Lillian Mae <I>Kirk</I> Lawton

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Lillian Mae Kirk Lawton

  • Birth 17 Aug 1952 Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, USA
  • Death 21 Feb 2005 Lowry City, St. Clair County, Missouri, USA
  • Burial Rockville, Bates County, Missouri, USA
  • Memorial ID 10520004

Daughter of Floyd and Mary Kirk.

Married Earl Eugene Lawton on December 9, 1968 in Deepwater, Missouri.

Mother of Jessica and Walter, and grandmother to several.

Earl passed away October 13, 2004. She just wasn't the same after that.

At the time, Lillian had been going through chemo treatments and was awaiting the results of her tests. By Christmas they told her the cancer was gone, but it came back.

Earl and Lillian had become very good friends with Rev. Steve Highlander during the last several years. While Lillian spent her last few weeks in a nursing home/care center, Rev. Highlander visited her several times. At one visit, he asked her if she had ever been "saved." She replied no, and he asked her if she wanted to be "saved" now. She replied no, that she had many things she regreted and had to make amends for. Rev. Highlander said he was very impressed that even though she knew her time was coming, she didn't try to bluff him, and was very open and honest. The next week, Rev. Highlander visited her again. They started talking and he asked her if she remembered thier conversation from the previous week. She said yes, and he asked her if she was ready to be "saved." She said yes, that she worked everything out and she was now ready. She was "saved" that day and passed away that same week.

St. Clair County Courier
4 March 2005
Lillie Mae Wealot Lawton was born Aug. 17, 1952, in Kansas City to Floyd Melvin and Mary Wealot Kirk. She passed away Feb. 21, 2005, at Truman Lake Manor in Lowry City.
In 1968 Lillie was united in marriage to Earl Lawton. To this union two children, Jessica and Walter, were born. Earl preceded Lillie in death on Oct.13, 2004.
She is also preceded in death by her parents, Floyd and Mary Kirk; grandparents, Walter and Nellie Kirk; four brothers, Jack, Virgil, Jim and Earl Kirk; and one sister, Mary Lewellen.
Lillie is survived by her children, Jessica and Walter Lawton; three sisters, Venita, Margie, Caroline; two granddaughters; other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, Feb. 23, at the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel, Osceola, with Rev. Steve Highlander officiating. Music selections were "I Will Always Love You" and "Amazing Grace".
Casketbearers were David Collins, Robert Collins, Chris Schneck, Jim Collins, Joey McClure and Troy White.
Burial was in the Rockville Cemetery under the direction of the Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home, Osceola.


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  • Created by: Sherry
  • Added: 23 Feb 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 10520004
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Lillian Mae Kirk Lawton (17 Aug 1952–21 Feb 2005), Find A Grave Memorial no. 10520004, citing Rockville Cemetery, Rockville, Bates County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Sherry (contributor 46585091) .