Ellen Marie Kirk

March 05, 1944 ‒ October 03, 2018

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Ellen Marie Kirk, 74, of Mount Vernon passed away on Wednesday evening, October 3, 2018 at Knox Community Hospital. She was born on March 5, 1944 in Mount Vernon to the late Robert O. and Edna Marie (Bockoven) Kirk.

Ellen retired from the Mount Vernon Developmental Center, where she was the Laundry Supervisor and she also worked for the Grandparents Program at the Knox County Career Center, where the kids referred to her as “Grandma”.

Ellen is survived by cousins and a close friend and caregiver, Melody Lahmon.

In addition to her parents, Ellen was preceded in death by her brother, Robert O. Kirk Jr. and a cousin, Mike Kirk.

Ellen wanted to thank all the nurses and caregivers that have provided excellent care over the years.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home, 201 Newark Rd., Mount Vernon with Pastor Richard Prater officiating.  Burial will follow in Mound View Cemetery, Mount Vernon.

To share a memory or send an expression of sympathy to the family, visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com

The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Ellen Marie Kirk.


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  • I’m so saddened to see that Ellen pasted away,she was a very friendly lady. She loved playing games on the computer and watching scary movies. My thoughts and prayers are with the family. I took care of her for awhile and we had a lot of fun teasing each other. Fly with the angels my friend.

  • Ellen (Sis) was one of my Mom’s best friends. I can remember them always laughing and having a good time.
    I remember as a child her not wanting to sit by me playing UNO because I would make her always draw cards.

    My deepest condolences to the family.

    God Bless!

  • My heart is heavy with sadness. We have lost a beautiful soul. She will forever be with us in our hearts and our thoughts. Go rest in peace my dear friend. My prayers go out for all those whom grieve for her.

  • Rest in peace, Ellen. You were a great addition to our staff at the KCCC Preschool in the Foster Grandparent program. I was happy to learn that you had good care in the last years of your life and that Audrey and Melody took care of your needs.