Frances Sue Kirby


Frances Sue Kirby, 77, Bunker Hill, passed away at 7:20 p.m. Tuesday, June 11, 2019, at her home. She was born July 10, 1941, in Russiaville, the daughter of the late Ralph and Lavene (Zerby) Colwell. She married Jake Kirby Sr., who preceded her in death.
Sue was a 1959 graduate of Western High School. She worked for Hewitt Tool and Die for 10 years. Sue managed The Depot in Russiaville, worked at RT Pizza, and the Farr Place Restaurant. Sue was a member of Main Street Christian Church, where she sang in the choir and served as church custodian. She was an avid Cubs fan, and loved watching her grandchildren's sporting events.
Sue is survived by her sons, Dan (Becky) Wolf, Jake (Nancy) Kirby, Jeremy Kirby, and Joseph (Becky) Kirby; 13 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren; and sisters, Martha (Kent) Milburn and Marilyn (Jim) Soblotne.
Sue was preceded in death by her parents; husband; son, Bill Wolf; grandchildren, Alex Shipp and Charlotte Kirby; and sisters, Barbara Colwell and Jean (Paul) Tacket.
Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Friday, June 14, 2019, at Stout & Son Funeral Home, 200 E. Main St., Russiaville, with Pastor Jim Soblotne officiating. Friends are invited to visit with the family from noon to 3 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Sue's memory to the Main Street Christian Church Choir. Messages of condolence may be left online at
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Published on June 13, 2019
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Angelique (Peters) Roberts
Jun 14, 2019
I'm so sorry to have seen this she truly was a great woman. Amber if their is anything I can do for you, you know how to get a hold of me.
Beth (Hightower) Smith
Jun 14, 2019
So sorry for your loss and the loss to the world, Sue was a beautiful soul to all of us around her,, and involved in the life. I will truly miss her and the bond we had may not have been much, but it will last forever,, love you always SUE.
Anna Purcell (Graves)
Jun 13, 2019
I’m so sorry to hear of Sue’s passing. I have so many fond memories of her. Prayers for you Danny and the rest of the family. 🙏🏼❤️