Bennett James Kirk


I just wanted to let you know I made it home. Everything is so pretty here, so fresh, so new. I wish that you could close your eyes so you could see it too. Please try not to be sad for me. Try to understand. God is taking care of me…I’m in the shelter of His hands. Here there is no sadness, and no sorrow, and no pain. Here there is no crying, and I’ll never hurt again. Here it is so peaceful, when all the angels sing. I really have to go now…I’ve just got to try my wings. PS…I’ll be the first face you see when you get here!

   Bennett James Kirk age 57, of Missouri Valley, Iowa passed away on Sunday, November 13, 2022 at Longview Nursing Home in Missouri Valley, Iowa. Jim was born October 16, 1965 in Missouri Valley, Iowa to Huck and Carol (Kistler) Kirk. Jim graduated from Missouri Valley High School in 1984. Jim and Lori were married from 1991-2003 and to this union Cassidy was born in 1998. He was a truck driver for over forty years for various companies. He enjoyed golfing, being with friends and family. He was on the Missouri Valley Fire Department for fifteen years and loved driving trucks. Family was everything to Jim.

Preceded in death by parents Huck and Carol Kirk; brother Fuzzy Kirk; nephew Charlie Kirk.

Survivors include daughter, Cassidy (Colton) McCorkle; granddaughter Brooklynn McCorkle; sister Barbara (Doug) Adler; Jay (Angie) Kirk; nephew Jacob Kirk (Alaina) nieces Emma and Sophie Kirk, Lori Kirk and significant other Rich Felt, many special friends, too many to name.

Visitation will be Thursday from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Hennessey Funeral Home in Missouri Valley, Iowa.

The family would like to invite everyone to a time of lunch and fellowship at the Eagles Club in Missouri Valley, Iowa following the committal service at the cemetery.

In Loving Memory Of Bennett James Kirk

Born October 16, 1965 Missouri Valley, Iowa

Entered Into Rest November 13, 2022 Missouri Valley, Iowa Funeral Service

10:00 a.m. Friday, November 18, 2022

Hennessey Funeral Home

Missouri Valley, Iowa

Officiating Pastor Jean McCartney

Music Selections

“Daddy’s Hands” “Arms of an Angel”

“Amazing Grace” “I love”

Honorary Bearers

Doug Adler Colton McCorkle

Jacob Kirk Rich Felt

Emma Kirk Sophie Kirk

Brooklynn McCorkle Tammy Clemon

Casket Bearers

Ron Jones Eric Clemon

Bud Dooley                                                            Scott Mentzer

Danny Love Scott Cox

Final Resting Place Branson Cemetery Loveland, Iowa