Mr. George Edward Kirk, age 84, of Madison, Ind., entered this life on March 8, 1926 in Princeton, Ind.

He was the son of the late Warner and Ethel Hale Kirk. He was raised in Princeton and was a 1943 graduate of Princeton High School. He was inducted into the United States Army serving in the 3028th Air Force Base Unit on March 6, 1944 and rose to the rank of private. He was honorably discharged on Nov. 3, 1945 from Sheppard Field, Texas receiving the American Theater Service Medal and the World War II Victory Medal.

He was united in marriage in 1949 to Maudine Holman in Princeton, Ind. This union was blessed with one son and two daughters. He received his masters degree in business from Indiana University. He later received his law degree and Ph.D. from West Virginia University at the age of 52. He served as Provost for Finance and Administration, and as Professor of Business Law and Business Management at West Virginia University from 1964-1978.

He served in the Administration Dept. at Mississippi State University for six years and for 15 years he served as Provost in the Financial Dept. at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio.

George and Maudine spent two years in Santander, Spain on business development ventures. He retired to Madison and had resided in downtown for several years and had resided on Fairmount Drive the past five years.

He enjoyed gardening and raising flowers. He was very proud of his dahlias. He was awarded the title of "Master Gardener" from Purdue University. In his spare time he enjoyed fishing as well. He served as a docent and gardener for Historic Madison, Inc. He had been a member of the Elks Lodge in West Virginia and the VFW Post in Indianapolis. He was a member of the Madison Presbyterian Church in downtown Madison.

George Edward died Sunday, Feb. 20, 2011 at 8:40 a.m. at the King's Daughters' Hospital in Madison, Ind.


George Edward will be missed by his loving wife: Maudine Holman Kirk of Madison, Ind.; his loving son: Philip Kirk and his wife, Vicki of Madison, Ind.; his loving daughters: Kristi Truban and her husband, David of Morgantown, W. Va., Kathi Elkins and her husband, Randall of Charleston, W. Va.; his grandchildren: Aimee Truban Henkins; Rachel Truban Twigg; Andrea Elkins; Anna and Angie Kirk; his great grandchildren: Mia Henkins, Kai Henkins and Merryn Twigg; his sisters in law: Dorothy Kirk of Williamsburg, Va., Helen Hendrix of Vincennes, Ind.; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Warner and Ethel Hale Kirk; his sister, Eleanor Strickland; his brothers, Maurice and Harold Kirk.


Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, Feb. 24, 2011 at 10 a.m., by the Rev. David Young at the Madison Presbyterian Church, 202 Broadway Street in downtown Madison, Ind. Graveside services will follow in the Walnut Hills Cemetery in Petersburg, Ind. on Thursday at 3 p.m.


Friends may call Wednesday from 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, 325 Demaree Drive in Madison, Ind. and Thursday from 9 a.m. until time of the service at the Madison Presbyterian Church, 202 Broadway Street in downtown Madison, Ind.


Military salute will be conducted on Thursday at the Madison Presbyterian Church following the service by Jefferson Post 9, of the American Legion; Military honors will be conducted at the graveside by the Petersburg VFW Post.