John P. Kirk
John P. KIRK, a lifetime resident of Bonnie, died at 4:15 o'clock 
this morning at Good Samaritan Hospital. His age was 82 years, seven 
months and 29 days. Mr. KIRK, a farmer, was also employed for a number 
of years by the C. & E. I. Railroad. Funeral services will be held 
Monday at 2:00 p.m. at the Bonnie Church of God and burial will be in 
Cubb Cemetery. The body will be taken from Myers Chapel to the family 
home at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, where friends may call until the funeral hour.

Mr. KIRK was born May 6, 1869 in Jefferson County, the son of John and 
Josephine (CASEY) KIRK. He was married to Lourana HALE, who preceded him 
in death in 1932. Mr. KIRK is survived by two sons, Curtis of Bonnie and 
Earl of Nashville, Tenn.; three daughters, Mrs. Retha CARROLL and Mrs. 
Letha SUDDARTH of Nashville, Tenn.; three half sisters, Mrs. Victoria HOOTS 
of Bonnie, Mrs. Ethel OATHOUT of Mt. Vernon and Mrs. Lavera HOLTSLAW of Salem; 
seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Source: The Register-News, Mt. Vernon, IL
Date: Saturday, January 5, 1952
Submitted by Mary Zinzilieta

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