Katherine Rebecca Dirk was born on December 5,1901
Argentine, Ks., the daughter of William and Lucy Fisher. She
this life on October 11, 1987 at the St. Francis Hospital in
View, MO., at the age of 85 years, 10 monthsand six days.
was united in marriage to Clarence "Mike" Edward Denton on March 9, 1926
to this union two children were born.
husband, Mike, preceded her in death on December 7, 1958.
was also married to Henry Edward Dirk in August of
and he passed away on October 18, 1968.
was also preceded in death by her mother and father;
son, Virgil Monroe Denton, who died in August of 1973; one
Alfred Fisher; and a sister, Louella Flethcer.
was a member of the Church of Christ and
Ladies Auxilliary of the VFW in Mountain View.
leaves to mourn her passing one daughter and son-in-law,
and Henry Gates of Independence, MO.; three
Paula Rae Mitchell and her husband Ralph "Mitch" Mitchell of El Paso, TX.,
Jeffery Allyn Gates and his wife Rhonda Gates of Independence, MO.
Loren Henry Gates of El Paso, TX.; many nieces and nephews, great nieces
Bobby Ledbetter, who stayed with her for many years
a host of friends.
were held October 15, 1987 at Chapel Hill Church in
View, Mo., with Larry Yarber officiating.
Home of Willow Springs, Mo.,
direction for the services and burial.
were Royce Yarber, Harman Hines, Ted Ledbetter,
Hunter, Leslie Ledbetter and Bobby Ledbetter.
Pallbearers included Jack Yarber, Andy Yarber,
Ledbetter, Phillip Horst, Bill Gastineau and Dean Gastineau.
attending from out-of-town included:
and Henry Gates, Independence, MO,
Gates, Paula Mitchell of ElPaso, TX,
and Clyde Dean, Mr. and Mrs Albert White, O'Kean, AR,
and Julia Denton of Monett, MO,
andDebbie Woolsey, Summersville, MO,
Brown, Willow Springs, MO, and Bill Yarber, Winona, MO.
Katherine Fisher Denton Dirk was my grandmother through her son Virgil
Denton who died in 1973.
note: I don't have the name of the newspaper but this is a accurately typed
copy of the obituary sent to me.
of Elaine Denton
and Related Families