Barbara "Barb" Lee Anderson, daughter of the late William Eldon Kirby and Elva Mae Grogan Kirby was born Nov. 10, 1937 in Kennett, and departed this life Tuesday, June 22, 2010 at the age of 72 years, 7 months and 12 days.
Barb served as a nurse for more than fifty years starting at Presnell Hospital in Kennett and most recently at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center in Paragould, Ark. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
Survivors include, three grandchildren, Dustin Brooks, Desiree McCready and Hannah Brooks Childress; two great-grandchildren, Patrick and Kayla McCready; one brother, Bobby D. Kirby; three sisters, Lucille Allen, Carroll Belt and Rosa Mae West; step-children, Laurie Ashe and Leah Costa; step-grandchildren: Ben Ashe, Fiona and Magnus Costa, and other relatives and many friends.
Barb was preceded in death by her son, Gary Bond Brooks; two sisters, Jean Watson and Helen Ford, and step-father, Melvin Pugh.
Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Friday, June 25, McDaniel Funeral Home in Kennett.
Graveside service will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, June 26, at Oak Ridge Cemetery in Kennett.