Lenora Kirk, 83, of Muscatine, passed away on Friday, July 10, 2015 in her home. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, July 14 at 1:00pm at St Mathias Catholic Church. Casket Bearers will be Leslie Kirk Sr., Rodney Kirk Jr., Nathan Kirk, Damian Kirk, Gary Martin and Jimmy Vargas. Interment will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Muscatine. Following the interment a time of food and fellowship will be held in Gannon Hall at St. Mathias. A memorial fund has been established at the funeral home in Lenora’s name with donations to benefit St. Mathias. Sympathy notes may be left for the family at http://www.lewisfuneralhomes.com.
Lenora Vargus was born on June 18, 1932, in Cotter, Iowa the daughter of Frank C. and Mary D. (Diaz) Vargus. On September 11, 1954, Lenora was united in marriage to William H. Kirk in Muscatine. She was a member of St. Mary’s and St. Mathias’ Catholic Church. She enjoyed raising children and being a hardworking caregiver to everyone.
Lenora will be deeply missed by her children, Leslie Kirk Sr. and his wife, Teressa, of Muscatine and Julie Bargar and her husband, Jason, of Houston; sister Alberta Rocky of Muscatine; six grandchildren; Rodney Kirk Jr., Nathan Kirk, Leslie Kirk Jr., Misty Taylor, Brandon Bargar and Lucas Bargar; and six great-grandchildren: Damian Kirk, Gayla Taylor, Paige Taylor, Cloe Taylor, Robbie Taylor and Ava Kirk.
She was preceded in death by her husband, parents; son Rodney Kirk St.; six brothers: Larry Vargus, James Vargus, Ronnie Vargus, David Vargus and Carmen Vargus; and four sisters: Vivian Schrewers, Josephine Gray, Marie Martin and Juanita Maya.