|Lola Eufalla Kirby, 97, of Big Springs, W.Va., went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Monday, March 2, 2009, at Minnie Hamilton Health System, Grantsville.|
She was born May 3, 1911, in Ritchie County, a daughter of the late Van and Ida Cox. She retired from B.F. Goodrich and was a member of Blessed Hope Baptist Church.
Surviving are three daughters, Betty Wagoner of Big Bend, Wanda Moore of Mogadore, Ohio, and Mestil Richards of Parkersburg; one sister, Glean McGill of Harrisville; two half-sisters, Lucy Reed of Smithville and Fay Holbert of Parkersburg; two half-brothers, Clell Cox of Smithville and Clinton Cox of Vienna; two sons-in-law, Ernest Wagoner of Big Bend and Thirman Gainer of Big Springs; two daughters-in-law, Anna Mae Kirby of Grantsville and Margaret Kirby of Big Springs; 14 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James Okey Kirby; two daughters, Maxine Eagle and Colleen Gainer; two sons, Dennis Kirby and Glennis Kirby; two sisters, Dicie Wright and Berbia Merritt; three brothers, Archie Cox, Mont Cox and Burr Cox; three sons-in-law, Basil Eagle, Bud Richards and Bill Moore; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Sunday at Blessed Hope Baptist Church, Big Springs. Interment will be in the Fluharty Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Saturday at Raiguel Funeral Home, Harrisville, and one hour prior to service Sunday at the church.