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Mary K. Dirk
Mary Katherine Rebecca Dirk was born on December 5,1901
in Argentine, Ks., the daughter of William and Lucy Fisher. She
departed this life on October 11, 1987 at the St. Francis Hospital in
Mountain View, MO., at the age of 85 years, 10 monthsand six days.
She was united in marriage to Clarence "Mike" Edward Denton on March 9, 1926
and to this union two children were born.
Her husband, Mike, preceded her in death on December 7, 1958.
She was also married to Henry Edward Dirk in August of
1963 and he passed away on October 18, 1968.
She was also preceded in death by her mother and father;
one son, Virgil Monroe Denton, who died in August of 1973; one
brother Alfred Fisher; and a sister, Louella Flethcer.
She was a member of the Church of Christ and
the Ladies Auxilliary of the VFW in Mountain View.
She leaves to mourn her passing one daughter and son-in-law,
Lorene and Henry Gates of Independence, MO.; three
grandchildren, Paula Rae Mitchell and her husband Ralph "Mitch" Mitchell of El Paso, TX., Jeffery Allyn Gates and his wife Rhonda Gates of Independence, MO.
and Loren Henry Gates of El Paso, TX.; many nieces and nephews, great nieces and
nephews, Bobby Ledbetter, who stayed with her for many years
and a host of friends.
Services were held October 15, 1987 at Chapel Hill Church in
Montain View, Mo., with Larry Yarber officiating.
HilerFuneral Home of Willow Springs, Mo.,
provided direction for the services and burial.
Pallbearers were Royce Yarber, Harman Hines, Ted Ledbetter,
Earl Hunter, Leslie Ledbetter and Bobby Ledbetter.
Honorary Pallbearers included Jack Yarber, Andy Yarber,
Wesley Ledbetter, Phillip Horst, Bill Gastineau and Dean Gastineau.
Persons attending from out-of-town included:
Lorene and Henry Gates, Independence, MO,
Loren Gates, Paula Mitchell of ElPaso, TX,
Eva and Clyde Dean, Mr. and Mrs Albert White, O'Kean, AR,
Eliner and Julia Denton of Monett, MO,
Scott andDebbie Woolsey, Summersville, MO,
Bertha Brown, Willow Springs, MO, and Bill Yarber, Winona, MO.

Mary Katherine Fisher Denton Dirk was my grandmother through her son Virgil Denton who died in 1973.
Added note: I don't have the name of the newspaper but this is a accurately typed copy
of the copy of the obituary sent to me.


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