Alva J. "Monnie" Kirkland

Alva J. "Monnie" Kirkland, 85, of 185 Center St., Elk Towers, died Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012, at Christ the King Manor in DuBois after a brief illness. She was born March 21, 1927 in St. Marys, daughter of the late David W. and Isabelle Krieg Caskey. She was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Central Catholic High School. She was a former employee of Airco Speer, and retired from GTE Sylvania and also worked at Keystone Carbon Co., and retired from Keystone. She was married to Albert E. Kirland, who preceded her in death in 2000.She was a member of the Sacred Heart Church, enjoyed her dog Peachey, and also enjoyed playing cards and bowling. She is survived by a daughter, Isabell Boob (Daniel J.) of Spring Mills; a son, Albert E. "Kirk" Kirkland (Stephanie) of St. Marys; four grandchildren, Lisa Auman, Jason Mildrew, Kayla Kirkland, and Brian Kirkland; and two sisters, Elizabeth "Betty" Meacham of St. Marys, and Kathy Meyer (Jerry) of St. Marys. Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by four sisters, Delores "Lori" Schreiber, Joan Wortman, Bertie Chiappelli, and in infancy Isabelle Caskey; and by five brothers, David W. Caskey Jr., Donald A. Caskey, John J. "Hunce" Caskey, and in childhood Robert and William Caskey. Family and friends of Alva J. "Monnie" Kirkland are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated in the Sacred Heart Church on Thursday, Nov. 29 at 10 a.m., with the Rev. Eric Vogt, OSB, pastor, as celebrant. Burial will be in the St. Mary's Cemetery. There will be no visitation. Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Community Nurses Inc., 757 Johnsonburg Rd., Suite 200, St. Marys, PA 15857. The Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be offered at