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Doris E. Kirk

May 19, 1930 — November 22, 2018

Doris E. Kirk

PEORIA - Doris E. Kirk, 88, of Peoria, formerly of Morton, passed away Thurs., Nov. 22, 2018, at Grand View Alzheimer's Special Care Center in Peoria.
Doris was born May 19, 1930, in Wichita, Kan., to John Wilber and Mabel (Arbuckle) Hall. She married Edwin John Kirk on Oct. 4, 1950 in Laramie, Wyo. He preceded Doris in death on Sept. 10, 2014. She was also preceded in death by her daughter, Linda, and a sister and brother.
Surviving are two daughters, Karen (Kevin) Vaughn of Creve Coeur, Ill., and Joanne (Brian) Murray of Brimfield, Ill.; six grandchildren, Amber, Kody, and Kyle Vaughn and Bobby, Brianne (Brent) Lowder, and Alex Murray; and two great-grandchildren.
Doris worked as an elementary school substitute teacher for Morton 709 for her entire career, retiring in 1989. At the age of 40, Doris continued her college education and achieved her Bachelor of Science Degree.
She was a member of Morton United Methodist Church and was also a member of the Engineer's Wives Club. Doris enjoyed her time volunteering as a 4-H Leader. As a breast cancer survivor, she was compassionate about supporting and participating in the annual Race For The Cure. Doris loved square dancing with Whirl-A-Way Square Dance in Morton. She was an avid seamstress and quilter. She and Edwin enjoyed hiking and riding bikes and always looked forward to traveling around Europe together.

Cremation rites have been accorded.
Visitation will be held from 1 to 2 p.m., Tues., Nov. 27, 2018, at Knapp-Johnson Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Morton. A memorial service will immediately follow at 2 p.m., with Rev. Gary L. Feldman officiating. Burial will be held at a later date.

Memorials may be made to the National Alzheimer's Association.

The family wishes to extend their gratitude to Grand View Alzheimer's Special Care Center and Harbor Lights Hospice for their continuous care to Doris. They are also very appreciative of Doris's long-time caregiver, Valerie Edwards.

Visitation

NOV 27. 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (CST)

Knapp - Johnson Funeral Home and Cremation Center
140 S. Detroit Ave.
Morton, IL, 61550

Service

NOV 27. 2:00 PM (CST)

Knapp - Johnson Funeral Home and Cremation Center
140 S. Detroit Ave.
Morton, IL, 61550
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