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Patti Sue KirkPassing: January 6, 2021


Chastain Funeral Home

Memorial Service

Thursday, January 14th @ 1:00 p.m.


Chastain Funeral Home

Thursday, January 14th @ 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.


Cresthaven Memory Gardens

Thursday, January 14th

BLOOMINGTONPatti Sue Kirk, 61, passed away Wednesday, January 6, 2021, at her residence.

Born March 24, 1959, in Gary, she was the daughter of Clarence Kirk and Carol (Alexander) Kirk Winkler.

Patti was salutatorian of the Mitchell High School Class of 1977.  She was manager and owner of Little Italy in Mitchell.  Patti retired in 2017 from Michaels in Bloomington where she was part of the management team.

She loved reading, doing crafts, and had been busy making masks for the COVID-19 pandemic.  Patti was an avid pet lover, especially cats.

Brian (Carol) Kirk of St. Elizabeth, Missouri
Phillip (Angela) Kirk of Napa, California
step sister,
Kathy Moffatt of Mitchell
step brother,
David Winkler of Bedford
with several nieces and nephews left behind    

Her parents and stepfather, Herald Winkler, preceded her in death.

A memorial service will be at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, January 14, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center.  Burial will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. until the service on Thursday at the funeral home.

Following COVID-19 guidelines, masks and social distancing are required. Attendance will be limited to no more than 25 guests at a time. The service will be live-streamed via the funeral home’s Facebook page.

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20 Guest Comments

  1. Guest: Greg Warren | Conway AR
    Date: January 14, 2021
    As I reflected on Patti and my time together (in high school and some after) I realize we shared a deep connection (as it appears was her habit). Almost like a sister, we shared working at Little Italy, laughing about the crazy requests of our customers, and helping each other through the strange time that is adolescence. What an amazing person. She will be missed. Godspeed, my friend. I'll miss you sarcastic commentary on Facebook.
  2. Guest: Charlotte Barker and family | Bloomington, IN
    Date: January 14, 2021
    I am so sad for anyone who has lost this amazing lady from their lives. I miss you so much already Patti, as well as my family. Thank you for being a great friend and example to us for so many years. I will continue to fight for wrongdoings in this world, love every kitty I see, and be just as good of a friend as you were to me. Thank you for being in my life. I love you dearly and will remember you always.
  3. Guest: Angie Kirk | Fairfield, Ca
    Date: January 13, 2021
    Patti used to send our kids a Christmas tree ornament every year, very thoughtful! She will be missed.
  4. Guest: Roy Myers | Mesquite NV
    Date: January 11, 2021
    Brian, Sorry to hear of your loss. God bless you all. Regards, Roy Myers
  5. Guest: Julie N. | Mitchell Indiana
    Date: January 11, 2021
    Too many great memories to mention but will always always be grateful for your wit and personality. Dining room service in Forestview at Hospitality House where everyone always got their favorites especially when it came to chiken . Awe Patti the magic and joy and faith always in your heart all the year through.May you rest in peace.
  6. Guest: Terry Gilbert | Chicago, IL
    Date: January 11, 2021
    Sad to hear this news. We messaged each other ofter. Last contact was just a couple of weeks before her passing. Condolences to Brian and Phillip. All Huronites.
  7. Guest: Layne Kent | Bloomington, IN
    Date: January 10, 2021
    Growing up in the 80's in Mitchell would not have been the same without Patti. She was so nice to all of us. I'm thankful that we reconnected a few years ago while she was working at Michael's and often had exchanges on Facebook. She will be missed.
  8. Guest: Judy Fields | Boynton Beach, Florida
    Date: January 10, 2021
    Patti you will be so missed! One of my sweetest ever lifelong friends.
  9. Guest: Joe Goldsby | Mitchell, indiana
    Date: January 9, 2021
    Sorry to hear of her passing. She was a good friend and our boys really enjoyed working for her and the good times hanging out at Little Italy with their friends. Rip Patti.
  10. Guest: Juanita Tryon | Shelbyville TN
    Date: January 9, 2021
    Patti will be missed by all who knew her. She was a special person and I will miss our texting each other about whatever was on our minds at the time. Until we meet again Patti. Love Nita
  11. Guest: Jackie (Kimble) Grimes | Salem
    Date: January 9, 2021
    Prayers for the Kirk Family. I'm so sorry to hear of her passing. Patti was such a sweet person. We were good friends all through school. Also what I remember most was that we were huge Osmond fans along with some other girlfriends. We had even went to several concerts together. Although we had only seen each other on several occasions the past few years we would talk like no time had passed.She was truly a smart and beautiful person.
  12. Guest: Cindy Farmer | Orleans
    Date: January 9, 2021
    Patti was such a sweet person. I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers for all of you at this time. Cindy (Backherms)
  13. Guest: Lori Hack | Mitchell, IN
    Date: January 9, 2021
    Patti was always such a sweet soul ♥ I will always be thankful and treasure all the memories of the hang out place and great food she provided us at Little Italy’s - high school just wouldn’t have been the same without her presence in our lives - rest easy my dear friend 😇
  14. Guest: Marty and Connie Freeman | Mitchell
    Date: January 9, 2021
    We are sorry prayers for the family.
  15. Guest: Tony & Debby Knight Dobson | Lebanon Tn
    Date: January 9, 2021
    To the Kirk Family, So Sorry for your loss.You are in our thoughts & prayers.Little Italys was the best Pizza in town.Patti was such a sweet person she will be missed.
  16. Guest: Lynn Carr Bradley | McCormick SC
    Date: January 9, 2021
    My condolences go out to the family. Patti was such a sweet soul that imocted many of our lives during our high school years. I worked at Little Italy in the early 80's. She cared so much for all of us. She will be remembered well and missed very much. She sent me an IU mask so that I could wear it proudly down here in Clemson country. Thank Patti for being part of my life. RIP love you always Lynn (Pooh)
  17. Guest: Cathy Blackwell | Williams, IN 47470
    Date: January 9, 2021
    Ron and I graduated with Patti in 1977. She was very kind and liked by all. Prayers to the family.
  18. Guest: Chris clouse | Bloomington
    Date: January 9, 2021
    I'm so sorry to hear of Patti's passing. She was always very kind. Prayers for family and friends.
  19. Guest: Pam Freeman | Mitchell Indiana
    Date: January 8, 2021
    Kathy, I am so sorry for your lost.
  20. Guest: Donna Hardy | Bloomington IN
    Date: January 8, 2021
    I worked with Patti at Michael’s for fourteen years. She was a dear friend. I will miss her dearly. Definitely a hole in my heart.