Dolores G. Kirkland

September 12, 1927 - September 23, 2012

09/12/1927 - 09/23/2012

Dolores “Doe” Kirkland nee Garrett, 85, of Rolling Acres, St. Clairsville, OH, passed away on Sunday, September 23, 2012.
Born September 12, 1927 in New Martinsville, WV, Doe was the daughter of the late Leslie and Irene Horner Garrett.
A graduate of the 1948 class of West Virginia University, Doe also was a member of Thoburn United Methodist, the Order of the Eastern Star Chapter #510, and the Tuesday Night Club.
Doe was the beloved wife of the late Dr. Matt L. Kirkland, Jr. She missed her husband’s humble conviction to his medical practice and his sense of humor, noting he was best man in Don Barney Fife and Kay Knott’s wedding.
Doe was the loving mother of their son, Dr. Matt L. Kirkland, III and his wife Jill, of Philadelphia, PA.
Relatives and friends are invited to her visitation on Thursday, Sept. 27 from 12 noon until the time of her memorial service at 2 p.m., at the Beck-Altmeyer Funeral Home, 204 West Main St., St. Clairsville. Dr. Bradley Call will officiate.
Interment is private.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Doe’s name to Thoburn United Methodist Building Fund, PO Box 4, St. Clairsville, OH 43950. Online condolences may be offered at

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Heidi Heslop Burns
8 years ago

I remember seeing your parents at BHCC after church on Sundays. Your WONDERFUL father was our family physician for many years and they just don’t make them any more dedicated or caring than what he was. You have my deepest sympathies for the loss of your beautiful mother.