Patricia A. Kirby – age 72, of Linden, died Sunday, November 24, 2019 at University Hospitals in Ann Arbor. Funeral service will be held at 11 AM Saturday, November 30, 2019 at Riverdale Baptist Church, 5151 Calkins Road, Flint, Pastor Cory Snyder officiating. Burial in Crestwood Cemetery. Those desiring may make contributions to the Music Program for Faith Baptist Schools in Davison.  Visitation was held 12 - 8 PM on Friday, November 29, 2019 at the Swartz Funeral Home, 1225 West Hill Rd. Mrs. Kirby will be at the church from 10 AM Saturday until the time of the service. Patricia was born in Goodrich on November 19, 1947, the daughter of the late Richard and Elizabeth (Copeland) VanLoon. On May 1, 1970 she married John Kirby. She was a member of Riverdale Baptist Church. Patricia was a secretary at Genesee Christian School circa 1979-1992. She worked for the Genesee County Court System from 1992-2010. Surviving are husband, John; three children, (Joyce Patrick) Dillon, Jan (Michael) Cox and Michael (Martinique) Kirby; five grandchildren, Hailee, Kirby, Declan, Lochlan and Michelle; brother, Joseph (Debbie) VanLoon, Sr.; several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. She was preceded in death by her brother, Harold. Your condolences may be shared with the family at

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