FALMOUTH — Jane Herbert “Herbie” Kirk, 91, of Falmouth, died at her home in Foreside Commons on March 29.
Kirk was born Aug. 22, 1923, in Bangor, to Mabelle Swett Herbert and Edward I. Herbert. She spent most of her time growing up in Cape Elizabeth, where she attended Cottage Farm School and Cape Elizabeth High School.
She went on to graduate from Wellesley College in 1944, and was immediately recruited by International Business Machines Corp. as a systems service representative. During her four-year career with IBM, one of her many accomplishments was designing the first Maine Turnpike toll booth ticket.
She met and married William Parker Kirk in 1948, and they moved to Saco to build a home and raise their three children. During her 30 years in Saco, and subsequent 30 years in Falmouth, Jane was very active in the community, volunteering and serving on civic boards.
Kirk also thoroughly enjoyed golf, bridge, the arts and the companionship of many lifelong friends.
She is survived by daughter Lindsay Kirk, daughter Lise Kirk and son-in-law David Wood, all of Falmouth; by son Gig Kirk, daughter-in-law Ann Kirk and granddaughter Kristie Kirk, all of Marshfield, Massachusetts; and by her two grandsons, Andy Kirk and Ryan Kirk, both of Sarasota, Florida.
There will be no memorial service, but the immediate family will take part in a private ceremony on the Saco River later during the spring.
In lieu of flowers, Kirk requested that donations be made either to the Falmouth Memorial Library or to the Wellesley College Fund.