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Robert Kirk



    Robert F. Kirk, 83, Big Turkey Lake, LaGrange, died Sunday, November 13, 2011 at Parkview Hospital in Ft. Wayne.

    He was born June 24, 1928, in Utica, Ky., to Robert W. and Ara Mae (Pinkston) Kirk.   

    Moving from Kentucky to Indiana in 1947, he retired in 1987 after 40 years with Union Carbide in East Chicago, Ind., where he was a tonnage plant operator.

    He was married July 6, 1965, in Chicago, Ill., to Lillian McKamey.  She survives.

    Also surviving are one daughter and son-in-law, Mary Etta and Marvin Piper, LaGrange; one son and daughter-in-law, Robert E. and Judy Kirk, Peoria, Ariz.; eight grandchildren, Keith and Laurie Hall, Bremerton, Wash., Rodney and Cris Williams, Auburn, Ind., Misty Kirk, Phoenix, Ariz., Michael and Amy Gibson, Twenty-Nine Palms, Calif., Robert R. and Varina Kirk, Glendale, Ariz., Jeremy and Carri Gibson, Bremerton, Wash., Patti Sears, Demotte, Ind., and Doreen Piper, Lake Station, Ind.; 23 great-grandchildren, Dylan and Megan Hall, Eric, Zachary, Rebecca and Shane Williams, Aspen Kuhns, Chris, Maryssa, and Kirk Gibson, Lillian and Robert J. Kirk, Samantha and Jake Klink, Alex, Peyton, and Dillon Gibson, Dustin, Derek, Dillon, Drew, and D’Anna Sears, and Timothy Woodard; one great-great-granddaughter, Aubrey Sears; and one sister, Beda Baird, Eddyville, Ky.

    He was preceded in death by two daughters, Mary Hoover and Patricia Ann Hunley, one sister, Mable Williams, and four brothers, Chuck, Thomas, Edward, and Delbert Kirk.

    Visitation is 1-4 p.m. Sunday, November 20, at Frurip-May Funeral Home in LaGrange.

    Services will be 4 p.m. Sunday, November 20, at Frurip-May Funeral Home in LaGrange with Reverend Brian VanOsdol officiating.

    Memorials may be directed to Parkview Home Health and Hospice.

    Online condolences may be sent at www.fruripmayfuneral

    Frurip-May Funeral Home in LaGrange is in charge of arrangements.