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April 18, 2014

Natalie Kirby Viars

PRINCETON — Natalie Kirby Viars, age 86, passed away on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at Serenity Place, located on Browns Ridge Road, Lerona. She was born February 22, 1928 in Kegley. She is preceded in death by Darrell D. Viars, her devoted husband of 52 years, her brother Paul C. Kirby and two grandchildren, Sean Jeremy Hill and Eric Ray.

She was the daughter of the late Estil C. Kirby and Laura Mildred Nuchols Kirby.

Natalie resided on the Old Oakvale Road in Princeton most of her adult life where she was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene.

She is survived by four children: Patricia C. Brown (David Brown-husband) of Dallas, TX, Darrell D. Viars, Jr. of CO, Melinda Ann Viars of Albuquerque, NM, and Marie Annette Hill (James V. Hill - husband), a grandson, Christopher Branscome and 2 grandsons of Princeton. Also, the staff of Serenity Place and Beverly Phillips, Amy Phillips of Hospice Compassus and Minnie Lester.  

At the time of her death, Natalie was surrounded by her immediate and extended family at Serenity Place, formerly known as Phillips Personal Care in Lerona.

In lieu of flowers, a contribution may be made to a charity of choice.

Cryptside services will be held 10:00 AM Saturday, April 19, 2014 from the Chapel of the Wildwood Mausoleum at Roselawn Memorial Gardens with Charles Mathena speaking on behalf of her family.

Friends may visit with the family Friday (today) from 5:00 until 7:00 PM at the Memorial Funeral Directory on the Athens Road in Princeton.

Those wishing to attend services on Saturday are requested to meet at the funeral home by 9:30 AM

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