Barbara  Kirk

Obituary for Barbara Kirk

August 23, 1940 - June 1, 2021
Avon Lake, Ohio | Age 80

Loving Wife, Mother, Nana, Nina, Sister, Aunt, Cousin, Friend


Barbara Ann Kirk - Age 80, passed away peacefully on June 1, 2021. Beloved wife and best friend to Thomas Hull Kirk for nearly 55 years. A loving mother to Susan K. Strauss (Chris) of Brentwood, TN and Nancy K. Sutsko (Michael) of Fair Haven , NJ. Cherished "Nana" to Carter and Anna Sutsko and" Nina" to Peyton and Grayson Strauss. Sister to the late Kenneth Burkart, Ginny and Evelyn and daughter of the late John and Dorothy Burkart. Dear Sister in Law, Aunt, Cousin, and friend to many. Barb also left behind her beloved dog Rosie.

Barbara was a faithful and devoted servant and member of Bethesda on the Bay Lutheran Church.

Family was everything to Barbara. She always said, "Happiness is being a Family" and through-out her life she made her friends her extended family. Barbara found real joy in helping others. She made time for everyone. Her friendships spanned a lifetime because it was important that she always kept in touch. Whether it be a phone call, a hand written note, a spontaneous visit or a lunch - Barbara always made time for those she loved. She was fiercely loyal to those she loved.

Barb and Tom created a beautiful home together. The kind of home that made everyone feel welcome and at ease. Everyone loved going to the Kirks.

Barbara had a passion for entertaining, even for impromptu visits. She would always have a homemade snack or drink to offer her guests. She even had a designated drawer in her pantry of snacks for her grandkids. Her home was filled with pictures and her favorite antique collections and keepsakes from favorite memories or favorite sayings. Barbara had a great sense of style - and always took pride in her appearance. The importance of family and helping others, was instilled in her daughters as they watched her always volunteer her time in many different platforms.

There will be a private family graveside service on June 26th. The family will receive friends and family to pay tribute in a private Celebration of Barbara's Life on June 27th.

The family wishes to send a special thank you to the Cleveland Clinic Avon Hospital for their care and compassion.

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Avon Lake, OH 44012
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