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A Celebration of Life Service for Margie D. Kirkpatrick, age 88, of Kremlin, is 10 a.m. Friday, August 18, 2017, at the Ladusau-Evans Chapel with the Rev. Dane Lemons officiating. Burial follows in Memorial Park Cemetery, under the direction of Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home.
Margie was born Sept. 8, 1928, in Mena, Ark., to Andrew (Bud) and Bessie Hagler Langston and passed away Sunday, August 13, 2017, in the Community Health Center in Wakita.
She was raised in Western Colorado, where she graduated from high school.
On April 18, 1946, she married John R. "Bob" Kirkpatrick in Grand Junction, Colo., and he passed away Feb. 7, 2013. They lived in Orange, CA for almost a year and on February 21, 1949, they moved to Kremlin, where they resided.
She was a Post Master for the U. S. Postal service retiring after 30 years. After Margie's retirement, Bob and Margie were what many referred to as Snow Birds, having spent six months each winter in the Corpus Christie, Texas, area.
She was an active member of the Kremlin Community United Methodist Church for 55 years. She was the mayor of Kremlin for several years. Margie was given the Citizen of the Year of Kremlin in 2015.
Survivors include her daughter Janet and her husband Dave Bittle, their three children, Kimberly and husband Rafael Larin, their two sons Myles and Colby of Glendale, Calif., Dusty and his wife Tracy Bittle, their two children, Karlee and Kass of Kremlin, Shannan Bittle and Cathy O'Dell of Wagoner, and a host of family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her twin sister and two brothers.
Memorials may be made to the Community Health Center or Hospice Circle of Love, with Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home serving as custodians of the funds.
Condolences may be made online and the service may be viewed at www.LadusauEvans.com.
Published on August 14, 2017
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