of North Little Rock, AR
October 4, 1938 - April 27, 2022
"Kentuckian by birth, an Arkansan by choice."Marjorie Hanna Kirby Forrest, 83, of North Little Rock, AR, passed away on April 27, 2022.Marjorie was born October 4, 1938, to Mr. and Mrs. Mark Hanna in Fordsville, KY. After marrying her husband, Maynard Kirby, in 1960, the couple soon moved to North Little Rock, AR. Marjorie taught home economics at North Little Rock Senior high school for 30 years until her retirement in 1995. Her post-retirement life consisted of spending time with her family, serving her community at Park Hill Presbyterian Church, and senior citizen enrichment with her clown troupe at the Shepherd's Center of NLR.She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Maynard Kirby, sister Lucille (Argus) Smith, and nephew Gregory (Gayla) Smith.Marjorie is survived by her daughters Marla (Kevin) McGloin of West Gardiner, ME, and Maurita (Lad) Langley of Harrison, AR. She leaves precious memories to four grandchildren, Christopher Cruz of Atlanta, GA, Rachel Cruz of Rancho Palo Verdes, CA, Monica (Tyler) Litfin of Brainerd, MN, and Laura (Joshua) Unum of Orlando, FL. Marjorie was also the beloved great-grandmother to Katelyn, Brayden, and Colton Litfin.A memorial service was on May 21st, 2022 at Park Hill Presbyterian Church, 3520 John F. Kennedy Blvd., Little Rock, AR. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Shepherds Center of NLR or Park Hill Presbyterian Church in NLR.
Prayers for the family🙏I had Mrs. Kirby for Home EcClass of 83 she was a GreatTeacher and a special personTo all that knew her she will beGreatly missed! Thank You Mrs. Kirby for all the life lessonsYou taught me! Fly on Free Bird
PRAYERS to the family. So sorry to hear of her passing! She was one of my favorite teachers! Always so sweet & caring. HEAVEN certainly gained an ANGEL! RIP
We are Marjorie's Ky cousins and knew her all of our life. Charlotte and Marjorie were born 6 months apart and were playmates at their Pfister grandparent's farm near Fordsville, Ky. They made many happy and funny memories there. Marjorie & Charlotte had our Aunt Nola for their teacher in the 4th grade. Being related to the teacher did not give them any special privileges; in fact, they felt she expected more of them than she did of the other students. Marjorie knew family history and graciously helped Joyce compile information for several Pfister Family Newsletters. Loyce remembers the enjoyable times she had with Marjorie and what a pleasant person she was. We loved her dearly and will miss her very much. It is not possible for us to be there Saturday, but we will always cherish the wonderful memories of our lovely Christian cousin.
Mrs. Kirby was my home ec teacher for 3 years. In 1972 we went to the National FHA Convention in Los Angeles. Mrs. Kirby had never flown and when we were taking off, she had her fingers in her ears, her eyes closed and kept saying over and over "it"s just a big bus!" We had a wonderful time. She came to my dad, mom and sister's funerals which meant so much to me. She was also a sponsor for our senior class of 1973 and came to many of our reunions. She was a great lady and teacher and I know she will be missed. Wishing prayers and peace for her family. She had a good life.
I worked with Marjorie many years in the FACS Dept. at NLR Ole Main. I had great respect for Marjorie and she was a good friend. She will be missed....but one day I will see her again.
She was my teacher in High School, and later when I worked at Park Hill Presbyterian Church, she was my friend.She loved people and was a very kind soul. I just saw this and it brought back wonderful memoires of Mrs. Kirby.I am blessed to have known her.
I am so sorry to hear of Mrs. Kirby’s passing. She was a great neighbor and a wonderful teacher. I have many fond memories of her.
The soul is like the sun. While it appears to have set it has only gone to shine it's light elsewhere. my thoughts and prayers are with your family.
Sweet, sweet lady and a great teacher.
This smile captures her truly wonderful life.
I enjoyed having Mrs. Kirby as a neighbor to my parents & grandparents for several years on Hillside Drive. She was faithful to her Lord, church, husband & children, was a joy to be around & near. Although it has been a number of years since I had seen her, revisiting my memories of her were filled with kindness. I know that she is worshipping with my parents around the throne right now.