Patsy Aliece Kirby

October 15, 1932January 14, 2021

Patsy Aliece Kirby died peacefully on January 14, 2021 in her home in Sherman, TX. Patsy Aliece, affectionately known as “Gran”, was born on October 15, 1932 in the Red Oak Flat community of Cherokee County, Texas in the home of Doctor Butler and Finis B. White Henry. During her elementary years she attended Salem School and graduated from Troup High School in 1949. She went on to earn a nursing degree from Northwestern State University (Natchitoches, LA) in 1953. Throughout her 51 year nursing career, she also worked in various nursing facilities, doctor’s offices, and general hospitals in Texas and Kansas. After passing her board exams most notably, she worked as a Registered Professional Nurse at Patterson Memorial Hospital, Henderson Memorial Hospital and East Texas Medical Center (Tyler, TX). Her distinguished nursing career also included teaching obstetrics at ETMC School of Nursing in Tyler and pediatrics at Brackenridge School of Nursing in Austin, Texas. On August 26, 1956, she married Clarence E. Kirby at First Methodist Church in Troup, Texas and was married for 55 years. She was an active member at Pollard United Methodist Church (Tyler, TX), a member of United Methodist Women, PEO, and Junior League of Pampa, TX.

Patsy was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence, her father, Butler Henry, her mother, Finis and great grandchild, Trae Kuhn. She is survived by her four children: Kevin Kirby (Kay Ellen) of Sherman, TX; Aliece Brake (Al) of Houston, TX; Butler Kirby (Gayle) of Hurst, TX and Lynn Kuhn (Steve) of Pampa, TX; grandchildren, Emily Kirby, Lauren Kirby, Bailey Murray, MacKenzie Murray, Dustin Kuhn (Haley) and Kirsten Kuhn; and great grandchildren Calvin and Oliver Kuhn.

A visitation will be held at Lloyd James Funeral Home in Tyler, TX (1011 East First Street) on Friday, January 22, 2021 from 5 - 7 pm. A private graveside service will be held at Henry’s Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery in Troup, TX (4539 FM 13 East) at 10:30 am Saturday, January 23, followed by a memorial service at 11:00 am in the Church, which is open to all who wish to attend. If desired, In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Henry’s Chapel UMC, P.O. Box 601, Troup, Texas 75789 or Chapter DN P.E.O., 103 Newport, Bullard, TX 75757 (Please make checks payable to P.E.O. International).


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Debbie Sadler Pratt

January 24, 2021

Patsy was my cousin. My daddy, Gerald Sadler , was first cousins with Patsy.

A smile appears on my face when I think of Patsy. She was always vibrant when she entered a room. She kept us up to date on the family. I always enjoyed the family update that she included in her Christmas cards.

I will miss her.

Joy Kopcha

January 22, 2021

To the Kirby family,
I am so sorry to learn of the loss of your dear mother. When your parents lived in Hays she and my mom, Janet Leiker, became close friends. Patsy's Texas accent and joyful laugh became a constant presence in our home. How could you not be happier when she was there? Even after my own mother died eight years ago Patsy and my father continued to swap Christmas letters each year. She was a dear woman and a genuine friend to our family. God bless you all as you mourn her.

Peggy Marcom

January 22, 2021

Dear Kirby Family,

Thinking and praying for you in the loss of your Mother. She was so good to visit Otis and I always enjoyed her positive attitude and beautiful smile. Her sweet spirit will be missed!

Peggy Crow Marcom

Cynthia Singleton Judge

January 21, 2021

Our sympathy and love. I am remembering “Kirby”, Patsy, P Joe, and Dot and their long-time friendship. It is like my last link to P Joe is gone with your mother’s passing. We have to keep those memories close to our hearts. Friends forever.

Don Crow

January 21, 2021

Kevin, Aliece, Butler and Lynn,
I am so sorry for your loss. I will never forget the summer between 4th and 5th grade that I came and stayed with you guys in Pampa and your mom was so welcoming. Once she moved to East Tx I always enjoyed visiting with her at Thanksgiving when the whole family would get together in Tyler. That's when I would catch up on all of y'all and who was doing what and where. God bless your families during this time of grief.


LeAnn Eltze

January 20, 2021

Patsy was a great friend. I enjoyed her sense of humor. She would do anything to help others. I was blessed to have her as a friend.

Michael Lindsay

January 20, 2021

Kevin Aliece, Butler and Lyn,
Your Mom and Dad were like a second pair parents to me on grinnel street in Perryton when we all growing up and made my moms passing easier. She truly was a great lady and I will miss her. Peace be with all you knowing that she is in heaven now.

Pat Prouty

January 20, 2021

Dear Kirby Family,
My deepest sympathy to you all.
Patsy came into my life about 9 years ago through P.E.O. (Philanthropic Education Organization). She was such a lovely, kind and exceptionally wonderful person. She had the most infectious sense of humor and a wonderful wit. I will always remember her positive attitude toward life, she was an inspiration!
Sweet Patsy was a 33 year member of P.E.O. (Philanthropic Education Organization) and a cherished member of Chapter DN, Tyler. She will be missed by us all.

Ron and Cindy Minter

January 19, 2021

Thinking of you and your family BK and sending you all our love and prayers. Blessings.


Cindy and Ron Minter

Zindi Walberg-Cooper

January 19, 2021

Dearest Kirby Family,

I will always remember Mrs. Kirby welcoming her beautiful home to me as a teenager in Pampa, Texas.

My memory of her constant way of loving, caring & compassion for others will be in my heart forever!

Mrs. Kirby is now with Jesus, and all of His angels are hugging her with their fluffy white wings!

I am sorry for your loss!