Born March 29, 1913, in Kennett, she was the daughter of the late John R. and Josephine Kelly McGehee. She graduated from Poplar Bluff Nursing School in 1962 and worked as a nurse at Morehead Clinic in Malden until her retirement in 1981. She was a member of the Malden United Methodist Church.
On May 3, 1932, in Caruthersville, Mo., she married Robert Cook Kirkbride Sr. He preceded her in death April 15, 2002. She was also preceded in death by three brothers, Charley, Lee and Eddie McGehee.
Survivors include one son, Robert Kirkbride Jr. and wife, Janice, of Fenton, Mo.; one daughter, Karen Menard and husband, Don, of Livingston, Texas; five grandchildren, Brad Kirkbride of Fenton, Bruce Menard of Chesterton, Ind., Leanne Bollinger of Jackson, Mo., Kirk Menard of Wentzville, Mo., and Steve Menard of Columbia, Mo.; and seven great-grandchildren.
The funeral service was held Wednesday, Nov. 17, at the Landess Funeral Chapel in Malden with the Rev. Stan Wood officiating. Burial was in the Memorial Park Cemetery in Malden.
Memorials may be made to the Malden United Methodist Church or the Malden Public Library.