PRINCETON – Elsye Carolyn “Suzy” Kirby, 73, of Princeton, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017, at her home in Princeton. She was born March 26, 1944, in Central City, to John and Ada Helen (Boyken) Youngson. She lived most of her life in Princeton. She was a retired LPN from Health-South in Evansville. She was a member of Columbia General Baptist Church, the Moose Aux. and the VFW Ladies Aux. She enjoyed playing cards, bingo and was an avid reader. She frequently visited the Senior Citizens Center in Princeton.

She is survived by her children, Wade Kirby (Candy Dreher) of Clinton, Craig Kirby (Reba) of Johnson, Carol Fleming of Martinsville, Matt Kirby (Elizabeth) of Crown Point, Sara Frye (George) of St. Augustine, Fla., Shad Kirby (Kayla) of Clinton and Hank Kirby (Jennifer) of Ft. Branch; 18 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; and a dear friend and companion, Wally Cox of Princeton.

Preceding her in death were her parents; a son, Ken Kirby; and a brother, John David Youngson.

Visitation will be from 4 until 8 pm on Saturday, Nov. 4, and from 1 until 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 5, at the Colvin Funeral Home Funeral, Princeton, followed by a procession to the Columbia White Church Cemetery on Sunday for a funeral service at the graveside, with Pastor Kevin Miley officiating. Burial will follow services.

Memorial contributions may be made to Riley Children’s Hospital, 30 S. Meridian St., Suite 200, Indianapolis, IN 46204. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. You may leave a message of sympathy or light a memorial candle at

(0) entries

Sign the guestbook.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.