M. E. Kirk
M. E. KIRK dies last Friday afternoon at his home in West Frankfort at 
the age of 78. Mr. KIRK had been sick for several months and bed fast 
for some time. For many years he resided here where he operated a general store.  
He was one of Ina's pioneer merchants.

He was united in marriage to Alice JONES who preceded him in death several years ago.  
He is survived by one son and two daughters, Charles KIRK of West Frankfort, Mrs. Ray LANE 
of Mt. Vernon and Mrs. Jim COOK, residing in Texas. Mr. KIRK remarried after locating 
in West Frankfort and his last wife survives, the former Rosa BUTTS.

Funeral was held at the Methodist Church in Ina Monday afternoon, conducted by Rev. Riley BURTON 
of Whittington. Burial took place at the Kirk Cemetery.

Source: Ina Observer
Date: Thursday, June 9, 1949
Submitted by Mary Zinzilieta

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