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Melissa Katherine Kirk

Melissa Katherine KIRK, 79, died at 3 a.m. today at her home in Elk Prairie 
Township on Bonnie R.F.D. 1. She was a lifelong resident of Jefferson County.  
Funeral Services will be held tomorrow at 2 p.m. in the Elk Prairie Christian 
Church. The Rev. Ervin P. HAYES will conduct the services and burial will be 
in Abner Cemetery. The body will be taken from Myers' Chapel to the home at 
4:30 p.m. today.

Mrs. KIRK was born September 28, 1865 in Elk Prairie, the daughter of James and 
Martha (HUDSON) HODGE. She was married to J. M. KIRK in May 1889. Her husband 
survives. Besides her husband, she is survived by two brothers, Ed HODGE of 
Sesser, Ill.; and Quincy HODGE of Waltonville; one sister, Mrs. Carrie FRED of 
Denver, Colo.

Source: The Register-News, Mt. Vernon, IL
Date: Wednesday, February 20, 1946
Submitted by Mary Zinzilieta

Source: Mt. Vernon Register News Date: Wednesday, February 20, 1946 Submitted by; John R. Ball

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