Mrs. Emma KIRK, 73, of Ina died at Mt. Vernon Hospital at 8:45 o'clock last
night of injuries received 45 minutes earlier when she was struck by a car
while crossing State Highway 37 in Ina. Witnesses said that Mrs. KIRK started
to cross the highway immediately after a truck passed and she walked into the
path of an automobile driven by Frank C. GUTHRIE of Mt. Vernon. She was rushed
to the hospital, arriving at 8:20 and lived for 15 minutes. She sustained fractures
of both legs, one arm and other injuries.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Methodist Church in Ina and
burial will follow in Kirk Cemetery. The body will remain at her home, where her
many friends may call at any time up to the funeral hour. Mrs. KIRK, a respected
citizen of this county, was the widow of the late James V. KIRK.
She is survived by two sons, Byford of Ina and Harley of St. Louis, Mo.; and four
daughters, Mrs. Nell ADAMS of Bonnie, Mrs. Nina MARSHALL of Herrin, Mrs. Millie DAVIS
of Centralia and Mrs. Ina LANE of Cave-In-Rock.
Corner Ben ROEDER was to conduct an inquest at Ina this afternoon.
Mt. Vernon IL Register News, Thursday, August 14, 1942
A corner's jury at Ina yesterday afternoon exonerated Frank C. GUTHRIE of blame
in the accidental death of Mrs. Emma KIRK, 73, who was fatally injured Wednesday
night when she was struck by a car driven by GUTHRIE. A verdict of unavoidable
accident was returned. Mrs. KIRK was struck when she walked out on State Route 37
at Ina into the path of the automobile. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. today
at the Methodist Church in Ina and burial followed in Kirk Cemetery, just north of Ina.
Source: Mt. Vernon IL Register-News
Date: Thursday, August 13, 1942
Submitted by Mary Zinzilieta