Carolyn Marie Kirk

September 25, 1939 - March 3, 2023
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R.T. Foard Funeral Home, P.A. - Rising Sun
111 S. Queen St.
Rising Sun, MD 21911
410-658-6030 | Map
Monday 3/13, 11:00 am
North East Cemetery
101 Cemetery Road
North East, MD 21901
Monday 3/13

Carolyn Marie Kirk, 83, of Destin, FL, formerly of North East, MD, passed away at home on Friday, March 3, 2023.  She was born in Pleasant Hill, MD on September 25, 1939, to the late James and Mary (Russell) Edmanson. Carolyn was a teacher, librarian, and principal for Cecil County Public Schools for more thanContinue Reading

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Judy Penhollow Guy left a message on March 20, 2023:
To Bill Kirk and his Family. Carolyn was a friend, always glad to see you, always talked with anyone. Her children and mine went to N E Methodist Church together, played sports together. No matter what school she taught at, everyone admired her . As a Principal, the students were always her priority. My prayers are with all of you. A great Lady.
Sarah Russell Delaney left a message on March 15, 2023:
Dear Billy,Kevin and Amy, I wish I could have attended the service. It’s been so long since I’ve seen you. I would also have liked to see and meet the grandchildren. I remember reading Dad’s letters from the war. He was always remarking about Carolyn and how she was really “something.” I think they were quite close. Carolyn always played with Becky and me and Tom if he was with us when we visited Aunt Mary and Uncle Jim in Bayview. When my mother (Gerry) was pregnant with Bridget ,Carolyn would grab me and say she was going to throw me down the stairs if I couldn’t remember the name they were going to call the new baby if it was a girl! She helped us with any schoolwork or things we needed to do for Sunday School. She always made sure we got all of our gold and blue stars in our Sunday school notebooks. I guess we were her first “pupils. “. She used to tell the story that she was so concerned because I didn’t have all the stars for memorizing the books of the bible. Finally I said them all backwards. Who needs your stars. Amy ,when you and Kevin were older Bridget and I used to visit and play with you when you lived near the old library in North East. Carolyn was smart and clever. She will be missed. H.T. and Gerry’s daughter. Sarah Delaney
Marilyn Hammond Spence - Class of ‘57 left a message on March 14, 2023:
Dear Bill - It is with great shock and sadness that I have just learned of Carolyn’s passing. She fought a hard battle, as only you know. I have many font memories of our class and the truly “Happy Days” we grew up in.I imagine Carolyn & Catherine are up in Heaven catching up on things. Bill, do take care of yourself, as there aren’t many of our class left. Have you in my prayers. Marilyn
Candy Armour left a message on March 13, 2023:
Amy,I am so very sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. I always thought she was a wonderful woman. May God bring you peace knowing she is at rest. You and the rest of your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.Candy
Lisa Kelly (Markus) left a message on March 13, 2023:
Amy, I’m so sorry to hear about your mom. I hope you and your family find peace
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Sonny and Barb Tenney left a message on March 12, 2023:
Bill and Family: We have many fond memories of Carolyn and send our love and prayers to you and your family at this time of loss. We will keep you in our prayers and remember the the happiness of the days gone by. Sonny and Barbara
Chan Cosans left a message on March 10, 2023:
To dear friend, Bill Kirk, and his family - Kevin and Amy - their families and all the grandchildren - what a legacy those grandchildren have in a dynamic grandmother, Carolyn Kirk - she really gave her all for the children in her schools and the teachers who supported them.- she is no longer suffering here on earth. She loved Bill and her family. She was a good friend. Rest in peace, Carolyn...and sending prayers for comfort and healing to all her family and close friends.
Ruth Howsden left a message on March 9, 2023:
Dear Bill, Kevin, Amy, and Grandchildren; Jerry and I were sad to learn of Carolyn's death, but know that she was not able to live life to the fullest for some time. Now she is free of her disease and can rest in peace knowing what a great love you shared with her. We wish we could have relieved her of her problem, but know that it was impossible. May the memory of her illness soon give way to all the words of goodness she bestowed upon her family and friends and all the students whose lives she enriched. Carolyn and I shared lot of things in the 2 years we roomed together in college and later on the beach in O.C. Even though we can not comprehend why things happen as they do, you have our deepest sympathy as you work through your grief and sadness.
Shirley Heath Wittman left a message on March 9, 2023:
Carolyn, rest in peace. A fellow classmate. Shirley Heath Wittman
Teresa Baker Colby left a message on March 8, 2023:
Carolyn was at terrific lady .She was my principal at Calvert and Rising Sun Elementary. She knew how to Captian the ship .But she was forever working with the teachers for the betterment of the school and mostly the students. I ‘ll always appreciated her cleaning the stage with me for music programs. I’ll always cherish her 💕
Sandy Alexander left a message on March 8, 2023:
Sending Condolences to the Kirk family -- Bill, Kevin, Amy and grandchildren. Carolyn was such a nice person. She and Bill were my mom's neighbor in North East for quite sometime before selling their home. It was always nice to see Carolyn at the North East High School Alumni Banquets.Take care, Sandy (Potts) Alexander
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