Pulliam Funeral Chapel


VISITATION: 5 - 8 p.m. Thursday June 14, 2001

FUNERAL: 10:30 a.m. Friday June 15, 2001
Pulliam Funeral Home - Oblong

MEMORIAL: Eastern Illinois Christian Childrens Home
Envelopes at or may be mailed to the funeral home

Effie Irene Kirk 93, Oblong, Illinois died Tuesday June 12,2001 at 10:30a.m. at her residence. She was born August 20,1907 in Cumberland County in the Hazel Dell area. Effie was the daughter of James Matheny and Lauetta (Lockhart) Matheny. On September 30, 1928 she married Leonard I. Kirk. She was a member of the First Christian Church of Oblong. She was known by many for several years as the "Egg Lady", her hobbies included sewing, cooking and her Grandchildren. Effie was very active in her church and was known for her Butterscotch pies by family and friends.

Effie is survived by her husband Leonard Kirk; 3 sons and daughters -in-laws Noel & Rose Kirk, Keith & Bev Kirk and Gene & Janet Kirk; 2 daughters and sons-in-laws Dawn & Wayne Tracy and Karen & Donald Russell; 31 Grandchildren, 46 Great Grandchildren and 6 Great great Grandchildren; daughter-in-law Judy Kirk; 2 sisters-in-laws Mary Matheny and Juanita Matheny. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews. Effie was preceded in death by her parents, 1 son David Kirk; 1 daughter and son-in-law Reba and Henry Traylor Sr; 4 brothers Lester, Harry, Gerald and Ira Matheny; and 2 grandsons Todd Russell and Lance E. Kirk.

Brother David Huey will officiate and burial will be in the Oblong Cemetery.


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