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Dean (Rice) McMillan Kirsch

July 30, 1925 ~ May 19, 2022 (age 96)

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Mrs. Dean Rice McMillan Kirsch, age 96, of Franklin, KY, passed away on Thursday, May 19, 2022 at 11:48 PM at The Medical Center of Franklin, KY.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, May 22, 2022 from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM at Gilbert Funeral Home & Crematory.  Visitation will continue at the Franklin First United Methodist Church, Franklin, KY on Monday, from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM.  Funeral services will be held on Monday, May 23rd at 1:00 PM with burial to follow in Greenlawn Cemetery, Franklin, KY. 

Dean was born on July 30, 1925 in Crescent, OK.  She lost her mother, Gracie Mae Walker Rice at the age of 3 and she and her siblings were raised in Oklahoma by her loving paternal grandmother, Sadie Almeda Burns Rice.  She was also preceded in death by her husband, John I. McMillan, Jr (38 years); Tommy Kirsch (17 years); a son, Dr. Jerry Allen McMillan; infant daughter, Pamela Jo McMillan; and 3 siblings, Curly Rice, Aliene Rice Anderson and Wayne Rice.   

She is survived by 3 children, John I. McMillan III (Wanda) of Russellville, KY, Larry Dean McMillan (Christy) of Jamestown, TN and Cindy Beth McMillan Gregory of Franklin, KY as well as a daughter-in-law, Linda McMillan.  She is also survived by 10 grandchildren, Jessica Evelyn McMillan Stevens (Gary), Franklin Bedrick McMillan (Leigh), Mary Shannon McMillan Jackson (Austin), Mary Alison McMillan Johnson (Joe Mark), Walker Chelik McMillan (Brittney), Adam Dean McMillan (Jess), Lindsay Ann McMillan Morrison (James), Johnna Meagan McMillan, John Landon McMillan and Dena Austyn Gregory, as well as 16 great-grandchildren.

Dean was a member of the Franklin First United Methodist Church in Franklin, KY.  She was a farmer’s wife for 38 years and retired from Franklin Bank & Trust Co.  She loved to read, work word searches and watch Wheel of Fortune.  She was a University of Kentucky fan, loved to go shopping and was an amazing cook.  Family was the most important thing to her and she enjoyed “breakfast club” together, every Sunday at Cracker Barrel with her family. 

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to the Kentucky United Methodist Mountain Mission, P.O. Box 888 Jackson, KY 41339.  Envelopes will be available at the funeral home and church. 

Gilbert Funeral Home & Crematory website is www.gilbertfhonline.com.  The Facebook page is Gilbert Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc.  The obituary phone line is 270-586-8844.

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Services

Visitation
Sunday
May 22, 2022

12:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Gilbert Funeral Home & Crematory
325 West Cedar Street
Franklin, KY 42134

Visitation
Monday
May 23, 2022

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Franklin First United Methodist Church
107 North College St.
Franklin, KY 42134

Funeral Service
Monday
May 23, 2022

1:00 PM
Franklin First United Methodist Church
107 North College St.
Franklin, KY 42134

Interment following funeral service
Monday
May 23, 2022

Greenlawn Cemetery
420 Cemetery Street
Franklin, Ky 42134

Donations

Kentucky United Methodist Mountain Mission
P.O. Box 888, Franklin KY 42135-0888

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