Shelby  County  Indiana


The  Shelbyville  News
Monday, Feb. 16, 1998
Floe Amelia Kirk, 99, Shelbyville, died Saturday, Shelbyville.
Born on Sept. 7, 1898, in Rush County, d/o  Albert and Kathryn (Hey) Robinson.  Married  Joseph Kirk  in 1951, and he preceded her in death in 1956.
Lived most of her life in Manilla.  Cafeteria cook for the Manilla School system for 17 years, retiring in 1964.
Member of the Manilla Church of Christ.
Survivors include a daughter, Ella Catherine Meltzer, Manilla; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.|
Preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters.
Manilla Cemetery, Manilla.  Carmony-Ewing Funeral Homes is handling the arrangements.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  News
Wednesday, January 23, 1980
Page 2
Mrs. Maxine Kirk, 64, Milroy, died at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at Rush Memorial Hospital, Rushville.
Spent most of her life in the Milroy area, belonged to the Big Flat Rock Christian Church, Rush County.  She recently retired as secretary for the Gates Body Shop, Milroy.
Born Feb. 6, 1915, in Rush County, a daughter of Calvin and Rebecca (Welch) Hungerford, she was married June 28, 1941 to Albert Kirk, who died May 2, 1978.
Surviving are her father a resident of the Hillside Haven Nursing Home, Rushville; and a brother, Glen Hungerford, Milroy.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Murphy-Burns Funeral Home, Milroy, with the Revs. David Hummell and Mike Whitaker officiating.  Burial will be in East Brook Cemetery, Milroy.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  News
Wednesday, May 3, 1978
          Albert Kirk,  66, E. Main St., Milroy, died Tuesday night at Rush Memorial Hospital, Rushville, where he had been admitted after becoming ill at his home a short time earlier.  He had not been ill.  Mr. Kirk had spent most of his life in Rush County and was a retired employee of Gulf Plastics, Greensburg.  He served with the Merchant Marine in World War II and was a member of the Big Flatrock Christian Church, Milroy MasonicLodge and Greensburg American Legion Post.
          Born in Shelby County on March 21, 1912, Mr. Kirk was a son of  Joseph and  Emma Kramas Kirk.  On June 28, 1941, he married  Maxine Hungerford,  who survives.  Also surviving are one brother and one sister,  Venice Kirk,  Rushville, and  Mrs. Aileen McCain,  Johnstown, Pa.
          Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Murphy & Burns Funeral Home, Milroy, with the Rev. David Hummel officiating.  Burial will be in East Brook Cemetery, Milroy.  Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Thursday.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelby  Republican
Thursday June 5, 1873
Page 3 column 2
By Rev. George Sluter, A.M.
          John 11:23, "Jesus saith Thy brother shall rise again."
THOMAS FLEMING KIRK was born on the tenth of May 1832, in Claysville, Washington County, Pennsylvania.  He died in Shelbyville, Indiana, June 1st, 1873, about four o’clock in the morning.  For over two years his sickness had prevented his attention to business, and for several months he had been so severely taken as to be unable to walk without assistance.  To him therefore death came, not as a grim and unwelcome visitor, but very like one.
          His father and mother at an early day emigrated to Indiana, and after residing sometime in Shelby county, they removed to Bloomington, the seat of the State University, in order to afford their children the superior advantages of education.  Some ten years of his early youth were spent there; when, upon return to Shelbyville at the age of 21, he was united in marriage to  Miss Amy Ann Johnson, May 8th, 1856.  For six or seven years he lived in Morristown, engaged in the cabinet business.  Upon returning to Shelbyville, he was for several years successfully in mercantile pursuits, and controlled a large amount of trade from the vicinity of his former residence.
          In October, 1864, he met with an affliction that he most deeply felt in the death of his wife.  She had been a professing Christian to the communion of the M. E. church.  Not long after that sad event, he took upon himself the holy vows to be Christ’s in the communion that his wife had loved.
          In his best years, he was noted for natural amiability and for the pleasantness and agreeableness of his manners, while his conversation was lit up with sallies of wit.  As a businessman, and in all his more public relations to the world, there is but one voice, the uniform testimony that he was a sincere, honest and an upright man.
          During his long and tedious illness there was  "No languor, peevishness, or vain complaint."  He was surrounded by those who loved him-a widowed mother, a kind brother, a devoted sister, his own dutiful children, and a large circle of relatives and friends.  They who were about him did not fail.
          It is a very great satisfaction always to those who survive to be able to feel that there is no shadow upon the memory of our precious dead.  This is our happiness in the present case.  No one can charge Thomas Fleming Kirk with dishonor.
          But more there is mourning in this bereaved household, but not the mourning that is without hope.  We have a hope, a good hope through grace.  It is the hope that true Christians only can have.  We believe that Jesus Christ died and rose again.  We believe that Thomas F. Kirk had faith in Jesus Christ.  Therefore we do not mourn as those without hope, for we know those who sleep in Jesus, will God bring with him. Jesus saith  "Thy brother shall rise again."
Contributed by Barb Huff

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