William Edward Kirkham, 80, a resident of Jay passed away at his home on Monday, December 14, 2009. He was born on November 15, 1929 in Boggstown, Indiana to John and Margaret (Kynes) Kirkham. He worked in construction as a carpenter after being in the United States Army where he was honorably discharged as a Corporal. Bill was preceded in death by his parents John and Margaret Kirkham and his wife Marie Kirkham.

Survivors include seven children, eighteen grandchildren and twenty five great grandchildren, a sister, step children Pam, Margo, Carl, Brenda; step - grandchildren Melissa, Cassidy, Stephanie, Heather, Jacque, Brian and Terry and seven great grandchildren along with many friends.

Services for Mr. Kirkham are 2:00 PM on Monday, December 21, 2009 at the Worley-Luginbuel Funeral Home Chapel in Jay with Chaplain David Rycroft officiating. Services are under the direction of the Worley-Luginbuel Funeral Home in Jay.

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