"Kirt" Vest Amos
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[January 14, 2016]
- Kirt V. Amos of Lincoln, died December 29, 2015, at home. He
was born on July 11, 1953, in Goshen, Indiana, the son of Jack S.
and Dorothy M. Amos. Kirt was a graduate of Lincoln Community High
School and Illinois State University. He worked in industry in
Lincoln, until his retirement.
1 p.m. Monday, January 11, at Holland, Barry and
Bennett funeral Home in Lincoln.
Funeral home: Holland Barry & Bennett Funeral
Kirt V. Amos of Lincoln, died December 29, 2015,
at home. He was born on July 11, 1953, in Goshen,
Indiana, the son of Jack S. and Dorothy M. Amos.
Kirt was a graduate of Lincoln Community High School
and Illinois State University. He worked in industry
in Lincoln, until his retirement.
Kirt was a quiet man who suffered physical and
mental illnesses without complaint. He was often
misunderstood. Kirt was confirmed into the Church
Universal at First United Presbyterian Church in
Pemberville, Ohio. He had an abiding sense of the
need for social justice. He never passed by a
homeless person without giving money even though he
had little money to give. When asked what most
annoyed him, he would always reply with a comment
about how he was upset by the lack of justice and
understanding for some people. His life was marked
by his nonjudgmental approach and his lack of
dependence on material things.
Kirt loved animals, NASCAR, and watching all sports.
Kirt was named after his great-grandfather, Kirtley
Baker, who played professional baseball. Kirt loved
the game. He would make trips to cities just to see
a baseball game. He was an avid Cubs fan and could
list baseball facts and trivia expertly.
Kirt received a double transplant of a new kidney
and liver at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester,
Minnesota. It is the kindness of this donor’s family
that allowed him to have extra years of life.
Kirt was preceded in death by his parents and his
maternal and paternal grandparents. He is survived
by his sister, Nancy, of Peoria, his canine
companion, Melvin, his aunt Patricia Roeller of
Cincinnati, Ohio, and by a number of cousins.
A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on
Monday, January 11, 2016, at Elkhart Cemetery in
Elkhart, Illinois, followed by a memorial service at
Holland, Barry, and Bennett Funeral Home in Lincoln,
Illinois at 1:00 p.m.
Memorials may be made to The Humane Society of Logan
County, Attn.: Tributes and Memorials Staff, P.O.
Box 404, Lincoln, Illinois 62656 or to Alcoholics
Anonymous District 19 Treasurer, P.O. Box 7202 –
Springfield, Illinois 62791 directed to the Land of
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