Obituary Notice: Kirk S. Thorp

Obituary Notice: Kirk S. Thorp (Provided photo)

Kirk Spencer Thorp, 95, of Hepburnia died Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012 at his residence.

Born May 26, 1917 in Grampian, he was the son of Russell Kirk and Blanche Marie (Spencer) Thorp.  He was a lifetime farmer and owned and operated Grampian Hills Dairy Farm in Grampian.  He also drove school bus and retired from McDonald Coal Company.  He was a 50-year member of The Penn Grange and a member of Deer Run Rod & Gun Club and of the American Bowling Congress. He was a member of the West Branch Friends Meeting of Grampian.

He was avid hunter, fisherman, bowler, baseball player, heavy equipment operator and farmer.

On Jan. 17, 1940 in Clearfield, he wed Edith L. Turner, who preceded him in death March 11, 1998.  He was also preceded in death by his parents; twin sons, Robert Duane and Edward Darrell Thorp; great-granddaughter, Lee Ann Wriglesworth; sisters, Nellie Kester and Beatrice Currier; and brothers, Corliss and Kenneth Glenn Thorp.

Surviving are three children Eileen Hoover and her husband, Larry of Morrisdale and Kenneth L. Thorp and his wife, Susan and T. Kirk Thorp and his wife, Connie, both of Grampian and seven grandchildren, Vaughn Bachelier, Russell Wriglesworth, Ray Wriglesworth, Tracy Thorp, Pamela Tarapchak, Andrew Thorp and Arianne Thorp Greslick.

Also surviving are 13 great-grandchildren, six great great-grandchildren and five brothers and sisters, William Thorp and his wife, Mary of Grampian, Jane Ogden of Middleport, NY, Mona Parsons and Patricia Anderson, both of North Tonawanda, NY and Richard Thorp of Mantua, OH.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Chester C. Chidboy Funeral Home Inc. of Curwensville, with Mr. James Thorp officiating. Burial will be in the Friends Cemetery, Grampian.

Friends will be received from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. Thursday and from 10 a.m. until the hour of services Friday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to either The Clearfield Foundation for Health – Hospice of Clearfield or the West Branch Friends Meeting in Grampian.

Online condolences may be made to the family at

The Chester C. Chidboy Funeral Home Inc. of Curwensville is in charge of the arrangements.

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