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PARKMAN- Ruth Ellen (Dyer) Kirby, 68, died suddenly, August 18, 2009 at a Dover-Foxcroft hospital. She was born in Dover Foxcroft, on April 7,1941, the daughter of the late Stella (Cowette) and Peter Dyer, Sr. Ruth graduated from Foxcroft Academy, class of 1959. She and her husband William J. Kirby formerly of Mansfield, MA, retired and resided in Parkman, ME and Charlotte, FL. Ruth enjoyed the outdoors, gardening, walking, fishing and four wheeling. She loved to cook and travel. An avid sports, fan she mostly enjoyed watching her grandchildren's events and cherished time spent with her family. She was a lifelong member of the catholic church.

Ruth is survived by her husband, soul mate and best friend, William J. Kirby of Parkman their six children, Julie A. Campbell from Hull, MA, Daniel L. Campbell of Dorchester, MA, Laurie A. (Campbell) Cooke and her husband Robert, from Canton, GA, Tina M. Callinan from Port Charlotte, FL, Kristi L. (Kirby) Glavin and her husband Daniel from Mansfield, MA, and Trisha M. (Kirby) Little and her husband Edward from Braintree, MA; she is also survived by 10 grandchildren, James, Nichole and Amanda Callinan, Tiffany(Campbell) Wilbur, Christopher and Eric Cooke, Daniel, Erin, and William Glavin, and Arianna Campbell; 3 great grandchildren, Jayden and Austin Wilbur and James Callinan, Jr.; her nephew, Tony McGill; and niece, Tracey McGill of Dover-Foxcroft; her sister, Oliveann (Dyer) Ogalsbee and her husband Phillip from Tuma, MO.

She was predeceased in life by her brother, Peter E. Dyer, Jr., her sister Gloria J. (Dyer) McGill; and her sons, Norman Campbell and Mark D. Smart. She had many loving cousins of the Dyer family. Ruth was a beautiful, outgoing person who will be so deeply missed.

Visiting hours will be held from 2 to 4 PM and 6 to 8 PM Thursday, August 20, 2009 at Crosby & Neal, 21 Oak Street, Guilford. A Celebratory Mass of Ruth's life will be held Friday, August 21, at 9:30am at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in Dover-Foxcroft by Rev. Fr. Mark Nolette. Friends and family are all welcome. Burial will follow at Sangerville Village Cemetery. For an on-line register, please go to

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