Howard E. Kirby, Sr. (90) of Glen Carbon

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Published on June 22 2013 8:27 am

Howard E. Kirby Sr., 90, of Glen Carbon passed away at 5:25 PM Thursday, June 20, 2013 at the University Health Care Center, Edwardsville.

Graveside services will be 10 AM Monday, June 24, 2013 at the Edgewood Cemetery with military rites by Edgewood American Legion Post #1168. Memorials are requested to the Edgewood American Legion Post #1168.

Howard was born on November 7, 1922 in Effingham Co., the son of Houston and Eva (Nailer) Kirby. He married Betty L. Ernst on October 17, 1948 at Edgewood and she preceded him in death on January 9, 1983.

He was a retired maintenance worker from F.S. Grow Mart and loved fishing. Howard was also an US Army veteran of WWII.

Surviving are his daughters, Linda (Danny) Stennett of Tuscola and Connie Dake of Glen Carbon; brother, Richard (Jane) Kirby of Williamsville, 9 grandchildren, and 5 great grandchildren.

In addition to his wife, preceding him in death were his parents, daughter, Cindy in infancy, son, Howard Jr., 1 brother, and 2 sisters.