John Morris Kirgis


John Morris Kirgis, ninety five, of Russell, Kansas, died on Tuesday, December 05, 2017, on the Russell Regional Hospital in Russell, Kansas.

John was born on January 25, 1922, in Beloit, Kansas, the son of Frank John and Pansy I. (Inexperienced) Kirgis.  He grew up in Beloit and graduated from Beloit Excessive Faculty within the class of 1939.  After highschool he attended Kansas State College for some time however his school schooling was interrupted with the beginning of World Warfare II.  John eager to serve his nation joined the Military Air Corp.  After the conflict, he met, fell in love and was united in marriage to Rosalie DePoy on December eight, 1946 in Denver, Colorado.  From this union they have been blessed with 6 youngsters; Tom, Nancy, Beverly, Cindy, Sheri and Judith.  He labored as a top quality management consultant for america Division of Protection.  After forty eight years of marriage, Rosalie preceded John in dying on January 04, 1995.  John was lucky to seek out love a second time when he met Ann Potter, they usually have been longtime companions for the final 20 years.  He and Ann attended Otterbein United Methodist Church and John was a member of the Disabled American Veterans group.  He loved fishing, dancing, studying and enjoying the inventory market.  He additionally loved watching soccer, baseball, basketball and particularly loved watching the Dallas Cowboys, Kansas Metropolis Chiefs and Kansas College Basketball.

Surviving household embrace his son Tom Kirgis of Woodston, Kansas; daughters Beverly McGuire (Gary) of Pink Oak, Texas, Cindy Leslie (Howard) of Alvarado, Texas and Judith Yates (John) of San Marcus, Texas; 9 grandchildren and 10 nice grandchildren and longtime companion Ann Potter of Russell, Kansas.

He was preceded in dying by his mother and father, spouse Rosalie, daughters Nancy Lee Monday and Sheri Rodgers; brothers Billy, Robert & Kenneth Kirgis and sister Virginia E. Bean.

A celebration of John’s life will probably be held at 10:30 A.M. on Saturday, December 09, 2017, on the Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary in Russell, Kansas, with Pastor Michael Eurit officiating and the Russell V.F.W. Publish 6240 Honor Guard will conduct Army Rites .  A Graveside Service will comply with at 2 P.M. Saturday afternoon on the Prairie Grove Cemetery in Cawker Metropolis, Kansas.  Visitation shall be from 9 A.M. to eight P.M. Friday, December 08, 2017, at Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary with household greeting friends from 6 P.M. to 7 P.M. Friday night.  Memorials could also be given to the Russell Sr. Middle or the Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and despatched in care of the mortuary.  Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary in Russell, Kansas is in control of these preparations.

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