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Jeneva Lorraine Skogland Kirkwood

Starbuck, Pope County, Minnesota, USA
Death 4 Jun 2005 (aged 86)
Lawrenceville, Lawrence County, Illinois, USA
Burial Lawrenceville, Lawrence County, Illinois, USA
Plot Garden of Prayer
Memorial ID 17309693 · View Source
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Jeneva Kirkwood, born February 7, 1919, in Starbuck, MN, passed away at her home, June 4, 2005, at the age of 86.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. R.T. Kirkwood in December, 1998.

She is survived by her five children and 15 grandchildren. Four daughters, Jane and David Kavanaugh of Lawrenceville, Mary and Bob Baker of Cedarville, MI, Sally Kirkwood of Indianapolis, IN, Julie and George Gilliam of Owensboro, KY. One son, Dr. Tom and Kim Kirkwood of Bicknell, IN. Grandchildren, Morgan Kavanaugh, Bjorn Kavanaugh, Natalie Kavanaugh, Sally Kavanaugh; Grant Gillum, John Gillum, Ross Gillum, Graham Gillum; Jonathan Kirkwood, Christopher Kirkwood, Emily Kirkwood, Caroline Kirkwood. She is also survived by one brother-in-law in San Deigo, CA and a sister-in-law in Oklahoma, 12 nieces and nephews.

Jeneva grew up in Starbuck, MN, went to St. Olaf College and the University of Minnesota where she completed her bachelors in nursing. After graduation, she worked as a home health nurse in Allegan, MI, under a Kellogg Foundation Program.

She met Tom at Hennepin General where he was an intern and after World War II, they were married and moved to Lawrenceville.

She was active in Girl Scouts and Camp Fire Girls and was the camp nurse for years. She was a member and active with the Presbyterian Church and a member of PEO.

In 1967 she developed the nurse aid program at the Vocational School and taught there for many years until her retirement. She also served on the board for the Lawrence County Health Department for many years. She was chosen WAKO Mother of the Year, and was a member of the Garden Club, Delt Theta Tau, Deltone. Jeneva served as a volunteer for many years in many ways all her life.

A memorial service will be Thursday afternoon, June 9, 2005, at 5 p.m. in the Presbyterian Church, Lawrenceville. Friends may gather at the church for a time of fellowship, 3-5 p.m. on Thursday.

County Memorial Hospital Emergency Room Fund or Lawrence County Health Department RTK Rural Health CliIn lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Lawrence nic. Emmons-Macey & Steffey Funeral Home in Lawrenceville, IL, are in charge of arrangements.

Following the service, interment will be at the Lawrenceville City Cemetery.
Obit The Sumner Press Jun 9 2005

(Ann Harmon Govers)

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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Jeneva Lorraine Skogland Kirkwood (7 Feb 1919–4 Jun 2005), Find A Grave Memorial no. 17309693, citing Lawrenceville City Cemetery, Lawrenceville, Lawrence County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Charlotte Eagleson Sechrest (contributor 46534968) .