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Rosaline (Roz) Kirk

Posted August 28, 2014 in Obituaries, West Des Moines

January 18, 1924 – August 26, 2014

Roz Kirk

Roz Kirk

Roz Kirk, 90, passed away on August 26, 2014 at Deerfield Retirement Community surrounded by her family and friends.

Roz was born January l8, l924 in Appanoose County, IA to Harry and Edith (White) Stickler. She came to Des Moines after graduating from Numa High School in l942 and went to AIB Business College. After working for Beauty Counselors for a few years in Denver, CO she came back to Des Moines and worked for Iowa Des Moines National Bank. After leaving the bank she went to work for the Iowa Legislature during which time she met and married Cyrus Kirk in l951. They raised three children which she claims to have been the happiest years of her life. Roz and Cy lived in Rockford, IL from 1968 to 1978. When she returned to Des Moines, Roz had a very successful and fun time as a realtor with Iowa Realty. Roz and Cy’s retirement years were spent in Naples, FL.

Roz is survived by her loving husband of 63 years, Cy and their three children, Diane (Rick) Hickman, West Des Moines, IA, Barbara (Jim McDonald), Rockford, IL and Bradford (Lisa) Kirk, Cincinnati, OH; seven precious grandchildren, Andrea, Lauren and Kirstin Hickman, Cody Ann and Trevor (Amie) McDonald, Jackson and Tyler Kirk; one great-grandson, Parker McDonald; two sisters-in-law that she loved dearly, Helen Alexander and Marion Fieseler along with several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Gerald Stickler.

The family would like to thank all of her dear friends for their love and support especially Marsha, Susie and Teddy Barron.

A Memorial Service will be held at McLaren’s Funeral Home on Friday, September 12th at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the charity of donor’s choice. Online condolences may be made to

Information provided by:
McLarens Resthaven Chapel and Mortuary
801 19th Street
West Des Moines, IA 50265

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