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Marjorie Maxine VanKirk, age 93, of Liberal, MO, died Monday November 28, 2011 at Via Christi Hospital, in Pittsburg, KS.


 Marjorie was born January 5, 1918 at Liberal, MO to David Allen and Clara "Dolly" (Minor) Coffey.  She graduated Liberal High School in 1936.  Marjorie married Arthur McClellan VanKirk and together they had 12 children. 


 In addition to being a homemaker, raising her children and farming, Marjorie also had worked at Parsons Ammunition Plant  in Parsons, KS and Peerless Products Inc. in Fort Scott.  She enjoyed sewing, crafting, and gardening.


 Survivors include two sons; Jim & Julia VanKirk, of Mulberry, KS, and David VanKirk of Liberal, MO; six daughters, Beverly Fleharty of Liberal, MO Jean Taylor, of Pittsburg, KS, Bonnie VanKirk, of Liberal, MO, Judy & Bill McManis Sr. of Pittsburg, KS, Donna & Jim Cobler, of Oskaloosa, MO, and Dixie Hayes, of Collinsville, OK; 12 grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; three step-great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; and two step great-great-grandchildren.


 Marjorie was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, two sons, Jack and Robert VanKirk, and two daughters, Dorothy and Rebecca VanKirk.


 Visitation will be 6 to 7 pm Wednesday, November 30, 2011 at Daniel Funeral Home.


Funeral Service will be 2 pm Thursday, December 1, 2011 at Daniel Funeral home with burial to follow at Shiloh Cemetery, near Liberal.


 Contributions are suggested to Alzheimer's Association in care of the funeral home.


#5 Oklahoma City, OKDebbie Scrutchfield 2011-11-30 20:06
Rest in peace Marjoie. Bless your family.
#4 Kansas City, MODixie and family 2011-11-30 18:55
Our thoughts & prayers are with all of you.

Love Always,

Diana & family
#3 Fort ScottCecil Combs and Family 2011-11-30 16:59
Donna and Jim,
Sorry to hear about your Mom. Losing a Mother is tough but God always has a plan for us. If there is anything we can do let us know. You guys are in our prayers.
Cecil and Phyllis
#2 Fort ScottCecil Combs and Family 2011-11-30 12:59
Donna and Jim, Sorry for the loss of your Mother. You are in our prayer. It is tough losing Moms but God knows what he is doing. Again you are in our prayers. Cecil
#1 Kathy Claflin and Vincent Ashw 2011-11-30 07:47
David and family ~
We are so sorry for the loss of your mother. You are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Kathy and Vincent

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