Geree Meree Kirby | 1917-2014

Published Wednesday, August 20, 2014

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Geree Meree Kirby

Geree Meree Kirby, 97, died Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, in Decatur.

Graveside service is 2 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 17, at Elmwood Cemetery in Bowie with her nephew, Dr. Jim Kirby, officiating. Burial is under the direction of Shaw’s Funeral Home in Bowie.

Geree was born April 5, 1917, in Crafton to Wiley and Dora Higgs. She married Hobby Kirby April 4, 1940, in Wellington. Mrs. Kirby was a devoted member of the Methodist Church and 72-year member of the Grand Chapter of Texas, Order of the Eastern Star in Dumas.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; sister Wilma Huntington; and brothers Jimmy Higgs, Weldon Higgs, M.L. Higgs and Billy Jack Higgs.

She is survived by her sister-in-law, Maxine Higgs; niece Kasi Elder and husband, Jeff; nephew Jay Higgs and wife, Amber; great-nephews Erik and Bryce Elder and Hunter Higgs, all of Decatur.

There are numerous other nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, as well as her extended family and friends at Governor’s Ridge in Decatur.

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