Kirby, Janet M., Saginaw, Michigan


Loving mother, grandmother and sister passed away Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at her home. Age 80 years. Daughter of the late Frank and Isabel (Pieprzyk) Manial, Janet was born May 5, 1933 in Saginaw, Michigan. She was married to Robert F. Kirby on September 11, 1954. He predeceased her November 8, 2000. Janet was a member of SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church. Surviving are one son and three daughters, Diane and Jeff Brown, Saginaw; Dennis Kirby, Saginaw; Laura and Jim Gable, Saginaw; Linda Kirby Rojas and her husband Mauricio, Puerto Rico; one grandson, Justin Gray; one sister and two brothers, Mary Claire Thumme, Donald and Eileen Manial and Robert and Mary Ann Manial; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Donald and Judy Kirby; several nieces and nephews. Janet was preceded in death by her brother, Ronald Manial. Funeral Liturgy will take place on Saturday, December 21, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church. Rev. Fr. John R. Johnson will officiate with a private burial in St. Andrew Cemetery. Friends may call at The Snow Funeral Home, 3775 N. Center Road (between Shattuck and McCarty), where the family will be present on Friday from 2:00-8:00 p.m. and on Saturday at SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church from 9:00 a.m. until time of Mass. A Vigil Service will take place at 7:00 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church or American Cancer Society. www.snowfuneralhome.net