MEMPHIS, Tennessee — Katherine Melvin Kirkman, 62, passed away Jan. 3.

She was preceded in death by her father, William Melvin. Left to cherish her memories are her husband of 10 years, Scott Kirkman; daughter, Katherine Ashley Matthews (Brian); son, John Matthew Harrell; her mother, Elinor Ankrom; two sisters, Tricia Lapping and Julie Goodwin; brother, Parker Melvin; stepbrother, Philip Richards; and two grandchildren, Jackson Matthew Orman and Ethan Samuel Matthews.

Visitation is 1-2 p.m. Saturday at Memorial Park Funeral Home and Cemetery in Memphis, Tennessee, with the funeral service starting at 2 p.m. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that all memorials be sent in her honor to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.