Dr. Barbara L. Kirt, 65, passed away on Saturday, December 1, 2018. Born on September 8, 1953, in Racine, Barbara was the daughter of George and Jean (Nee: Lynd) Ryback.

She attended William Horlick High School and graduated in 1971. After high school, she pursued a bachelor’s degree at the University of Wisconsin – Parkside. After graduating from Parkside, she attended Guangzhou University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in China and graduated in 1996. Barbara then furthered her studies by graduating with a Master of Science in Oriental Medicine in 1999 from the Midwest Center for the study of Oriental Medicine. She spent her career practicing acupuncture and Chinese medicine.

Barbara married Richard J. Kirt on July 11, 1981. Her hobbies included camping, hiking, and art. But she mostly enjoyed spending time with her family.

She will be dearly missed by her loving husband of thirty-seven years, Richard; her mother, Jean Ryback; brothers, Dr. George (Kathy) Ryback of AZ, James Ryback of Racine, Sharon (Tim) Dickert of Mount Pleasant; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, John (Jackie) Kirt of Racine, Steve (Sue) Kirt of Hudson, Kenneth Kirt of Georgia, Tracy (George) Markiewicz of Milwaukee; mother-in-law, Winifred Winser of Racine; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many dear friends.  She was preceded in death by her father, George Ryback.

There will be a funeral held on Friday, December 7, 2018, at 7 p.m. at Maresh Meredith and Acklam Funeral Home. Friends and relatives can meet with the family from 5-7 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment will follow at West Lawn Memorial Park. Memorials to the Wisconsin Humane Society Racine Chapter have been suggested.