Shelby County Indiana
The Terre Haute Tribune
LINTON, Ind., Dec. 12 (Special) -- Mrs. Gertrude Kirkley, 69 years old, of Linton, died at 2 o'clock Tuesday morning at the Freeman-Greene County Hospital. Surviving are two* daughters, Mrs. Dorothy Smith of Spencer; one sister, Miss Jane Miller** of Gas City; three brothers, Jack of Gas City, Harvey of Jonesboro and Joe of Terre Haute. Services will be at the Anderson-Poindexter Memory Chapel at 1 o'clock Thursday afternoon. The Rev. Harold Carter and Major Gertrude Calvert will officiate and burial will be in Fairview cemetery.
Vigo County, Indiana
Wednesday, 12 Dec 1962
*Although the article said she had two daughters, only one was mentioned in this obituary.
** In her father’s obituary, she is referred to as Mrs. Paul Miller.
Contributed by Phyllis Fleming and Betty Kitchen
The Linton Daily Citizen
William A. Kirkley, 67 years old, of Linton, a retired coal miner, died at 12:45 o'clock this morning at his home at 739 First street southwest. He had been in failing health for ten years. Mr. Kirkley had resided in the Linton community for 42 years, and had been employed in a number of coal mines in this area. He was born in Worthington on April 8, 1891,* and was the son of John and Emma Hayden Kirkley. He was a member of the Linton Salvation Army post.
Greene County, Indiana
8 Jul 1958
Dies Here Today
Mr. Kirkley is survived by the widow, Mrs. Gertrude Miller Kirkley, to whom he was married Oct. 8, 1915; one daughter, Mrs. C. R. "Shorty" Smith of Spencer; a brother, Herschel Kirkley of Martinsville, and a sister, Mrs. Sadie Burch of Kelso, Wash.
The body of the deceased was taken to the Anderson-Poindexter Memory Chapel, to lie in state after 7:00 o'clock this evening. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 o’clock Thursday afternoon at the Memory Chapel, with Rev. Roydon Rea officiating, and burial will be made in Fairview cemetery.
*Betty's note: Although this was the date given on the U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942, on both the Indiana, Marriage Collection, 1800-1941 and the U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, the date given was April 15, 1892.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming and Betty Kitchen
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