Evelyn L. Kirkland passed away on her 92nd birthday surrounded by her family at home in Copperas Cove. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 2:00 PM, Wednesday, May 12, 2021, at Holy Family Catholic Church, 1001 Georgetown Road in Copperas Cove with burial following at Kempner City Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 6:30, Tuesday, May 11, 2021, with a Rosary following at Viss Family Funeral Home, Burial and Cremation Service, 1614 S. FM 116, Copperas Cove, TX 76522.
Evelyn was born on April 23, 1929, to the late Joseph and Lydia Tucker Hennesey in Austin, Texas and was raised in Cuero, Texas. She married Sterling Kirkland on Christmas Day of 1947 and later settled in Copperas Cove in 1964. Evelyn was a devoted Catholic and a faithful member of Holy Family Catholic Church. She enjoyed gardening, working in her yard, and watching EWTN. She was a devoted wife and mother, taking pride in being a lifelong homemaker.
Evelyn was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers; one sister; her husband, Sterling Kirkland and a son-in-law, Jim Rudd.
Evelyn is survived by her children, Lynn Kirkland; Jo Beth Rudd; Michael Kirkland and wife, Becky; grandson, Chris Throm and wife Daniella; and her two great-grandsons, Max and Wyatt Throm.
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