Obituaries detail

Stephen Sherron Kirk

Stephen Sherron Kirk, 93, of Overland Park, KS passed away at home on November 6, 2018.


Steve was born September 5, 1925, in Garvin, OK to Nelle (George) and George Kirk. He grew up in Idabel, OK.


He attended the University of Oklahoma, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts and Master’s degree in English. He continued his education at Louisiana State University, earning a Master’s in Library Science. He was also a Fellow at Tulane University.


Steve served in the U.S Army in the Counter Intelligence Corps before moving to Kansas City where he worked as the executive director of the Kansas City Public Library. His varied career included a successful stint as manufacturers’ representative, ownership of Galaxy Farm, a horse training facility, and Galaxy Farm Fencing.


Steve was a thoughtful man who cared about art and history and literature. In his retirement, he became fascinated with genealogy, writing three books about the men who served in Sul Ross’s Texas Cavalry. He also rediscovered a love of bridge (the men he played with meant the world to him) and a passion for painting (he delighted family and friends with his watercolors).


He is survived by his wife of fifty-three years, Charlotte (Wornall) Kirk, his daughters Julie (Matt) Mulhern and Louise Cooper, granddaughters Meredith and Katie Mulhern and Mary Lou Wagner, a niece Sharon Warner (David) and two nephews Robert List (Cindy) and Kirk Condry (Karla).


Following a private burial, family will receive friends on Tuesday, November 13 from 2 - 4pm at the Carriage Club.


In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Kindred Hospice (8735 Rosehill Rd, Lenexa, KS 66215) or the John Wornall House Museum (6115 Wornall, KCMO 64113).

Additional Service:
Celebration of Life
Carriage Club
5301 State Line Rd.
Kansas City
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Date of Service:
Nov 13 ,2018
Time of Service:
2:00 pm
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Beverly Shaw Nov 11 ,2018

Friend ,Independence ,Missouri

Dear Friends, On behalf of the Westport Historical Society, I would like to send our condolences. Steven was a true renaissance man who delighted in learning about history and whatever caught his attention. Sincerely, Beverly Shaw