The Herald Banner, Greenville, TX

Obituaries

October 15, 2013

Marthell Kirkman

Marthell Lilly Kirkman, 84, passed away peacefully at home in Carrollton on Oct. 12, 2013.

She was born June 21, 1929, in Greenville to Herbert and Elizabeth (Banta) Lilly. She graduated from Greenville High School in 1946 and on Jan. 27, 1951, married the love of her life, Dr. Marvin “Sport” Kirkman.

They lived together in many Texas towns, including Kingsville, Quinlan, Commerce, Cuero, Plano and Port Lavaca before retiring back home in Greenville.

Marthell was a kind, thoughtful and generous person. She was the thread that bound the family together and was loved and respected by all.

She was an exceptional cook who enjoyed gathering her friends and family for any occasion.

Marthell held various jobs throughout her life, but the one most fondly remembered was the 15 years she served as secretary to the principal at Jefferson Elementary School in Port Lavaca.

She also served in many civic, church and charitable organizations and was a lifetime member of the PTA.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Herbert Maurice Lilly; a sister, Elizabeth Kay Carroll; her parents and her husband. 

She is survived by her children, Terri, Kent and Keith and wife Anne; grandchildren Taylor, Zachary and Brianna; several nieces and nephews; and extended family.

She was especially grateful to her nephew, Jeff Doerr, for the exceptional care he provided during the last months of her life. Marthell had a long life full of love, joy and happiness. It was a life well lived. Her kind spirit, laughter, grace and positive outlook will be greatly missed.

A graveside service will be at Memoryland Memorial Park in Greenville at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20. 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the SPCA or charity of choice.

Online condolences may be made at www.tjmfuneral.com

1
Text Only
Obituaries
  • Harold Cook

    Harold D. Cook was born Feb. 20, 1923. He passed away April 21, 2014, at the young age of 91. 

    April 24, 2014

  • Leslie Panter

    Leslie Allen Panter, 64, of Rowlett  passed away April 21, 2014.

    April 23, 2014

  • Katherine Strain

    Katherine Ann (Bischoff) Strain went home to our Lord on Easter Sunday, April 20, 2014. 

    April 23, 2014

  • Charline Windt

    April 22, 2014

  • Bill Jack Federick

    April 22, 2014

  • Jackie Houser

    Wendell Jackie Houser, 72, of Royse City passed away April 20, 2014. 

    April 21, 2014

  • Paul Ottwell

    Paul Ottwell, 82, of Greenville, died April 20, 2014, at Colonial Lodge Tender Care.

    April 21, 2014

  • Philip McElroy

    Philip D. McElroy of Greenville passed away April 13, 2014.

    April 19, 2014

  • Larry Daniel

    Larry Duwane Daniel, 64, of Quinlan passed away April 16, 2014, in Dallas. 

    April 18, 2014

  • Lucille Stephenson

    April 17, 2014

Featured Ads
Promotions
Poll

Who should the Houston Texans take with the first pick of the 2014 National Football League draft?

Texas A&M QB Johnny Manziel
South Carolina DE Jadeveon Clowney
Central Florida QB Blake Bortles
Auburn OT Greg Robinson
Buffalo OLB Khalil Mack
Clemson WR Sammy Watkins
Texas A&M WR Mike Evans
     View Results
Facebook
Must Read
Photos


See more photos and purchase prints here.

AP Video
Raw: Kangaroo Rescued From Swimming Pool Raw: 3 American Doctors Killed in Afghanistan Raw: Obama Arrives at State Dinner in Tokyo Raw: Obama Plays Soccer With Japanese Robot Raw: Obama Visits Meiji Shrine in Tokyo Stars Talk Guns N' Roses at Golden Gods New Pictures of Ship That Sank in 1888 Oregon Gay Marriage Ban Goes to Court SKorea Ferry Toll Hits 156, Search Gets Tougher Video Shows Possible Syrian Gas Attack Admirers Flock to Dole During Kansas Homecoming FBI Joining Probe of Suburban NY 'Swatting' Call U.S. Paratroopers in Poland, Amid Ukraine Crisis US Reviews Clemency for Certain Inmates Michigan Man Sees Thanks to 'bionic Eye'
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide