Lucille Caroline Burks Kirk
|From: Times; pub. March 26, 1926
Lucille Caroline Burks was born in Manchester, Coffey County, Tennessee, January 28, 1837; departed this life at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Julia A. Maulding, in Delafield, March 18, 1926, aged 89 years, 1 month and 20 days.
She was married to James W. Kirk in Webster County, Missouri, with whom she lived happily until his death thirty-five years ago. To this union were born nine children, two sons and seven daughters, all of whom are living with the exception of Mrs. Laura A. Wright, who preceded her mother in death about twenty years ago, and one son, Zeffie D. Kirk, who died in infancy.
She professed faith in Christ early in life, and with her husband united with the Baptist Church, he later being ordained as a deacon. No one knew "Grandma" Kirk as she was familiarly and lovingly called, could doubt her Christianity as she manifested the Christ spirit by living daily a beautiful life. For all her children, grandchildren and friends, she had a warm place in her heart and a smile on her lips.
She was indeed entitled to the name "Mother". During the Civil War, she stayed at home with her little children, taking care of them and doing all the work on the farm while her husband answered the call of his country. Since the War, she has reared a large family of her own and assisted in caring for several grandchildren.
For about twenty-two years, Mrs. Kirk has resided with her daughter, Mrs. Julia A. Maulding, except when visiting other relatives.
Mrs. Kirk leaves to mourn their loss the following: Martha Jane Daily, Julia A Maulding and Columbia T. Lemon of Delafield; Cora E. Winningham of St. Louis; Sarah M. Simms and Mary E. Cloud of Stone County, Mo.; and William Kirk of Missouri; a large number of grandchildren, and other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were conducted by Elder John B. Maulding at the Delafield Baptist Church Saturday, March 20, 1926. Interment in Blooming Grove Cemetery.
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