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James Leonard "Nine Fingers" Kirby
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Birth: Oct. 12, 1934
Death: Aug. 5, 2007

Mr. James L. "Nine Fingers" Kirby

October 12, 1934 - August 05, 2007

James Leonard Kirby, 72, of Litchfield, died Sun. Aug. 5, 2007 at 4:40 p.m. in Hillsboro Area Hospital in Hillsboro, IL. He was born Oct. 12, 1934 in Shipman, IL, a son of Harold L. & Elizabeth (Giffin) Kirby. He was the Lake Superintendent in Litchfield for 23 years and the Street Superintendent for the City of Litchfield for 15 years. He retired in April 2005. Prior to working for the city, Jim worked for the IL. Dept. of Soil Conservation. He had also served on the Litchfield City Council as a Jr. 3rd Ward Alderman. He belonged to Circle of Friends Rendevous. The Nine Fingers campsite at Lake Lou Yaeger in Litchfield was named in his honor. He was an avid sports fan. In his spare time, he enjoyed his motorcycle and doing yard work. What Jim loved most was his family. He married Lavonna Darlene Compton on Aug. 9, 1958 in Litchfield. She survives.
He is also survived by:
3 sons, Ronald L. (Brenda) Kirby of Sawyerville
Rusty (Lisa) Kirby &
Eddie (Theresa) Kirby, ALL of Hillsboro
4 daughters, Debbie (Russell) Vaught of Dorchester
Robin (Monte) Govaia of Litchfield
Toni (Steve) Phillips of Mt. Olive
Darla (Joel) Jubelt of Litchfield
1 brother, Charles E. (Carole) Kirby of Hillsboro
1 sister, Edna (Jeff) Wilson &
1 sister-in-law, Sarah Kirby, ALL of Litchfield
14 grandchildren
6 great-grandchildren
He was preceded in death by 2 sons, Michael & Kevin W. Kirby & 2 brothers, Harold E. & Donald Kirby.

Funeral Information

Funeral services will be held Wed. Aug. 8, 2007 at 11 a.m. in Plummer Funeral Home in Litchfield. Brother Ed Diveley, pastor of Southside Church in Litchfield, & Pastor Mike Bates, also of Litchfield, will officiate. Burial will be in Elm Lawn Cemetery in Litchfield. Visitation will be held Tuesday from 3:00 until 8:00 p.m. in Plummer Funeral Home.
Donations Information

Memorials may be directed to the family. 
Elm Lawn Memorial Park
Montgomery County
Illinois, USA
Plot: Section 3
Created by: Carol
Record added: May 29, 2010
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James Leonard Nine Fingers Kirby
Added by: Carol
James Leonard Nine Fingers Kirby
Added by: Carol
James Leonard Nine Fingers Kirby
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