Virginia J. Kirby


Virginia J. Kirby, 92, Dickinson, died Tuesday, April 23, 2019 surrounded by family at the Country House, Dickinson. A Celebration of Life Service for Virginia will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, June 8, 2019 at Ladbury Funeral Service. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service.

Virginia Jessie “Sis” Barney was born October 28, 1926 in Cando to William and May (Brunskill) Barney. She was raised in Grand Forks and graduated from Grand Forks Central High School in 1944.

She attended the University of North Dakota until her marriage to Ward Kirby on June 10, 1947. After Ward graduated from U.N.D. Law School and living in New York City for a year, they moved to Dickinson in 1957 and resided here since that time.

Virginia was a member of the Prairie Winds United Methodist Church and a member of P.E.O. for over 50 years. She also belonged to McDonald’s Monday morning coffee group. Ruth Circle, birthday groups and the Order of the Eastern Star.

She loved her family, especially spending time with them at the cabin on Lake Benedict for over 20 years. Virginia enjoyed attending her grandchildren’s activities. She loved her home and her friends.

Virginia is survived by her children, Laurie (Lance), Bismarck, Jan (Dennis) Biederstedt, Dickinson, Jeff (Sylvia) Kirby and Kristi (Don) Rasmussen, Dickinson; her dear grandchildren, Michael (Saundra), Erika, Chad (Brianne), Jenna, Christopher (Ashley), Kelley (Cody), Kathryn (Fosa), Scott, Brooke, and Paige (Austin) Hibl; great-grandchildren, Cooper, Bodie, Zander, Saylor, Hadley and one more arriving in July.

She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Ward; her precious daughter, “Kathy” Kathryn Ann; her parents; brother, Bill; great-grandson, Nolan; and grand-son-in-law, Zach Craig.

In lieu of flowers, please consider giving a memorial to the Stark County Veterans Memorial Park.

Celebration of Life Service at Ladbury Funeral Service Saturday, June 08, 2019 1 P.M.
Visitation at Ladbury Funeral Service Saturday, June 08, 2019 12 P.M. to 1 P.M.


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