Josephine Elizabeth (Fowler) Kirby, 99, of West Columbia, WV, passed away, November 17, 2017 in Belpre Landing Nursing & Rehabilitation Center following a brief illness.

She was born September 24, 1918, in West Columbia, a daughter of the late Emery Cleveland and Eliza May (Coleman) Fowler. In addition to her parents she was preceded by her husband Herman Kirby; sons, Joseph Kirby Sr. and Michael Kirby; sister, Pearlie Elhart.

She was the owner and operator of Fowlers Grocery Store in West Columbia, WV. She was a member and pianist for the West Columbia United Methodist Church. Josephine, was also a member and pianist of the Order of the Eastern Star, Chapter # 157 Mason, WV.

Survivors include her grandson, Joseph Kirby Jr. and his wife Stephanie of Belpre, OH; great grandsons, Owen and Aiden Kirby; nephew, Vernon and Bonnie Elhart.

Graveside service will be Wednesday, November 22, 2017~ 1p.m. in the Kirkland Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Point Pleasant, WV, with Pastor Seth Fallon officiating

It was at Josephine’s request to have graveside services.

Arrangements provided by Foglesong Funeral Home, Mason, WV.