Submitted by Pat W. Ball
10-16-1996: Velma Renner Kirby died. Rockcastle County, Kentucky News Article, "Mount Vernon Signal," dated 10-24-1996, follows; Velma Kirby 82, of Rt 5, Mt Vernon, died Wednesday, October 16,1996 at the Rockcastle Hospital after a long illness. She was born on April 23,1914 in Rockcastle County, the daughter of the late George and Annie Ramsey Renner, and was a housewife and attended the Holiness Church. Survivors are two sons, Arvel Kirby of Brodhead and Kenneth Kirby of Mt. Vernon; four daughters, Mary and Sadie Denny, Lena Bustle, and Lois Bussell, all of Mt. Vernon; two brothers, Bill Renner of Hamilton, Ohio and Forester Renner of Brodhead; two sisters, Ruby Bradley and Lorene Graves, both of Mt. Vernon and 23 grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ulysses Kirby. Services were Saturday, October 19, 1996 at the Cox Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Stanley VanWinkle and Bro. Mike Phillips officiating. Burial was in the Kirby Family Cemetery. Pallbearers were Brian Bussell, Johnny Kirby, Mike Denny, William Denny, Harold Bustle and Carl Bustle.