Obituary of Marilyn Kirkpatrick
Marilyn Kirkpatrick, 89, of Morgantown, WV, passed away on Wednesday, November 6, 2019, at The Crossings at Morgantown. She was born in Stewardson, IL, on May 3, 1930, the daughter of the late Cecil and Bertha (Slifer) Syfert.
Marilyn attended Ball State University where she earned both her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees. She was a 5th-grade teacher for more than 20 years in Fairmount, Indiana, where she received several teaching awards. Teaching the young people of Indiana was one of her greatest joys, and she stayed in touch with many students decades after leaving the classroom.
Upon her retirement, she and her husband Virgil moved to Inverness, FL, where they lived for more than 20 years. In Florida, Marilyn was well known in local golf circles and was a member of the Inverness Country Club where she won numerous tournaments. She was also very involved in the Whispering Pines Villas neighborhood and developed many friendships in her community. Marilyn was a very active person throughout her entire life and enjoyed driving her yellow Ford Mustang, riding snowmobiles and motorcycles, golfing, boating, and teaching her grandchildren how to fish.
Marilyn is survived by her son Mike Kirkpatrick and his wife Sally of Morgantown, WV; grandchildren LCDR Justin Kirkpatrick and wife Lauren of Virginia Beach, VA, and Megan Van Etten and husband Todd of Arlington, VA; and great-granddaughter Morgan Belle Kirkpatrick of Virginia Beach, VA.
In addition to her parents, Marilyn was preceded in death by her husband Virgil Kirkpatrick; and siblings Mary Lou Sinchak, Charles Syfert, and John Paul Syfert.
In accordance with her wishes, cremation services will be provided by Hastings Funeral Home in Morgantown, WV, and private committal services will take place at Park Cemetery in Fairmount, IN.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 1299 Pineview Drive, #3, Morgantown, WV 26505.
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