Jessie G. Kirkbride

January 18, 1915February 22, 2021

Jessie G. Kirkbride, 106, was born on January 18, 1915 in Kansas City, Missouri, died February 22, 2021 in Shawnee, Kansas.

She was predeceased by her husband, C.R. Kirkbride in 1975, her son Gary L. Edwards of Kansas City, Missouri in 2020 and her step-son, Robert Kendall Kirkbride of Los Angeles, California.

She and her husband were charter members of Rolling Hills Presbyterian Church in Overland Park. She was an elder and a deacon in the church and served as the wedding coordinator for 25 years.

Mrs. Kirkbride was an office manager for Prudential Insurance Company where she was employed for 29 years. She was a bookkeeper for Woolf Brothers before she retired in 1990. She was a member of the Baptist Lutheran Medical Center Auxiliary and past president of that organization. She also was a volunteer at the hospital for many years. She served as a volunteer at the Johnson County Community College.

Memorial services will be held at the church and a private burial will be at Mount Moriah Cemetery South.

The family requests no flowers and suggests contributions to Rolling Hills and Wayside Waifs.


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David Moore

February 25, 2021

Jessie was a wonderful friend to our family. She was always there to support my grandmother, Dorothy when she was going thru tough times and was always there for my Mother. I remember the good times we shared when we would visit her for swimming days at the Bordeaux. I was her official car detailer. Her visits were always a special event and her happy jovial personality made you feel special. Jessie never lost an argument and led by the example to never let anyone push you around. I will always remember the thoughtful gifts from the heart she would bring to the family at Christmas gatherings. She always sent me birthday cards and I felt her love for me as a family member. I remember enjoying the home-made cakes she brought us for Easter and Halloween. We will miss Jessie, she touched many souls in her long and eventful life.

Carol Chartrand

February 24, 2021

Such wonderful memories of working with Jessie at Woolf Brothers! She was one of a kind and force to be reckoned with...loved her dearly! My sympathies to all her family.

Derek Moore

February 24, 2021

Jessi was a friend to us all of our lives!
She was a part of every era... life and times...
The legacy to those that knew her are forever secured.

Beth Pearson

February 23, 2021

Mary, Waldo and family,
So sorry to hear this.
May God Bless you guys in your time of grief.
Jessie sure was a force to be reckoned a good way.
I will always cherish my years of knowing and loving her.
Last but not least all the card games of kings in the corner with her, too many to count.
She was so blessed to have you guys.
May she rest in peace.🙏❤