Eighth Generation


2891. Irene Tressa Kirkpatrick was born on 13 November 1906 in Smithfield, Fulton Co., Illinois.181 She died on 11 April 2001 at the age of 94 in Macomb, McDonough Co., Illinois.181 She was buried in Ipava Cemetery, Ipava, Fulton Co., Illinois.1200 Tressa Irene Kirkpatrick was born 13 November 1906, Smithfield, Fulton County, Illinois. On 26 December 1925 she married in Keokuk, Lee County, Iowa, Frank J. Barkley, son of Charles and Grace (Sprinkle) Barkley. There were three (3) children born of the marriage.

Peoria Journal Star, The (IL) - April 12, 2001

Irene T. Barkley, 94, of 100 W. Jefferson, Macomb, formerly of Ipava, died at 7:58 a.m. Wednesday, April 11, 2001, at Wesley Village in Macomb. Born Nov. 13, 1906, in Smithfield to Frank and Grace Neff Kirkpatrick, she married Frank Barkley on Dec. 26, 1925, in Keokuk, Iowa. He died March 9, 1989. She also was preceded in death by one son, Dr. Robert Barkley, and four brothers.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Ted (Ginny) Doxstader of Macomb and Mrs. Sonny (Carolyn) Van Order of Vermont; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and one brother, Burdette (and Mary) Kirkpatrick of Champaign.

A graduate of Western Illinois University, she taught school in the Ipava area for more than 30 years.
She was a member of Ipava Order of Eastern Star Chapter 226. She was a member of Ipava United Methodist Church. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Ipava Cemetery. The Rev. Kevin Kessler will officiate. Visitation will be from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday at Shawgo Memorial Home in Ipava, with services by her Eastern Star chapter at 7:30 p.m. Memorials may be made to her church, VIT Junior/Senior High Library or Wesley Village.

Irene Tressa Kirkpatrick and Frank J. Barkley were married on 26 December 1925 in Keokuk, Lee Co., Iowa.60 Frank J. Barkley, son of Charles Barkley and Grace Sprinkle, was born on 16 January 1901 in Illinois.181,1198 He died on 9 March 1989 at the age of 88 in Macomb, McDonough Co., Illinois.181 On the 1930 U. S. Census of Farmers Township, Fulton Co., Illinois, Frank appears with his wife Irene and daughter Virginia. Frank is the proprietor of a filling station.

Irene Tressa Kirkpatrick and Frank J. Barkley had the following children:

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Virginia Louise Barkley.

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Robert Frank Barkley.

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Carolyn Grace Barkley.