April 6, 1928 to September 21, 2021
Loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and “Mom” to all her “adopted” children, quietly hugged God and took his hand to lead her to the Promised Land.
She is survived by her loving husband, Robert, of 66 years of blessed marriage. She is survived by her sister Joann. She is preceded in death by her brother, Charles D Kirtley. She is also preceded in death by her oldest son Jimmy, his wife Linn and their son Josh; and also her daughter-in-law, Brenda Benton. Her remaining children include - Alfred with wife Rachel, Linda with husband Leonard, Robert J with wife Mary Ann, and Charles “Chuck” with his wife Denise. Her 12 grand-children are Kale, Holly, Andrew, Jessica, Timothy, Austin, Matthew, Katlin, Jennifer, Scott, Shane and Stacey.
She had oodles of great-grand children…listed in no particular order. Can you guess who belongs to who? Stella Renee, Morgan Benton, Abigale Linn, Crosby Parks, Katrina Elizabeth, Christopher Cruz, Robert Weston, MacKenzie-Grace, Anne Genevieve, Natalie Taylor, William Cross, Daniel Price, Martha-Wade, and Kirtley Lane.
And it can’t go without saying, those many “adopted” children she brought into the family and loved; they in turn called her “Mom”, including Fred, Lori, Pete, Mark, Cheryl, and the list could go on and on… but only she would and could tell you each name and plenty about why she loved them. She will be missed greatly by all.
Viewing at Heritage Gardens Funeral Home, Niceville, FL, on Saturday, September 25, 2021 at 5pm with Service at 6pm. Following the service there will be food and fellowship at the DAV 112 building, 920 Hospital Drive, Niceville, Fl.
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