Lissie Jean (Talbott) Kirk
Lissie Jean (Talbott) Kirk

Lissie Jean (Talbott) Kirk, born July 12, 1942, to the late Floyd and Mae (Back) Talbott, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Aug. 29, 2021, with family by her side.

In 1963, she married the love of her life, Phillip Kirk Sr., who survives her at home.

Lissie was preceded in death by her parents, four brothers, and a sister.

She is survived by her husband, Phillip Kirk Sr. of Van Wert, Ohio, along with her children, Jeannie (Randy) Michaelson of Willshire, Ohio, Vickie (Joseph) Eilerman of Elida, Ohio, and Phillip Kirk Jr. of Van Wert; four grandchildren, Mathew Kirk, Amanda (Josh) Miller, Ashley (Shane) Holten, Randy Michaelson Jr.; 11 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Nancy (Jim) Scott, Laura (Leonard) Subler; several nieces and nephews; and extended family.

Lissie was a devout Christian, who was loved by so many. She loved singing in a family Gospel group called "The Singing Soul Seekers" and loved going to church and spending time with friends. She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend to all who had the privilage of knowing her. She truly was one of God's greatest angels on this earth.

There will be a celebration of life service at a date that is to be determined. She will be forever loved and never forgotten.

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Arrangements have been entrusted to Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory, 722 S. Washington St., Van Wert, OH 45891.