Vicy Beachum Kirven
Vicy Beachum Kirven was born Sept. 29, 1923, to the parentage of Clarence Beachum and Katherine Silmon Beachum in Delia Community, Limestone County. She passed away Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018, at her home in Sandy Community, Coolidge. Visitation will be from 1 to 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10, at Moore’s Angelic Funeral Home, with a wake service with the family present from 6 to 7 p.m.
Funeral services will be held with Eastern Star Rituals at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, at the All Faith Chapel - Mexia State Supported Living Center Chapel Drive in Mexia, with Pastor Henry Chambers Jr. officiating. Interment will be in the Sandy Creek Cemetery, Coolidge.
She was a member of the Sandy Grove Primitive Baptist Church, Coolidge.
On July 19, 1942, she married the love of her life, Moses Kirven. To this union, they were blessed with 13 children. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Moses of 65 years; two sons, William “Pete” and Earnest Kirven. She was also preceded in death by her brother, Deatrice Beachum; and three sisters, Pearl Moseley, Rachel Stephens, and Lena Kirven.
Mrs. Kirven was a housewife for many years. She was a pillar of strength and a very hard worker. She was a disciplinarian, but a very nurturing mother to her children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews and was truly loved by all. She loved gardening, canning, making preserves and quilting. She was an excellent cook, and even better at managing a very strenuous household budget.
She later pursued a career outside the home as a seamstress at Creditor’s Manufacturing Company in Hubbard. She later worked for Sportswear Sewing Factory, Mexia. Finally, she accepted a position at the Mexia State School, where she worked as a resident trainer. She retired after 20 years of service.
Mrs. Kirven was the primary caregiver to her husband, Moses, for many years after he was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease later in life. She was determined to make sure they would not be separated until God saw fit. She continued to manage the farm along with her children.
Mrs. Kirven leaves to cherish her memory; five daughters, LaVern K. Jackson (Bobby), DeEvelyn K. Heggins, Madeline Kirven-Gamble (Don), Dallas, Jacqueline K. Gee (Winford), Mexia and Sharon D. Kirven-Henley M.D. (Rex) Hewett; six sons, Floyd Kirven, Elvin Kirven, Sandy Community, Robert James Kirven (Gloria), Mexia, Otis Kirven (Pearlie), Dallas, and Stelvin Kirven (Regina), Sunnyvale, Felix M. Kirven, M.D. (Ruth), Virginia Beach; daughter-in-law, Bennie Kirven, one sister, Pearlie Mae Beachum, Mexia; two sisters-in-law, Laura Whitehead and Gussie Freeman, Dallas; 34 grandchildren; 61 great-grandchildren, 24 great-great grandchildren; two close cousins, J.W. and Preston Beachum; good friend, Maria Salgado; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Moore’s Angelic Funeral Home – 406 Monroe St., Teague – is providing the final care for the Kirven Family. Visit the website mooresangelicfuneralhome.com to sign the guest book and light a candle.