Regina Friend Kirk, 48
Funeral services for Regina Ethyl Friend Kirk, 48, of Rogersville, were held Oct. 20, 2017, at Clinking-beard Funeral Home in Gainesville with Brother Dale Roberts officiating. Mrs. Kirk died Oct. 16 at Mercy Hospital in Springfield.
She was born Nov. 21, 1968, in Loogootee, Indiana, the daughter of Edd W. B. and Ina Bell Russell Friend. The family of three moved back to Ozark County when Regina was only seven weeks old. She attended Gainesville Schools her whole 13 years of school, graduating in 1987. She then continued her education in Springfield at what is now Missouri State University, earning a sociology degree. She was working in Springfield when she met Paul Darren Kirk. They were married July 10, 1994.
Mrs. Kirk is survived by her parents, Edd and Ina Friend of Noble; her husband, Paul, and son, Dakota Cordell Kirk, both of the home in Rogersville; one brother, Derek Scott Friend and wife Delane of Springfield; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
Burial was in the Thornfield Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to help with funeral expenses and can be left at the funeral home.
Arrangements by Clinkingbeard Funeral Home, Gainesville.