Margaret E. Kirby
Margaret E. Kirby
  • June 25, 1921 - November 14, 2017
  • East Peoria, Illinois

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Margaret E. Kirby, 96, of East Peoria, Illinois, formerly of Pekin, passed away at her residence Tuesday, November 14, 2017 surrounded by her loving family. She was born on June 25, 1921 in Ellsworth, Illinois to Fred and Fern (Jennings) Bartscht. She married Alonzo "George” Kirby on October 1, 1957 in Springfield, Illinois. He preceded her in death in August of 1997 in Pekin. She was also preceded in death by one son, John Green, one granddaughter, Shelly McGath, one brother and one sister.

She is survived by one daughter, Ann McGath of Washington, Illinois; three granddaughters, Maurianne Nace, Cindy (Mike) Bruketa and Rhonda McKelvey; fourteen great grandchildren, Casey, Emily, Ryan, Katie, Matt, Kyle, Marissa, Joe, Corie, Dakota, Dusty, Emily, Jessica and Mitch; one great great grandson, Hunter.

Cremation rites will be accorded. The Davison Fulton Bartonville Chapel is handling her arrangements. Memorials may be made to the A. R. K. Humane Society in Lacon. You may create an online condolence at