Sarah J. Randall Kirk was born in Hickman Co. Tenn. June 4, 1844.
She was the daughter of James Monroe, and Rebecca Randall. She was
the oldest of the family of 2 bros. and 2 sisters, and 2 half bros.
and 2 half Sisters. One sister preceded her several years ago. Those
remaining are, Noah Randall, Wm. Randall, Mrs Wm. Pickett, half bros.
W. B. Clinton, Mrs. Eliza Cook, Mrs. Harriet Book And Eddie Clinton.
She was married to Wm. Kirk Jan 31, 1861. They moved on what is known
as the Kirk homestead and remained there until death called her away. To
this union was born 9 children, the oldest one dying in infancy and two
have preceded her in death a short time ago, Mrs Laura Dunbar and
Mrs. Nellie Vanatta.
Those remaining are Mrs. Sarah Wyatt of Shelton Wash., Mrs. Florence Carroll,
Ina, Ill., Seburn Kirk, Chester, Ill., Eleck Kirk, Ina Ill., Mrs. Etta Butler
Whittington, Ill. and Mrs. Myrtle Webber Benton Ill.
Subject of this sketch professed faith in Christ at the age of 13 years and
united with the C. P. Church under the ministry of Clayborn Wilson. She was
a faithful companion and devoted to her home and family. She was a kind and
obliging neighbor and never turned any one away who came to her in need.
Owing to her fraility of health, she was not permitted to attend church
services but she loved her bible and loved to talk of her savior. She loved
christian literature and had been a constant reader of the Pentacostal Herald
for a number of years. She often expressed a willingness that she was ready
to meet the Savior and the summons came at 12:410 pm, July 18, 1917 being
73 years, 1 month and 12 days old. She leaves to mourn her departure an
aged husband, 6 children, 24 grand children, 12 great grand children,
3 sisters, 4 brothers and a host of friends and neighbors.
The funeral services were conducted by Rev W J Sneed at the Kirk church.
Her remains were laid to rest in the Kirk Cemetery to await the resurection
morn. While we realize our loss is her eternal gain let us all endeavor to
meet mother and grand mother where parting shall be no more.
A Grand Daughter
(written by Birdie Carroll Stevens)