Alva J. “Monnie” Kirkland

Alva J. “Monnie” Kirkland, 85, of 185 Center Sreet, Elk Towers, died Sunday, November 25, 2012, at Christ the King Manor in DuBois after a brief illness.

She was born March 21, 1927 in St. Marys, daughter of the late David W. and Isabelle Krieg Caskey. She was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Central Catholic High School. She was a former employee of Airco Speer, and retired from GTE Sylvania and also worked at Keystone Carbon Company, and retired from Keystone.

She was married to Albert E. Kirland, who preceded her in death in 2000.

She is survived by a daughter, Isabell (Daniel J.) Boob of Spring Mills; a son, Albert E. “Kirk” (Stephanie) Kirkland of St. Marys; four grandchildren, Lisa Auman, Jason Mildrew, Kayla Kirkland and Brian Kirkland; and two sisters, Elizabeth “Betty” Meacham of St. Marys and Kathy (Jerry) Meyer of St. Marys.

Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by four sisters, Delores “Lori” Schreiber, Joan Wortman, Bertie Chiappelli, and in infancy Isabelle Caskey; and by five brothers, David W. Caskey Jr., Donald A. Caskey, John J. “Hunce” Caskey, and in childhood Robert and William Caskey.

Mrs. Kirkland was a member of the Sacred Heart Church, enjoyed her dog Peachey, and also enjoyed playing cards and bowling.

There will be no visitation.

Family and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated in the Sacred Heart Church on Thursday, November 29, 2012 at 10:00 AM with the Rev. Eric Vogt, OSB, Pastor, as celebrant. Burial will be in the St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Community Nurses Inc., 757 Johnsonburg Road, Suite 200, St. Marys, PA 15857.

Victoria and Bill Barker November 28, 2012 at 12:32 am

Our sympathy goes out to Isabell and her family; Albert and his family, as well as her two sisters Betty and Kathy. I always enjoyed when Isabell would take me to visit her mother. We are sorry we aren’t able to attend the mass for Monnie as we will be out of town. Our prayers are with all of you and may the pleasant memories you have of her help heal your sadness.

Bill & Marg Russell November 28, 2012 at 5:04 pm


Margie and Ken November 28, 2012 at 7:23 pm

Our symapathy goes out to Monnie’s entire family. The wonderful memories you have will be with you forever in your hearts. We will miss our visits with her.
Ken (Pete) and Marge

Mary Lou Joseph January 8, 2013 at 12:28 am

Dear Kathy,
I am just now aware of Monnie’s and Huncie’s death and I want to extend to you and your family my sincere condolences. Your family has always been special to us and though I did not know Monnie and Hunce as well as you, Betty, your sweet Mom and dear Joanie, I did meet them and enjoy brief visits with them. Please know that all of you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Love and Prayers,
Mary Lou

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