OBITUARY

Patricia Kay Kirk

November 5, 1949January 26, 2021

Patricia K. Kirk, born November 5, 1949 in Abilene, KS departed this Earth on January 26, 2021. Pat moved to Belton, MO as a young child. She graduated from Belton High School and received a Bachelor of Science degree from Central Missouri State University, a Master of Arts degree from the University of Northern Colorado and a Certificate of Financial Management from the University of Denver.

In 1972, Pat entered into a 50 year partnership with Carl Kirk, a member of the United States Air Force.

Pat began her professional career In 1970, as one of only 4 female Probation Officers with the Missouri Department of Probation and Parole. Pat then worked for the United States Navy Recruiting Command and concluded her working career with 32 years of service to the Internal Revenue Service. Pat was referred to by friends and colleagues as a “mover and shaker”, as she relocated 21 times in 20 years, achieving an unprecedented level of success prior to her retirement in 2005 as the Acting Director of the IRS’s Phoenix office.

Pat and Carl moved back to Missouri in 2010. She was an active member of the South Haven Baptist Church, and she served in numerous charitable organizations and church activities her entire life. Although Pat did not have children, she enjoyed serving children as a court appointed Special Advocate for CASA.

First impressions reflected a serious demeanor, but Pat’s friendliness and sense of adventure allowed her to easily make friends and befriend animals. Pat viewed life as God’s gift with a purpose to make a positive difference while on this Earth. Her lasting wish is for each of you to live a positive, purposeful life.

In addition to Carl, she is survived by her mother Viola Stevens and numerous cousins. She was preceded in death by her father Dean Stevens and her brother Richard Stevens of Belton.

A Celebration of Pat’s life will be held on February 20, 2021. Visitation will be at 10:00 a.m., followed by a service at 11:00 a.m., at South Haven Baptist Church in Belton; Sr. Pastor Richard Young will officiate and burial will follow at the Belton Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please send contributions to the Belton School Foundation or to the University of Central Missouri.

Services

  • Visitation

    Saturday, February 20, 2021

  • Memorial Service

    Saturday, February 20, 2021

  • Inurnment

    Saturday, February 20, 2021

Memories

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James Rogers

February 9, 2021

Pat was a phenomenal friend, compassionate leader, and an extremely modest and humble soul always with a smile. She had the courage to take on the toughest task and the same time share here insights willingly. Pat was a person you could always count on. I convey our deepest sympathies to Carl and the family
Jim Rogers

Mary Durgin Bartlett

February 4, 2021

Pat & I met in Denver when I came to there to help ACS succeed. We have kept in touch ever since. Our last visit was in my hometown of Castine, Maine where we enjoyed the beauty of the coast together and she delighted in the quaint village. We both loved the IRS and delighted in our happy experiences as we moved time and again to rise in the organization and give back what we had learned along the way. She was a treasure as a friend and I shall miss her greatly. Bless you, Carl.

Lloyd Kirk

February 3, 2021

We already miss Pat beyond words. She was a special person who made a lasting positive impact on everyone she met! She had the unique ability to bring calm to chaotic situations and to provide the perfect advice for those who asked for help. I'm personally grateful for the loving relationship she enjoyed for 50 years with my father! We loved her dedication to the noble notion that each of us can make a personal difference for everyone we come into contact with. Our world seems a little scary and unpredictable now, but living up to her personal standards will help us all come through to positive outcomes! We love you Pat, we miss you, and we'll do our best to honor your memory -- thanks so very much for the blessing of having known you!

LAWRENCE LEDER

February 1, 2021

I am so sorry to hear of Pat's death. A good person, kind, smart, and a wonderful professional, too.
Rest in peace, Pat.
Larry Leder

Kathleen Matson

January 31, 2021

Pat & I were good friends for many years through our time at IRS. We were deskmates in Denver and shared many laughs and great times. I talked Pat into getting her first doxi and we shared many great dog stories over the years. Pat was a wonderful person and a great friend. I will miss her.

Bettie Umland

January 30, 2021

Pat Kirk, a long time friend and working associate. Pat achieved whatever she went for during her working years. It was my pleasure to become friend of both Pat and Carl during the IRS years and later. We had a friendship that lasted the test of time. We could pick up after great amount of time passed and it was like we never had times we weren't always in touch. Pat and I had a mutual admiration of each other. I will forever be richer by her genuineness, integrity and her always being a friend in need. Heaven will have a genuine diamond shining brightly with Pat's presence.
Until we meet again, Pat. I will never forget our friendship.
Love, Bettie Umland

FROM THE FAMILY
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