Opal Irene Kirby, 81, of Kennett, died Thursday, Jan. 22, 2004, at Heritage Nursing Center in Kennett.
Born Aug. 20, 1922, at Kennett, a daughter of the late Thomas Irvon and Stella Morgan Arnold, she was a member of Varner River Baptist Church.
She married William Barney Kirby, Jr., who preceded her in death on Nov. 1, 1982. She was also preceded in death by four brothers, Glen, Paul, Sonny and Douglas Arnold and one sister, Eva Jones.
Surviving are one sister, Dorothy Fuller of Webb City, Mo., nieces and nephews.
Graveside services were 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24, at Memorial Gardens Cemetery at Kennett with the Rev. Lonnie Mittag officiating.
Arrangements under direction of McDaniel Funeral Service of Kennett.