Carolyn Jean Kirby, 76, passed away suddenly on Monday, August 30, 2021 at Deaconess Gibson Hospital. She had resided in Princeton for the past 51 years with her husband and high school sweetheart, Gilbert Kirby whom she married June 16, 1968. She loved spending her time with family, playing piano and accordion, and besting Gilbert at cards or scrabble. People were always drawn to her beautiful smile and gentle spirit, and she would quickly be deep in conversation with people she had just met. She looked, and found, the good in people because she genuinely cared. She will be dearly missed.
Jean is survived by her husband, Gilbert Kirby; daughters, Angie Key (Jimmy) of Evansville, Jennifer Boughton (Neal) of Evansville, and Crystal Sherman (Robert) of Cincinnati, Ohio; grandchildren, Tyler Moore (Kayce), Ryan Moore (Nikki), and Elena Boughton; great-grandchildren, Aiden, Callie, and Liam Moore.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Leo and Mary (Hogg) Wiest.
A funeral service will be held at 3:30 PM Thursday, September 2, 2021 at Colvin Funeral Home in Princeton. Interment will follow at Columbia White Church Cemetery in Princeton. A visitation will be held from 1:30 until the service hour, 3:30 PM at the funeral home Thursday.
Online condolences can be left at www.colvinfuneralhome.com where you can also light a candle in loving memory of Jean. Colvin Funeral Home in honored to serve the Kirby family.