Arden Kirby 91, of Urbana, IL. passed away on October 26, 2019 at his home in Urbana, IL. He was born on December 6, 1927 in Urbana the son of Paul and Maude Kirby. Arden was a graduate of Oakwood High School and was proud to be a member of their football team. He served in The United States Navy and was a WWII veteran and a veteran of the Korean War. Arden was a lineman for Illinois Power/Amren retiring after 37 years of employment. He loved to garden and kept a plot at Meadowbrook Park or 22 years. He also enjoyed jigsaw puzzles, and was an avid reader. He loved his family and enjoyed being a grandpa, never missing a school event.
Arden is survived by his wife Barbara, son Joel (Susan) Kirby, daughters, April Carmien and Patience (Philip) Anders, grandchildren, Chris , Daniel, Claire, Bethany, Ava, Hans, Mason and Autumn, Great-grandchildren, Arden Gene, Marie Louise, Allison Phillipa and brother William.
He is preceded in death by his parents, brother Howard, sisters Myrtle, Oral and Pauline and his son Brian Kirby.
In lieu of flowers memorials can be made in Arden’s name to The Champaign County Humane Society.
A Memorial Visitation will be held on Friday, November 1st 2019 from 11-12pm followed by a Celebration of Life Service at 12pm at Sunset Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Champaign, Illinois 710 N. Neil St Champaign, Illinois 61820. A graveside inurnment will follow at Mt. Olive Cemetery in Mayview, IL.
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