Obituary: Martha Kirk

Martha Faye Kirk, 81, of Lebanon died at her home Oct. 4, 2010.

She was born July 29, 1929 in Chance, Okla., the daughter of Charlie and Nettie (O’Neal) Fowler. She grew up near Westville, Okla., where she attended for her schooling.

In the early 1940s, she moved to Kellogg, Idaho, where she resided until the early 1960s. She lived in Sweet Home from the early 1960s until moving to Lebanon in 1979.

She worked as a cook at the LaCabana restaurant in Lebanon for several years.

She married Haskell Morris on Nov. 1, 1946 in Oklahoma. They had four children before divorcing many years later. She married Calvin Kirk in September 1978 in Lebanon. He preceded her in death in 1985.

Mrs. Kirk was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary where she enjoyed doing volunteer work. She also enjoyed fishing, sewing, canning, reading, dancing, singing and especially spending time with her family.

Mrs. Kirk is survived by a son, John Morris of Lebanon; daughters Leona McCann of Sweet Home, Alberta Thorp and Helen Pacey, both of Lebanon; brother Donald Fowler of Broken Arrow, Okla.; sisters Paulette Berger of Russells Point, Ohio, Cordie Elsey of Muskogee, Okla., Edna Winkler of Summers, Ark. and Barbara Everhart of Kansas City, Kan.; 13 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren

A private family gathering was held.

The family requests that memorial contributions be made to the American Legion Auxiliary Post #51 or American Cancer Society c/o Huston-Jost Funeral Home 86 W. Grant St. Lebanon, OR 97355.