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Obituary: Elva Firquin England, 92, retired Adair teacher


Mrs. England was one of the county's most beloved and respected citizens. She was a leader in United Methodist Church circles, a member of one of Adair County's most distinguished families, and is warmly remembered for her 34 years as a school teacher in the Adair County School District.

Elva Firquin England, 92, of Columbia, KY passed awayThursday, August 28, 2008 at 3:52 PM at the Westlake Regional Hospital in Columbia, Kentucky after several weeks illness.

The funeral service, Monday, September 1, 2008 at 11:00amCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, Rev. Gary Jones and Rev. Troy Elmore the officiating clergy.

She was the daughter of the late: Guy and Beatrice Coomer Firquin of Adair Co. KY

She was preceded in death by her husband: Joe England on March 11, 1989.

She is survived by the following:
  • One son: Max England, Louisville, KY

  • One daughter: Ricky Clutterbuck, Columbia, KY

  • Two brothers: Guy Firquin, Louisville, KY; and Jimmy Firquin, Columbia, KY

  • One sister: Jewel Kerns of Louisville, KY

  • Four grandchildren: Eric England, Sonya Worthington, Melissa Hurrigan, Kimberly Bailey

  • Four great grandchildren: Kelsey Hurrigan, Matthew England, David England, Clint Bailey

  • She was preceded in death by one brother, Rev. Joe Firquin, and one sister, Ruby Bell.

    Mrs. England was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church where shesang in the church choir and was a member of the United Methodist Women'sSociety. She was a member of the Eastern Star # 435 and a member of the Kentucky Retired Teachers Association. She was a retired school teacher of the Adair County School System where she taught for 34 years.

    Interment in the Haven Hill Cemetery, Columbia, KY.

    The family request visiting after 1:00 PM on Sunday at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg ST, Columbia, KY.Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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