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William "Bill" Kirby

February 4, 1936 March 12, 2016
William "Bill" Kirby
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Obituary for William "Bill" Kirby

William “Bill” Kirby, 80, of Mount Carmel, IL passed away on Saturday, March 12, 2016 at Oakview Heights Continuous Care & Rehab.

He was born on February 4, 1936 in Gibson County, IN the son of Raymond and Dorothy (Kendle) Kirby. Bill faithfully served his country in the United States Army.

He worked as a welder for Mount Carmel Machine Shop and Bridgeport Machine & Welding Shop. Bill loved spending time outdoors hunting and camping. He had a passion for air planes and very much enjoyed attending air shows in Osh Kosh Wisconsin. Bill was a member of The Mount Carmel Masonic Lodge #239. He will be deeply missed.

He is survived by his children, Lori (Tony) Abel of Keensburg, IL, Jeff (Elizabeth) Kirby of Marion, IL and John (Tracy) Kirby of Salina, KS; siblings, Phyllis Helseth, Reba Sollman and Gilbert Kirby; 10 grandchildren, including Emily and Logan Abel whom Bill loved spending time with.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Bob Kirby; and two sons, Mike Kirby and William Kirby II.

Family and friends are invited to gather from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 16, 2016 in the Chapel of Keepes Funeral Home with Pastor Allan Wright officiating.

Funeral services will be 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at the funeral home with Pastor Allan Wright officiating. Burial will follow at Columbia White Church Cemetery in Princeton, IN.

Memorial contributions may be made in Bill’s memory to Mount Carmel Masonic Lodge #239. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home or can be mailed to Keepes Funeral Home, 1500 North Cherry Street, Mount Carmel, IL 62863

Keepes Funeral Home is serving the family with the arrangements. To view Bill’s tribute wall and leave online condolences for the Kirby family, please visit www.KeepesFuneralHome.com.

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Previous Events

Visitation

Wednesday

16

Mar

12:00 PM 3/16/2016 12:00:00 PM - 1:00 PM 3/16/2016 1:00:00 PM
Keepes Funeral Home

1500 N. Cherry
Mount Carmel, IL 62863

Keepes Funeral Home
1500 N. Cherry Mount Carmel 62863 IL
United States

Funeral Service

Wednesday

16

Mar

1:00 PM 3/16/2016 1:00:00 PM
Keepes Funeral Home

1500 N. Cherry
Mount Carmel, IL 62863

Keepes Funeral Home
1500 N. Cherry Mount Carmel 62863 IL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Columbia White Church Cemetery Final Resting Place

Princeton, IN

Princeton IN
United States
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