Virginia Kirk

Marshalltown (formerly of rural Lorimor)
February 24, 1935 - May 16, 2017

Virginia Kirk, 82, of the Iowa Veterans Home in Marshalltown, Iowa formerly of rural Lorimor, Iowa, passed away on May 16, 2017, and rejoined her loving husband, Ben.

Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 27, 2017, at Ochiltree Funeral Service in Winterset. Visitation will be from 9:00 until service time at 11:00 a.m. Memorials may be directed to the family to be designated at a later date in the Lorimor area.

Virginia Claire Ragan was born at home in rural Winterset, Iowa; she was the daughter of Benjamin Clarence and Dola Vesta (Patton) Hircock Ragan. She attended school in the Macksburg Community School District. On August 11, 1951, Virginia was united in marriage to Benjamin Francis Kirk at the Madison County Courthouse and after Ben served his Country Honorably in the United States Army Corps they settled in rural Madison County where they lived on the family farm for the next 50 years. Virginia was a homemaker, farmwife and farmhand depending on the day and what needed to happen on the farm. She raised a big garden and always was canning whatever she could. She was an amazing cook and loved to cook, whether it was for 5 or 50, she was always up for the challenge, never running out of food, she was a great seamstress, and enjoyed quilting. She loved her family and loved to hold the little ones. In later years she and Ben enjoyed watching the Hawkeyes and Cyclones. She had been a member of the Eastern Star in Lorimor, Iowa.

Left to cherish Virginia’s memory are her sons, Nelson Craig (Cindy Jo) Kirk of Story City, Iowa, Michael Benjamin Kirk of Marshalltown, Iowa and Douglas Eugene (Linda) Kirk of Murray, Iowa; grandchildren, Kami Kirk (Bill) Thomas, Jennifer Kirk (Bruce) Marsh, Justin (Jackie) Kirk, Kellee Kirk (Ralph Torres) Hernandez, Ragan Kirk Victor, Kinzee Kirk (Matthew) Mashek, Benjamin (Veronica) Kirk and Stefanie (Kevin) Mullins; great- grandchildren, Anna Thomas, Sophie Thomas, Shelbie Marsh, Dalton Marsh, Hope Marsh, Steven Marsh, Ella Marsh, Danielle Mashek, Layla Kirk,  Lilly Victor, Eli Victor, Ella Victor, Caleb Kirk, Jose Hernandez, Isiah Hernandez; sister, Doris Jackson of Grimes, Iowa; many nieces, nephews, cousins and all of the Kirk family.

In death she rejoins her parents, Benjamin and Dola, husband, Ben, siblings, Sara Gunter, Eugene Hircock, Marion Ragan, Benjamin Ragan, Delbert Ragan, and George Ragan and daughter-in-law, Karen Kaye Kirk.