Shelby Coyle Kiff, 73, of Danville died Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012, at the UK Medical Center.
Born Feb. 26, 1939, in Mackville, she was the daughter of the late Roy S. and Thelma Perkins Coyle. Shelby graduated from Mackville High School in 1956 and earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Campbellsville College in 1960. She then taught at Taylor County from 1960 to 1963. In 1964, she earned her Masters Degree from George Peabody College for Teachers (now Peabody College at Vanderbilt), Nashville, Tenn. She taught at the University of South Carolina from 1964 to 1991 and was a member of the National Business Education Association and American Association of University Professors. She was published in business education periodicals and wrote a textbook.
She was the widow of Irving Thomas Kiff, who died in 1994. Mrs. Kiff was a member of the Indian Hills Christian Church and made many crocheted and quilted lap throws for hospitals and nursing homes.
Survivors include her brother, Jerome (Lena Rae) Coyle of Willisburg; her nieces and nephews, Douglas (Beth) Coyle of Danville, Jerry (Debbie) Coyle and Melinda (Steve) Carey, both of Willisburg, Jean Gash of Mackville and William “Bud” Kiff of Chesapeake, Va.; two sisters-in-law, Margaret Kiff and Kathryn Kiff, both of Chesapeake, Va., and a brother-in-law, William R. Kiff of Chesapeake; 10 nieces and nephews; and four great-great nieces and -nephews.
The funeral service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Indian Hills Christian Church. Bro. Lance Ladd and Bro. Greg Bowen will officiate. Burial will be in the Mackville Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday at Indian Hills Christian Church.
The family requests memorial donations be made to the building fund of Indian Hills Christian Church.
Stith Funeral Home provides an online guestbook at www.stithfuneralhome.net.