Blanche D. Kirby, age 94, of Waxahachie passed away Wednesday, May 30, 2007, at her home after a long battle with cancer. She was born Jan. 30, 1913, in Red River County, Texas, to Claude Albert and Ruth Tait (Brickley) Whitlow.

Blanche married Jack Kirby on Dec. 26, 1930, in Oklahoma. In 1966 she moved from Fort Worth to Waxa-hachie. She had been a member of the First United Methodist Church for 41 years. She had been the treasurer for the Opportunity Workshop of the Ellis County, “Association for Retarded Citizens” for a number of years.

Survivors include one daughter, Myna Kirby Taylor and her husband, William of Cisco, Texas; eight grandchildren, Richard Taylor of Waxahachie, Rebecca Eaton, Aleah Taylor Powell, Matthew Taylor, Tommy Doyle Kirby, April Kirby Vickery, Eric Kirby and Aaron Kirby and numerous great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Kirby Sr., and two sons, Jack Kirby Jr. and Byron Thomas Kirby.

Funeral services were scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Saturday, June 2, 2007, at the First United Methodist Church. Interment followed at the Hillcrest Burial Park.

The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 1, 2007, at the Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Funeral Home.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Funeral Home in Waxahachie.