Laverne  Kirby


Etta Laverne McMillon Kirby passed away July 24, 2019 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. She was born on August 12, 1936 in Greenville, Texas to Robert Leonard and Effie Odessa (English) McMillon.
She attended high school in Greenville, Texas, where she was Band Queen. She continued her education and received her Bachelor's Degree in Education from East Central Oklahoma University, and later her Master's Degree in Education.
Once she received her Teacher Certification from ECU, she went on to be a teacher/principal for 22 years, before retiring in 1995 due to her declining health. She served at Elmore City and Verden, as well as a member of Anadarko's Board of Education after she retired in order to "stay involved".
Lavern loved her flower beds and sending kind words of encouragement to those that needed it. She loved her Sunday School Class dearly.
She also loved OU Football and often would travel thousands of miles just to watch them play. Whenever the Sooners lost, Laverne would say that Bob Stoops still owed her for some of those trips. Thankfully that wasn't often.
Laverne loved her fur babies: Duke, Dutchess, and Kash. Laverne loved her grandchildren most of all.
She is preceded in death by her parents, sister RueNell Haralson, and brother Fred McMillon.
She is survived by her husband Dale Kirby of Anadarko, Oklahoma, two sons: Keith Alan Castner and wife Kim of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma,Eric Paul Castner and wife Lori of Weatherford, Texas, step-daughters: Terri Powell and husband Colice of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Susan Kirby and special friend Paul Vu of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, step-son Scott Kirby and wife Jessica of Allen, Texas, grandchildren: Keely Castner Woodard and husband Ryan of Mustang, Oklahoma, Kirk Castner and wife Alycia of Dallas, Texas, Kale Castner and wife Jacqueline of Lubbock, Texas, Matt Castner of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, Mason Castner of Fayettevelle, Arkansas, Auburn Powell of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Haley Powell of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Jaren Kirby of Anchorage Alaska, Tyler Kirby of Odessa, Texas, Cole Kirby of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, great-grandchildren: Evelyn Woodard, Vivian Woodard, Emery Woodard, Reese Castner, and Chandler Castner,as well as several nieces, nephews, and hundreds of friends.
A funeral service will be held at 10:00 AM on Saturday, July 27 at the First Baptist Church of Anadarko.
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