier, and Geraldine Thompson; and a nephew, Thomas William Rhoton.
There will be a public visitation for Brenda from 3 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 25, at Sunset Memory Garden Funeral Home, with a funeral service immediately following at 6 p.m. Friends and relatives are then invited to have a meal at Cross Roads Community Church in Kokomo.
Memorial contributions in Brenda's name may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.
To leave online condolences, please visit sunsetmemorygarden.com.
Published on January 24, 2018
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