November 7, 1939 ~ December 1, 2020

Born in: Owensboro, KY
Resided in: Owensboro, KY

Barbara Clements Kirkman, 81, of Owensboro passed away Tuesday, December 1, 2020, at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. She was born in Owensboro on November 7, 1939, to the late Thomas Boyd and Mary Elizabeth Wedding. Barbara was a member of Sts. Joseph and Paul Catholic Church. She will be lovingly remembered for her generous heart and the way she cared for others.

Along with her parents, Barbara is preceded in death by her first husband, James Kenneth Clements; and her granddaughter, Lindsay Beth Clements.

Barbara is survived by her husband, William Kirkman; her children, Martin (Jeneal) Clements, Collette (Steve) Brown, Angelene (Maurice) White, Damian (Carrie Beth) Clements, Ramona (Chris) Watkins; 21 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren.

Private services will be for family only at Sts. Joseph and Paul Catholic Church and burial at Resurrection Cemetery on Saturday, December 5, 2020.

All twenty-five loved ones who wish to honor Barbara at the visitation and funeral are required to wear a mask while inside the funeral home for the safety of all those in attendance.

Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory is both honored and privileged to be entrusted with the care of Mrs. Kirkman. Share your messages of condolence with the family of Barbara Clements Kirkman and sign her virtual guestbook by going to

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  1. I am so sorry for the loss of such a wonderful and kind lady. All of you are in my thoughts and prayers. I know it doesn’t ease the pain but I can only imagine a joyous reunion in heaven!
    Carrie, Damian, Austin, Tianna, and Jace,
    Love you all so much!
    Janice Clark

  2. We are so sorry for the loss of your mother. She was a kind and caring person. Your family will be in our prayers.

    Douglas & Cheryl Hayden

  3. I am so sorry for your loss . May God be with all of you during this difficult time. I will never forget your mother and the times us kids spent growing up … RIP Barbara .

  4. Barbara was a wonderful, kind, sweet, caring human being who graced our family for so many years. I am so sorry to hear of her passing. God Bless her family and friends.

  5. Collette, Steve, Nick, Amanda, Lacey, Jacob, and Thomas,
    My heart breaks for you all right now. I am so sorry for the loss of your dear mother, mother-in-law, and grandma. She was a wonderful person and had a beautiful soul. We will remember her always and we loved her. You all will be in our thoughts and prayers. We love you!

  6. My condolences to the family, she was truly a sweet fried to everyone who had the pleasure of knowing her!!

  7. I grew up in the same neighborhood with her family. My kids played with her kids. She was always a very nice woman. Sorry for your loss.

  8. My deepest condolences to the family, I worked with Barbara years ago, she was a beautiful lady and so sweet

  9. Barbara cared for my Grandmother, Mary Ann Monarch, and she was truly a loving and kind person. Always cheerful and a pleasure to have in our home. I remember her laugh and her love of Country Crock! 🙂

  10. Our deepest Sympathy to all the family members of Barbara. A Special Sympathy to our daughter-in-law, Collette, her husband, Steven, children..Nick(Sunny), Amanda (Josh), Lacey (Josh), Jacob, and Thomas.
    Grandchildren, Jaxon, Lilly, Ben, Isaiah, and Elias. Your loved one was a “Special” lady…and she will truly be missed. You ALL are in our thoughts and prayers. God bless you and keep you in His care.


  12. Hello, Barbara was my Great Aunt, my Mother was Wanda McCarthy Baker, daughter of Beulah McCarthy. Mom passed in 2010.
    Barbara kept my Brother Victor & I (Ronnie Baker Durbin) when we were young. I Loved her, she was the most Sweetest, Friendliest & Most caring Person.
    So sorry to hear this. Our prayers are with all the family! I would have visited but of course not able to right now.
    God Bless Barbara!

    Varoncia (Ronnie) Durbin
    1389 W. Wheatland Ct.
    Haubstadt, Ind. 47639

  13. Barb was a godsend to me and my family in taking care of Deanna during her illness. She will always have special place in our hearts.So sorry for your loss of such a special person.

  14. Barb was godsend to me and my family during Deanna’s illness. She will always have special place in our hearts. So sorry for your loss of this special lady.

  15. Carrie & Damian, we are so sorry for you loss. Barb was a very special and caring person and we will always remember her for her warmness and compassion. We are thinking of you during this time of loss.

  16. Damian, Carrie, Austin, Tianna, and Jace,
    We are so sorry for your loss. Barbara was such a kind and generous person and I know you all will miss her so much. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  17. To all the children: I meet your mom in 1964 was friends with her and your dad for many years. Tracy and I are very sorry for your loss

  18. I’ll miss you grandma. You had a heart of gold that I will never forget. I know you will be surrounded by love and happiness just like you gave to us all while you were here. I’ll remember your smile and laughter that could brighten an entire room forever. I miss and love you grandma… sorry meme.

  19. I loved your mother very much. seems like all families drift apart as we get older.
    remember the day Bararba and Kenny married. I was here maid of honor. What an honor that was for me.
    Martin, Collette ,Angelene, Damian and Romona you have my deepest sympathy. you will miss you mom , like I miss mine that passed 4 yrs. ago.
    Sorry I couldn’t be there during this difficult time. Pandemic has cause problems for everyone at diffucult times.
    Love to all and I am sorry for the loss. Have a lot of memories from years ago.
    Darleen King

  20. May the good Lord bless you Aunt Barbara. May he hold you in his arms and give comfort to your family and friends.

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