Arlene Marie Kerby, 87, of Parkersburg, passed away Dec. 14, 2013, at Marietta Care and Rehabilitation in Marietta, Ohio.
She was born Oct. 26, 1926, in Barbour County, W.Va., a daughter of the late Porter L. and Audra Ervin Thorne.
She had worked at Worthington Manor as a nursing assistant, and was a member of 36th Street Church of Christ in Vienna, W.Va. She enjoyed crocheting, needlepoint, bells and angels. She was a lover of animals and especially enjoyed watching birds.
Arlene is survived by a son, Michael Kerby and his wife, Cheri, of Vienna; three daughters, Sarah Gregg and husband, Leonard, of Parkersburg, Lesa Wigal and husband, Pete, of Marietta and Marsha Woods and husband, Robert, of Mabank, Texas; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two brothers, Franklin and Arlen Thorne, both of Belington, W.Va.; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Boyd Kerby; eight brothers; and two sisters.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, 3005 Grand Central Ave., Vienna, with Mark Mason officiating. Burial will follow at Evergreen North Cemetery. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Monday, and one hour prior to services Tuesday at the funeral home.
An online guestbook for condolences is available at www.lamberttatman.com