Ligia Pubenza Kirby, of Bradenton, passed away on October 3, 2021.
She is survived by her son; Richard West and his wife Robin, 2 daughters; Barbara Wesemeyer and her husband Roy and Kathy Penkwitz and her husband Greg. She is also survived by 5 grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by 2 husbands; Richard L. West and Wickliffe B. Kirby.
Ligia was a teacher in Manatee County for 35 years and was named teacher of the year. She was a title one social coordinator for the families of migrant and agricultural workers. She was active at St. Josephs Catholic Church. Ligia was also a member of Beta Sigma Phi and the Order of The Roses.
Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to the Manatee Education Foundation attn: Migrant Scholarships.
Manatee Education Foundation
1023 Manatee Ave W
Bradenton, FL 34205
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