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Terry Denise VanKirk

Terry Denise VanKirk

June 15, 1962 - March 28, 2022






































Terry Denise VanKirk, 59, of Ravenswood, WV, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on March 28, 2022, at Select Specialty Hospital in Charleston, WV.

Terry was born on June 15, 1962, in Clarksburg, WV. She was the only daughter of the late Sam & Delores Hilton. Terry was a 1980 graduate of Heritage Christian Academy and was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Ravenswood, WV. In August 1978, she met Jeffery Dean VanKirk, the love of her life. Terry and Jeff married on June 6, 1981, and recently celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary. On November 11, 1984, Terry gave birth to their daughter, Christina, who was her pride and joy.

Terry loved being a wife and mother and taking care of her family. She was a caring and loving mother who gave her all for Christina. She always put others ahead of herself. Terry loved people and had a big heart for everyone. She enjoyed working in her garden and flowers. Terry loved sitting in her sunroom and taking care of her indoor plants. Terry had a gift of writing poems that encouraged others. Watching her family at the Reds games brought her joy. Terry enjoyed evening dinners by the Ohio river.

Terry is survived by her loving husband of 40 years, Jeffery Dean VanKirk, and her loving daughter, Christina Marie VanKirk. She is also survived by her brothers, Samuel (Nieva) Hilton, of Ravenswood, WV; Mark (Barbara) Hilton of Catonsville, MD; and Brian (Angela) Hilton of Katy, TX. She is survived by seven nieces, nine nephews, four great nieces, and six great nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Samuel Leroy and Delores Jean Hilton of Ravenswood, WV.

Family and friends may attend visitation at Calvary Baptist Church in Ravenswood, WV, on Saturday April 2nd, from 1-3 pm. Funeral service to be held at 3:00 pm with Pastor Bryan Arthur officiating. Interment will follow at Ravenswood Cemetery.

In remembrance of Terry’s life, donations may be made to the Calvary Baptist Church, PO Box 366, Ravenswood, WV 26164.

Roush Funeral Home in Ravenswood is in charge of arrangements.
























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