OBITUARY: Maxine R. Shirk

HALSTEAD—Maxine R. Shirk, 92, former teacher at R. L. Wright Elementary School, Sedgwick, died,Monday, Sept. 16, 2019, at Halstead.

She was born July 6, 1927, at Sedgwick County to Jacob G and Esther F. (Schwarz) Krause.

She was a lifelong area resident and earned her teaching degree at Emporia State Teachers College.

She was a member of Halstead Baptist Church.

On June 2, 1968, she married Clarence G. Shirk at Halstead, and he passed on July 5, 2012.

Survivors include son: Erich Shirk, Newton; daughter: Melody Fry, Sedgwick; brother: Karl (Dorothy) Krause, Halstead; sisters Virginia Miller, Sedgwick, Faye (Frank) Rennolet, Wichita, Carolyn Krause, Dewey, Okla., and Doris (Bill) Kolb, O’Fallon, Mo.; nine grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren.

She also was preceded in death by sons, Rodney and Gerrel Shirk; and brothers, William and Kenneth Krause.

Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. with a visitation from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019, at Kaufman Funeral Home, Halstead.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, at Halstead Baptist Church with Pastor Ed Blanchette officiating.

Burial will follow at Hillside Cemetery Sedgwick.

Memorials may be given to Halstead Baptist Church in care of Kaufman Funeral Home, Halstead.

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