Helen Mae Kirby, 97 years of age, passed away on Monday, September 3, 2012 at Sterling House, her place of residence. She was born Helen Ross in Newark, Ohio on November 7, 1914 and lived in California until relocating to Colorado Springs in 2004. She was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert Reeves Kirby, and son, Herbert Ross Kirby. She is survived by her daughter-in-law, Lynda Kirby of Monument, grandchildren, Naomi Dupre and Joshua Melton, and two great- grandchildren, Alyse and Landon Dupre.

Helen was a moving force in the family business until her retirement ten years ago and also had a life-long love of music which she expressed through her piano playing and many years as a Sweet Adeline. She will be remembered for the twinkle in her eye and her quick laughter.

The family would like to thank the staff at Sterling House for their compassionate care over the past several years.

Private graveside services will be held at Evergreen Cemetery.

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