I had the pleasure of having Elizabeth as my neighbor for the last 20 years. I enjoyed our conversations and getting to know her. I always looked forward to seeing her beautiful flowers all summer. Condolences to her family at this sad time. RIP Elizabeth..gone but not forgotten!
As it so often happens, you find something far removed from what you were actually looking for. My condolences to all of the Kirkman siblings on your mother’s death. I have many memories of Elizabeth (Mrs. Kirkman to me in those days!), and I remember encountering her in a store somewhere in Iowa City during my grad school days. We had a great chat catching up on the whereabouts of everyone.
Longtime neighbor in Clinton, now a Minnesotan
I worked with Elizabeth at Trinity Episcopal when she was the treasurer and appreciated the gracious kindness and generosity which she showed to me and all those around her. She made the world a better place while she was with us and I’m sure she will be missed by her friends and family.
So sorry for your loss. Elizabeth lived right next door to my parents and I know when my mom was alive they visited. She was a very nice neighbor to have.
Even though Aunt Elizabeth became a Mansfield, she will always be a Kirkman to me. The Kirkman family grows ever smaller these later years, but I have many wonderful memories from a few of my growing up years, when I was among them.
Karen Kirkman Rolph
Elizabeth did indeed love flowers and her extensive gardens. I could always count on her, almost weekly during the growling season, to generously share as many flowers as I wanted to create the Sunday altar arrangements. She was a kind and compassionate friend, always w/a comforting word. I will miss her loving spirit but wish her heavenly happiness as she and her beloved David are together once again. Rest in peace, dear Elizabeth.
I always remember my "Aunt Elizabeth" as such a wonderful person - which she was.