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Joyce Kirk

March 31, 1936 — August 25, 2018


Joyce Garline Clark Kirk, resident of Paducah, passed away on August 25, 2018 at the age of 82.

Born on March 31, 1936, she lived for her family, especially her children and her grandchildren. She had a beautiful smile and compassionate heart. She saw beauty in the simplest of things, admiring and smiling at the beauty of flowers, dolls, decorated cakes, colorful clothes, pictures of her family and especially another person’s smile or caring face.

She will be sadly missed by her husband: Billy G. Kirk of Paducah; two children: Lisa Clapp (Kenneth ‘Poncho’) of Paducah, Mark Kirk (Rosemary) of Alexandria, Virginia; 4 grandchildren: Danielle Clapp [Michael Henry] of Paducah, Michal Bechtold [Cody] of Paducah, Emily Gaudette (Aaron) of Manchester, New Hampshire, Evan Kirk (Alexis) Leesburg of Virginia; two great grandchildren: Reese Gaudette and Grace Gaudette; siblings, Phyllis Johnson (Hans Bos) of Paducah, Sandra Renfro (Charles) of Burbank, California, Judy Jones (Harley) of Decatur, Illinois, Phillip Clark (Ruth) of Paducah, Kim Karnes (Mike) of Melbourne, Florida

She was predeceased by: father: James Clark; mother: Kathleen Gordon Clark, brother: James Clark.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, August 28, 2018 at Hughes Funeral Home with Rev. Jamie Coomer officiating. Entombment will follow at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens in Paducah.

The visitation will be held on Tuesday August 28, 2018 at 11 am at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to: Alzheimer’s Association, Kaden Tower, 6100 Dutchmans Lane Ste 401, Louisville, KY 40205-3284, or St. Judes Children’s Research Hospital, PO Box 1000 Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38101-9908 or the charity of the donor’s choice.

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Tuesday, August 28, 2018

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