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Tamara McClure-Kirkover

Tamara McClure-Kirkover


Tamara McClure Kirkover, 75, of DuQuoin, IL; born on February 9, 1944 in Danville, IL of Thomas and Helen, nee Smith, Atchison; passed away on Friday, November 29, 2019 at home.

She married Gary McClure and later Richard Kirkover.

Tamara was of the catholic faith. She loved to crochet, make ceramic art and cook.

She was preceded in death by her parents – Thomas and Helen, nee Smith, Atchison.

She is survived by her three children – Gary Todd McClure of Tallahassee, FL; Tonya McClure of Tallahassee, FL; Tori McClure McDonald of DuQuoin, IL. Three grandchildren – Hunter McClure of Tallahassee, FL; Rylea McDonald of DuQuoin, IL; Jessica McClure of Tallahassee, FL. Two great grandchildren. Two Sisters – Rhonda Sternberg of Chester, IL and Kathy Pinkerton of Murphysboro, IL. Three Nieces and one nephew. Two great nieces and five great nephews. Many other relatives and friends.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the family.

Condolences to the family may be expressed at

Visitation: Friends may call at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Chester, IL on Monday, December 2, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Funeral: Services will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Chester, IL on Monday, December 2, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. with Father Gene Wojcik officiating.

Heil-Schuessler & Sinn Funeral Home in Sparta, IL is in charge of arrangements

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  1. Don and Chris Muskopf says:

    Kathy, Jim (Pinkerton) our sincere condolence to you and your family. No doubt Tammy will be missed by many. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

  2. Lee and Farida Hollaway says:

    Our deepest sympathy to her family.

  3. cindy clark and John Clark says:

    Our deepest sympathy to the family of Tammy McClure-Kirkover. Tammy was a wonderful person and friend. May she rest in peace in the arms of her heavenly father.

    • Judy Osburn says:

      Tammy was a childhood friend. We attended junior high and high school together and I have many wonderful memories of that time in our lives. My deepest condolences to her family. I know she will be missed by many. Judy Volle Osburn

    • Tom & Susan Bishop says:

      Our deepest sympathy to you and your family.

      • Ruth Furlow says:

        I’m sorry sorry for your and your families loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers .

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