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Ellen Kay Dirks
November 11, 1935 - February 20, 2021

Ellen Kay Dirks

Ellen Kay Dirks
Nov 11, 1935 - Feb 20, 2021

Ellen Kay Dirks

Visitation

1
March
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Sietsema Vogel Funeral Home
306 Central Ave East
Hampton, Iowa 50441
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Sietsema Vogel Funeral Home
306 Central Ave East
Hampton, Iowa 50441
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Service

2
March
10:30 AM
Hampton United Methodist Church
100 Central Ave. East
Hampton, Iowa 50441
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Hampton United Methodist Church
100 Central Ave. East
Hampton, Iowa 50441
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Ellen Kay Dirks, 85, of Hampton, Iowa, passed away Saturday, February 20, 2021, at Iowa Specialty Hospital in Clarion. She was born on November 11, 1935, in Hampton, to Manley J. and Hazel F. (Azeltine) McCormick.

Ellen attended Prairie Side #9 Country School thru 7th grade. She then attended and graduated from Franklin Consolidated in Latimer. Ellen met George Dirks and they were united in marriage on April 1, 1961, in Chapin.

She worked for the United States Post Office for 30 years, working in Meservey, Mason City and Hampton, and retired on June 19, 1991. Ellen was an officer on the county, district, and state level for the Iowa Rural Letter Carriers Auxiliary, as well as an officer for the American Legion Auxiliary in Meservey. She was a member of the Candle-Stick Chapter National Daughters of the American Revolution, where she was chapter officer and regent, and was a long-time member of the Hampton United Methodist Church. Ellen was instrumental in getting the NSDAR plaque on a stone for the Old Stone House near Geneva. She enjoyed playing golf and caring for flowers.

Ellen is survived by her husband George Dirks, son Dr. Ross (Terry) Dirks, daughter Rita Dirks, grandson Michael Dirks, sister Linda Fae (Tracy) Hayward, brother-in-law Don (Mae) Dirks, sister-in-law LaVonne McCormick, along with numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents Manley and Hazel, in-laws George and Alice Dirks, brother Bob McCormick, sister Cora Lee (Duane "Curly") Thielen, sister Carol Dee (LaVerne) Thielen, sister Marilyn (LeRoy) Miller, sister-in-law Eiola Kramer, sister-in-law Grace Dirksen, brother-in-law Bob Kramer, brother-in-law Dick Dirksen, and nieces Joyce Miller and Ashley Thielen.

A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, March 2, 2021, at Hampton United Methodist Church. A visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday, March 1, 2021, at Sietsema Vogel Funeral Home in Hampton. Burial will be in the Meservey Cemetery at a later date.

Lori Craighton on Feb 25, 2021

My deepest sympathies to your family.

Bill Wilkinson on Feb 24, 2021

George and family, so sorry to hear of the passing of your wife and mother, May she rest in peace.

Audrey Powers on Feb 23, 2021

Love and prayers George and family . I have many fond memory’s and miss our visits and time we spent together Audrey and Howard Powers

Deanne Conlon on Feb 23, 2021

My heart is heavy. Sending hugs for my friends.

Jim and Wendy Murphy on Feb 23, 2021

Jim and I send condolences and prayers to you, George, on the passing of Ellen Kay. You'll have so many good memories that will comfort you over the next months. Thinking of you at this sad time,
Jim and Wendy Murphy

Cindi & Ken Groen on Feb 23, 2021

George we are so sorry to hear of Ellen Kay’s passing . You have a lifetime of memories to hold near and dear to your heart. I still have the golf clubs that I bought from Ellen Kay in Aztec. Prayers are coming your way. From Ken and I.

Deb and Tim Harrison on Feb 23, 2021

From the time I first met Ellen, at the Old Stone House during the time she was trying to get the National declaration, I immediately liked her and ever after was drawn to her in far ranging conversations about lots of things we both enjoyed. George, our hearts know you will miss her so much. We pray God’s comfort and peace to surround your family and you. Ellen will not be forgotten by us. Deb and Tim Harrison

August Korchinski on Feb 22, 2021

George, so sorry to hear about Ellen Kay. Our prayers are with you.
Augie and Sandy Korchinski

Rhonda Milbrandt on Feb 22, 2021

George, sorry to hear about Ellen Kay, we all had fun when we were neighbors for so many years. My mom passed away of Covid related illness in Nov2020 . My feelings are with you

Barbara Watson on Feb 22, 2021

My thoughts and prayers at this difficult time many memories of Aztec where I lived as a winter visitor great lady lov Barb xoox

Darrell Paullus on Feb 22, 2021

Darrell Paullus
Sorry for your loss George, Ellen Kay Was a good teacher to me when I was learning the various duties at the Hampton Post Office.

Toni Wilkinson on Feb 22, 2021

So very sorry for your loss George and Rita. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Russalyn Davis on Feb 22, 2021

Sympathies to the family. Ellen Kay was a special lady that I have known for 55 years. So sorry for your loss George, Ross and Rita.

Kaelyn Deetz and Patsy Booth on Feb 21, 2021

CandleI used to go visit her at apple valley. Prayers headed your way.

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Monday
Sietsema Vogel Funeral Home
306 Central Ave East
Hampton, Iowa 50441
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM


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Mar
2
Tuesday
Hampton United Methodist Church
100 Central Ave. East
Hampton, Iowa 50441
10:30 AM


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