Sophia Kirkley

Sophia Kirkley

GIFFORD – Sophia Kirkley, 82, of Gifford passed away early Wednesday morning (Sept. 13, 2017) at Country Health Care and Rehab, Gifford.

She was born June 27, 1935, in Westfield, a daughter of Frank and Naoma (Merrick) Adams. She married Herb Kirkley on June 4, 1954, in Westfield. He survives.

Also surviving are three children, Bev (Roger) Ryan of Auburn, Ky., Janice (Doug) Diel of Champaign and Ray (Debra) Kirkley of Russellville, Ky.; two sisters, Catherine "Tut" Francis of Westfield and Patsy Etnire of Owensboro, Ky.; five grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Sophia was a wonderful homemaker. She loved her house work and spending time with her daughters at the Covered Bridge Festival.

Graveside services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Beckman Cemetery, rural Thomasboro..

Lux Memorial Chapel is handling the arrangements.