Ida Mae Guerriero Kirkwood, 82

Ida Mae Guerriero Kirkwood, 82, of  Francis Street, Ellwood City died on  Tuesday, June 26, 2012 at the Ellwood City Hospital following a brief  illness.

Born March 24, 1930 in Frisco, Ellwood City, she was the daughter of the late Ernest M. and Hallie  Miller Guerriero.  She was married September 22, 1951 to H. Wayne  Kirkwood who passed away May 24, 2010.

Ida Mae graduated from Lincoln High School in 1948.  She worked in the Order and Tabulating Departments at the National Tube Mill.  She was a member of the Lillyville Church of God and the Ellwood City Historical Society.  Ida Mae was a member of the GAR in Ellwood City and the Fort McIntosh Chapter of the DAR in Beaver.   She also held membership in the Beaver Co. Genealogy Society, the Western Pennsylvania Genealogy Society of Pittsburgh, the Manchester-Lancashire Family Genealogical Society in England, and POINT – an Italian genealogy society.  Ida Mae enjoyed her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren, painting, traveling, gardening, and genealogy research.

Survivors include 2 daughters and sons in law – Debra (John) Wallace of Greensburg, Vicki (Andy) Homner of Beaver Falls; son – Stan (Thea) Kirkwood of Temperance, MI; 7 grandchildren – Jarrod Wallace, Adrienne Wallace Doherty, Andrea Homner Shuman, Jay Homner, Justin Kirkwood, Julia Kimball, and Emily Walker; 5 great grandchildren – Kylar Ray Shuman, Donovin Wayne Shuman, Annabelle Leigh Homner,  Lukas James Kimball, and Tyler Bradley Kimball.

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.

Visiting hours will be held from 1:00 pm until the time of the funeral service at 3:00 pm on Monday, July 2 at the Marshall Funeral Home 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City. Pastor Tom Kennedy will officiate.  Interment will follow in Locust Grove Cemetery.

Friends and family may also share memories and a meal at the residence of her daughter, Vicki Homner after 5:30 pm on Monday.

Memorial contributions may be sent to the Jane Goodall Institute PO Box 620429, Atlanta, GA 30362-2429                              .

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9 thoughts on “Ida Mae Guerriero Kirkwood, 82

  1. Dear Debbie and John,

    This is a difficult time in your life and we are thinking of you. When a Mother dies it is part of our being and it will take some time to learn to live without that person. We hope your healing will come with a peace that will bring you comfort. Know you are being thought of at this time.

    Jim and Barbara Klingensmith Nagel

  2. I have incredibly fond memories of Ida from over the years – from when I was a small child into young adulthood. Parties, musicals, birthdays – she was always an absolute joy to be around, and I loved talking to her about Italy. To many of us from RHS class of ’96, she was like a grandmother – a loving grandmother with a big heart. My thoughts are with Ida’s family as they grieve her loss and celebrate her amazing life.

  3. Stan , sorry to hear about your mother’s passing . I have fond memories of both your parents from years ago when you and I were kids .

  4. Stan, so sorry to hear about your mother, condolences to you and the family. Brought back memories of the times we played at your house and the time I stayed overnight.

  5. We are so sorry to hear about Ida Mae. Our prayers are with her. She was always so cheerful. We always looked forward to seeing her bright smile at the class reunions from the class of 1948.

  6. Stan, Debbie, and Vicki,
    Bob and I are so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. We’ll always have fond memories of square dance get-togethers with all of our parents. We’re thinking of all of you and your families during this sad time.
    Sincerely, Sharyn

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