Beverly Ann Lovan Kirkwood, age 70, of Nortonville, entered into her eternal rest at 5:22 a.m. Tuesday November 3, 2020 at Baptist Health Madisonville. Born February 18, 1950 in Nortonville, she was the daughter of the late Edgar Lovan and Flossie Mae Lovan. She was a member of Lively Stone Church of God of Apostolic Faith in Nortonville where she served faithfully as president of the Usher Board, member of the Women's Auxillary, and in the Culinary Department. She had worked at York International Plant in Madisonville, Tyson Foods in Robards,Ky., and attended Rosenwald High School in Madisonville. She loved cooking and gardening, and was an avid collector of many cookbooks. She also was preceded in death by two brothers George Lovan and Ernest Yarbrough; and by three sisters Peggy Hardy, Alice Lovan, and Stacie Moore. She leaves behind to cherish her memories, her loving and devoted husband of 34 years Samuel H. Kirkwood of Nortonville; one son Kenneth (Andrea) Jones of Nortonville; one daughter Chantal Jones of Nortonville; three brothers Charles Yarbrough and Terry Yarbrough both of Madisonville and Shannon (Jodi) Yarbrough of Evansville; one brother-in-law Charles Moore of Louisville; two sisters-in-law Chantal Lovan of Danville,Virginia and Shirley Yarbrough of Bowling Green; 9 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Her life will be celebrated at 12 Noon Saturday November 7, at Lively Stone Church of God of Apostolic Faith with Pastor Joseph Horton officiating. Burial will be in Lively Stone Cemetery in Nortonville. Visitation and wake services will be from 10 a.m. until service time Saturday at the church. Facial masks will be required due to Covid-19 ongoing restrictions. Elliott Mortuary in Madisonville is in charge of her arrangements and where you can go to share condolences at www.elliottmortuarycares.com.
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