Betty Jane Kirk

August 25, 1932June 30, 2019

Betty Jane Kirk, 86, of Jacksonville, FL, passed away Sunday, June 30, 2019. She was born in Altoona, Florida on August 25, 1932. In 1950, she graduated from Stone Mountain High School, and then later in life went on to receive a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of North Florida. She married Russell C. Kirk on August 6, 1955.

Betty worked in the civil/structural engineering field as an engineering technician for the City of Jacksonville. She was a member of the UNF Alumni Association, and was a long serving Tutor for the Learn to Read, Inc. organization. She was a devoted member of Assumption Catholic Church in Jacksonville. Betty loved both painting and sculpting, and was admired for her artistic abilities. She was an avid reader and loved to share her love of reading with her grandchildren and those who didn’t know how to read. She also loved to cook for her family.

She is survived by her children, Kevin Kirk, Douglas Kirk (Judy), Catherine Edwards, and Stephanie Sasser, as well as 13 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, and her sister, Peggy Hart. Betty was predeceased by her husband of 63 years, Russell C. Kirk, and her sister Paula Storey.

A Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00am Friday, July 5, 2019, with a Visitation beginning at 10:00am, and will be held at Assumption Catholic Church, 2403 Atlantic Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32207. Private Graveside Services with just the family will follow. Arrangements are under the care of Hardage-Giddens Greenlawn, 4300 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32207.


  • Visitation Friday, July 5, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Friday, July 5, 2019


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Keri Skousen

July 5, 2019

I am grateful for the memories I have as a young girl and teen in the welcoming home of the Kirks. Too many memories to list all of them here but the girls know of my gratitude for this family. Just a few include sleepovers, big Saturday morning breakfasts, dramatic skits in the trees & front porch, skating shows, and homemade fudge sent from Jane's mother all the way from Maryland. God bless you all with comfort as we ponder how hard it is to be separated from our parents.