Mary Kirn

Friday, July 12, 2002

PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Mary LaVerne Kirn, 89, of Perryville died Monday, July 8, 2002, at Long Beach Memorial Hospital in Long Beach, Calif.

She was born May 13, 1913, at Brewer, Mo., daughter of Joseph and Lydia Riney Grass Sr. She and Edwin B. Kirn were married May 13, 1935, at Brewer. He died July 15, 1996.

Kirn was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Ladies Sodality, and Western Catholic Union.

Survivors include two sons, Nelson and Phillip Kirn of Perryville; three daughters, Nina Rivera of Long Beach, Alma Kirn of Springfield, Ill., Linda Brewer of St. Charles, Mo.; 15 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, four sisters, and two brothers.

Friends may call at Miller Family Funeral Home from 5 to 9 p.m. today, and Saturday from 6:30 to 9:50 a.m. The parish wake will be at 7 p.m. today. The rosary will be recited at 9 a.m. Saturday.

Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Vincent de Paul Church, with the Rev. Kevin P. Fausz officiating. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery.