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Kathy Birkes

Nellie Kathryn Birkes, of Siloam Springs, Arkansas, passed away at her home on Sunday, January 2, 2022.

Kathy was born on October 5, 1941 in Cincinnati, Arkansas to Euel and Nellie Eads. She served her community in various clerical jobs. Throughout her life she enjoyed crafting and dancing. Above all, she cherished the time she spent with her family.

She is survived by two sons: Steven Glory of West Siloam Springs, Oklahoma, and Brad Birkes and his wife, Tina, of Siloam Springs, Arkansas, daughter: Tahmra Shelley and her husband, Stanley of Stilwell, Oklahoma, sister: Corine Guthrie of Westville, Oklahoma, five grandchildren: Derk McReynolds, Tyrell Shelley, Tristan Shelley, Sarah Acuff, and Vincent Bartlett, thirteen great-grandchildren: Conner McReynolds, Gracee McReynolds, Orren Shelley, Ava Dewey, Noah Shelley, Lindsey Shelley, Caitlain Shelley, Braidyn Acuff, Benleigh Acuff, Joshua Bartlett, Harper Bartlett, Ellie Anna Bartlett, and Marcus Wade Lance, and many other loved ones.

She is preceded in death by parents, brother: Donald Neal Eads, two sisters, Eueline Taylor and Nancy Girdner, and great-grandson: Bryant McReynolds.

There is no memorial service planned at this time.

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Tahmra, I am so sorry to hear of your mothers passing. She was a special lady. My prayers are with you and your family for peace and comfort during this time. Please let me know if you need anything! I love you my friend.

JUDY NATION Jan 31 2022 2:19 AM

The Siloam Springs Senior Center was honored to provide Meals on Wheels to this lovely lady. All the volunteers who delivered her meals would comment how cheerful and pleasant she always was and a few were even given a wreath she had made. We will miss her. Our condolences to the family.

D. Holroyd Jan 7 2022 2:22 PM

Such a precious and sweet lady. She will be missed! My thoughts are with the family.

Audra Farrell Jan 6 2022 8:45 PM

Tammy I am so sorry for your loss. Your Mother was a great lady. I always enjoyed seeing her.

Rhonda Sydow (Renfroe) Jan 4 2022 11:15 PM

So sorry to hear of Kathy's passing.We were classmates and had kept in touch over FB the past year. We shared the love of crafting. She was always so upbeat, even with her illness. Prayers to her family.

Wanda England Thompson Jan 4 2022 12:17 PM

We are so sad to see this. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Tim and Nancy Jones

Nancy Jones Jan 4 2022 11:35 AM

We are so sorry for your loss. May your memories & God's love bring you peace, comfort & strength at this difficult time.

Larry & Lana Hurt Jan 4 2022 10:24 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Nellie Birkes

Liz Reading Jan 3 2022 5:32 PM