Twila Mae Anderson Kirby

November 11, 1927 - December 16, 2018

Twila Mae Anderson Kirby of McKinney, Texas passed away December 16, 2018 at the age of 91.  She was born on November 11, 1927 to Laverne F. Anderson and Myrtle (Nimrick) Anderson in Swedona, Illinois.  Twila grew up in Illinois and was a 1945 graduate in a class of 36 from Orion Community High School in Orion, Illinois. She began her working career at Allied Van Lines. Twila also worked as a secretary for the Dean of Law at Southern Methodist University and Rockwell International.  She was a devoted member of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in McKinney, Texas. Twila loved her pets, especially her dogs.

Twila is survived by children, Tanya Engle and husband, Paul of Colorado Springs, Colorado and Garry Gerlich of Melissa, Texas; grandchildren, Taylor Engle of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Alisha Baggett and husband, Travis of Melissa, Texas and Christopher Gerlich of Frisco, Texas; five great-grandchildren, Dalton, Colton, Axton, Brooke and Kylie; sisters, Bessie Lynn and husband, Allen of Moline, Illinois and Sheila Bryan and husband, Jerry of Sherrard, Illinois; sister-in-law, Dolly Anderson; several nieces and nephews; and a host of other loving family and friends.

She was preceded in death by parents, and brother, Laverne “Bud” Anderson.

A funeral will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, December 21, 2018 at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 6400 McKinney Ranch Parkway, McKinney, Texas 75070.  Interment is to follow at Ridgeview Memorial Park, 2525 Central Expressway North, Allen, Texas 75013.

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Gary, Tanya and families... so sorry to hear of Twila Mae's passing. You're in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Kevin and Carol Lynn, December 19, 2018 Sorry to hear of my Aunt Twila's passing. Thoughts and prayers to my cousins Gary and Tanya and their families. I'm Aunt Twila's niece! Daughter of her brother Laverne (Bud) Anderson Jr. Trisha Webb, December 18, 2018