Goreville- Opal Gayle Kirby, age 92, of Goreville, formerly of Anna, passed away at 4:42pm on Friday, September 6, 2019 at Parkway Manor in Marion.
Gayle was born in Marion on August 18, 1927, the daughter of Francis and Carrie (Foster) Casper. She married Harold “Bud” Kirby in Goreville on March 27, 1946. Together, they shared thirty years of marriage, until his passing on July 28, 1976.
Prior to her retirement, Gayle had worked as a Licensed Practical Nurse at Choate Mental Health Center in Anna.
Son- Gregory Kirby and wife Jerry of Valparaiso, Indiana
Son- Nick Kirby and wife Chris of Gorham, Maine
Daughter- Peggy Carroll and husband Bill of Goreville
Eight Grandchildren- Joseph Krysa and wife Michelle
Vanessa Boyler and husband Sean
G. Logan Kirby
Kyle Kirby and wife Elizabeth
Megan Carroll Hope and husband Jack
Five Great Grandchildren
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, sister- Delores Culp, and brother- Buddy Casper.
A Celebration of Life service will be held at 6:30 PM on Saturday, September 28, 2019 at Blue Funeral Home in Goreville. A time of visitation will be held from 5:00 PM until 6:30 PM on Saturday, September 28, 2019 at Blue Funeral Home in Goreville.
For those who prefer, memorial donations are suggested to the American Cancer Society. For more information or to sign the memorial guest register, please visit www.bluefuneralhome.com.