Kirby L. Grogan passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017 after battling pancreatic cancer. Viewing will be held at Loran Fawcett Funeral Home on Sunday, August 27th from 2pm to 8pm with visitation with the family from 6pm to 8pm.
Graveside services will be held on Monday, August 28th at 10am at the Neodesha Cemetery.
Born on April 28th, 1954 in Munich, Germany, Kirby was adopted as in infant by Kenneth and Lois "Ernestine" Grogan, while Kenneth was stationed there for the US Air Force. On June 16, 1973, Kirby married his high school sweetheart, Donnita Cook, and together they had 3 kids. Kirby worked at Cobalt Boats for 29 years. He loved the outdoors, specifically fishing and camping.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Lois “Ernestine” Grogan, father, Kenneth Grogan, nephew, Bryce Grogan, and niece, Jodi Grogan. Kirby is survived by his wife, Donnita; brother, Rodney (Marie) Grogan, Roy, UT; sons Michael and Jeremy (Brenda) Grogan of Neodesha; Chasity (David) Page of Wichita; grandchildren, Kaylee, Madison, and Cameron Grogan; Caitlin Posch; Shelby Waggoner; Camden Cunningham; Madison and Sophia Page; and great grandchildren, AJ and Kimber Waggoner.
Memorials can be left in Kirby’s name to Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice and can be left at the funeral home.
Online condolences can be left at www.loranfawcettfuneralhome.com
Kirby, I always loved your sense of humor and those ornery looks you could give. My thoughts & prayers are with your family. I know you are resting in peace.
debbie (hawkins) nealWichita, KS
I'm so so sorry to here of Kirby's passing. My heart goes out to his whole family god bless you all and may he wrap his arms around you and comfort you during this very hard time.
Shelly PierceAltoona, KS
Philip & Laura HardenNeodesha, KS
Love you all and I am keeping you in my thoughts. I am really going to miss Kirby. He was a kind and generous person and a wonderful uncle. I am grateful to have had him in my life.
Stacy cookRockwall, TX
We are so sorry for your lost, Kirby was always good to all of my family. I enjoyed playing ball with him and against him. Always a true sportsman.
Prayers for peace with the family as well as with all of his co-workers.
May God always be with you all.
Tom & Shirley CashIndependence, KS
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you!
Casey and Lexi KingNeodesha, KS
Kirby you were always the bright spot of my days whenever my family would come back to Neodesha during our high school years. I will miss you even though I have not seen you in a while. My prayers are with your family and friends as they try to find peace with your loss from their lives.
In deepest sympathy,
Barbara (Wilson) Broughton
Barbara BroughtonAlamogordo, NY
Kirby will be greatly missed rest in peace my friend is sure was nice and fun working with you or Cobalt rest in peace with the Lord and a man
Linda @ Dwayne LinderFredonia, KS
Kirby kirby, kirby.you going to be missed. you was alot fun to mess with.
Jackie hedgesElk city, KS
So sorry for all of you. Unable to be there on Monday but will be praying for you.
Tisha raidaThayer, KS
So sorry to hear of his passing. Will miss his quiet humor. He was always very kind.
Kathy BeyeNeodesha, KS
I'm sorry I never met Kirby but if Michael is anything like his father I am sure he was a very caring and wonderful man. I have had the opportunity to know Michael from working at City Hall and he is such a nice person all around and I am sure is a reflection of his father. My condolences on your loss and my God Bless you in your time of grief.
Georgia CarnettNeodesha, KS
Donnita and family, you all have been in my thoughts and prayers throughout this journey with Kirby. He fought the good fight. I will continue to pray for strength and peace for the coming days as you say good-bye. Always know I am nearby if you need anything. Love and hugs, Sandy
Sandy ThompsonIndependence, KS
GOD BLESS AND KEEP THE FAMILY. HE WILL BE MISSED <3
BETSY BILYEUNEODESHA, KS