Mona Lee Kirk

January 13, 1938July 5, 2019

On Friday, July 5, 2019, surrounded by her children, Mona Lee Guthrie Kirk went to Heaven to be reunited with her beloved husband of 56 years, Clyde Brooks Kirk. Mona was born on January 13, 1938 in Lubbock, Texas to Edgar Anderson Guthrie and Virgie Faye Moores Guthrie.

Mona married Clyde Brooks Kirk on June 3, 1954 in Wolfforth, Texas. She was a fulltime mother and housewife for over 30 years. After raising her family, she went back to school and became a Home Health Aide. She spent the next 15 years caring for the elderly.

Mona was a member and served as president for The Lubbock Women’s Club. Mona was also a member of the Delta Theta Chi Sorority since 2001.

Mona loved to create beautiful things. She was an excellent cook, canner and baker. Mona would sew dresses, outfits and costumes for her daughters and granddaughters. Mona loved scrapbooking, ensuring that every family event or occasion was commemorated by a scrapbook. Mona was also an avid reader and encouraged her love of reading with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Mona was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Clyde Brooks Kirk; mother, Virgie Hale; father Edgar Guthrie, Sr.; brothers, Charles Gillit and Rodney Gillit; and sister, Velda Wright.

Mona is survived by her four children; daughter, Kerry Lee Ritter and husband Donny; son, Brooks Baron Kirk I and wife Julie; son, Dennis Kevin Kirk and wife Nannette; and daughter, Kristie Ann Young and husband Randy; twelve grandchildren: Shane Dove, Shandie Varela, Michelle Evans, Katherine Smith, Cassandra Hensley, Brooks Kirk, II, Brian Kirk, Caroline Kirk, Cade Kirk, Tyler Houk, Maycee Young and Ivie Young; twelve great-grandchildren, Morgan George, Aaron Dove, Payton Dove, Kaylee Dove, Kyle Gerdes, Jesus Varela, Shalee Varela, Kasen Evans, James Smith, Braxton Hensley, Hadlee Houk and Jensen Houk.

Memorials in Mona's name may be made to the National Kidney Foundation and Meals on Wheels of Lubbock.


  • the National Kidney Foundation and Meals on Wheels of Lubbock.


  • Visitation Tuesday, July 9, 2019
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, July 10, 2019


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Rita Funk

July 9, 2019

Mona, I wish I had known you sooner so I could have loved you longer. You are the most remarkable woman I've had the privilege of knowing. It truly has been an honor to be your friend. ❤