She was a member of Macedonia Baptist Church.
She was a graduate of Bradley Central High School Class of 1946.
She was an accomplished seamstress and worked in food preparation at Oak Grove School and Waterville School for many years.
She was the daughter of the late Ashley Ownby and Ethel Wheeler Ownby. She was also preceded in death by her husband, James L. Kirkpatrick; daughter-in-law, Cathy Kirkpatrick; and several brothers and sisters.
Survivors include her children: Bob Kirkpatrick and wife, Linda Kirkpatrick, of Cleveland and Marvin Kirkpatrick of McDonald; five grandchildren: Josh Kirkpatrick, Melissa Johnson and husband, Cody, Jason Kirkpatrick, Caleb Kirkpatrick and wife, Michelle, and Cassandra Kirkpatrick; two stepgrandsons and wives: Len and Vicki Queen and Timothy and Jessica Queen; four step great-granddaughters: Ashlyn, Emily, Tylan and Lexy; two sisters, Ruth Ownby and Mary Wooten, both of Cleveland; brother, Ray Ownby and wife, Myrtle, of Cleveland; sisters-in-law: Oleta Ownby, Frankie Ownby and Grace Ownby, all of Cleveland and Zetta Moore of Ooltewah; and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 25, 2011, in the chapel of Ralph Buckner Funeral Home with Marvin Kirkpatrick and Pastor Rusty Langford officiating.
Interment will follow in Chestuee Cemetery with a white dove release ceremony concluding the service.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
You are invited to send a message of condolence and view the Kirkpatrick family guest book at www.ralphbuckner.com.