Lois Irene Clark Kirby, 95, formerly of Beloit, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016, at the home of her son in Brookfield, Wis.  She was born on Aug. 6, 1921, in Beloit, the daughter of Harley and Ella M. (Gardner) Clark.  She married Elmer W. Kirby on May 22, 1940, in Dubuque, Iowa.  He passed away on Oct. 17, 1996.

Lois spent her childhood in Spring Grove Township, Green County, before moving to Brodhead in 1935.  In 1943, she and her husband moved to Beloit, where she worked as the office manager for the Gamble Store for seven years. She also worked for Ajay Enterprise of Delavan for five years.

She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and had been a Chicago Cubs fan all of her life.  She loved to dance, read, and crochet.

She is survived by her son, Jerry (Peggy) Kirby, Brookfield; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, a son, Jim, a sister, Marie Taylor, and a brother, Kenneth Clark.

Funeral services were held at noon on Monday, Oct. 24, at the D.L. Newcomer Funeral Home in Brodhead, with Rev. David Frey officiating.  Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery in Brodhead. A visitation was held on Monday from 11 a.m. until the time of services at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be made at www.dlnewcomerfuneralhome.com.