KIRKLAND, Dolores “Doe”, (nee Garrett)

KIRKLAND, Dolores “Doe”, (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, September 27th from 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