Aug. 2, 1908 – March 30, 2006
Elizabeth Fullinwider Kirkpatrick, 97, has joined her husband James A. Kirkpartrick (1903 – 1947) in the presence of her savior, Jesus Christ. Elizabeth died on Thursday, March 30, 2006 in Houston.
She was born in Marlin on Aug. 2, 1903, to Jacob McNair and Myrtle Smith Fullinwider.
She was a 1925 graduate of Marlin High School, and received her B.A. and M.A. in English from the Univesity of Texas. She served on the faculty at Marlin High School for 35 years, where she taught English and was librarian before becoming librarian for the Marlin Public Library in 1973. She also served on the board of the Marlin Public Library, and continued to volunteer after her retirement in 1980. She was a lifetime member of the First Presbyterian Church of Marlin whree she was a Deacon and Elder. Elizabeth was an accomplished seamstress and enjoyed knitting and crocheting as a member of the Dewing and Handwork Club.
Graveside services were Tuesday, April 4, at 11 a.m. at Calvary Cemetery with Dr. Hollie Mitchell and Reverend Carter Sanger officiating.
Pallbearers were Russell James, Stephen James, Ken Brackett, Britton Pyland, Scott Cover and John Cover.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contribution can be made in Elizabeth’s named to the Marlin Public Library or the Salvation Army.
Elizabeth was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and her beloved sister, Frances Fullinwider Luther.
She is survived by her daughter, Linda Kirkpatrick Cover, and husband Gene; grandchildren, Russell James and wife Marietta, Stephen James and wife Sheila, and Leslie Brackett and husband Ken; step-grandsons Scott and John Cover; nine great-grandchildren; niece, Peggy Luther Pyland, and other family members and close friends.
She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who leaves us with a legacy of a saving faith in Jesus Christ alone.
Adams Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.