Ione Kirkland, 91, of Payson, died May 19, 2002, in Payson. She was born July 10, 1910, in Sweetwater, Texas.
Mrs. Kirkland moved from Tulia, Texas to Phoenix in 1960. She came to Payson in 1978 from Phoenix. She was an employee of Illinois Bell Telephone Company for 33 years.
Survivors include her niece, Jeanne Hartnell-Carlow; great nieces, Carol Troesh, Gail Perry and Kathleen Harper; and great nephew, Mark Hartnell; all of California.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Emmett.
Private memorial services will be held.
Donations can be sent to RTA Hospice, 107 E. Frontier Street, Payson, AZ 85541.
Arrangements by Messinger Payson Funeral Home.