COVID-19 Update

As funeral professionals we have been asked by several people in our community how we will continue to serve our families. The families that we serve are always our top priority. We want to assure you that we are staying up to date with the changing information we receive everyday from public health officials and government agencies.

For families that experience the loss of a loved one, Daniel Funeral Home will remain prepared 24/7 to serve your family at your time of loss. We will continue to care for your loved one as usual and will follow the guidance and regulations from the Missouri Department of Health.

Our government officials, both federal and state, have advised that all public gatherings be limited to 10 persons or less in dealing with the COVID-19 crisis. We take this pandemic emergency very seriously and are committed to following those recommendations.

We will make every effort to accommodate families in making arrangements and conducting services in any capacity needed to ensure the safety of our community and of our staff while honoring their loved one. We thank you for your patience as we work to safeguard the wellness of everyone who enters our doors.

For the safety of all, until the authorities lift the restrictions, we are implementing the following:

Cremation services will follow the same guidelines as outlined above.

Daniel Funeral Home has been there for our community during difficult times, and we stand ready to help in any way that we can. If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Rest assured, we will continue to serve your family with dignity and respect through these uncertain times.


David George VanKirk, age 70, of Liberal, Missouri passed away April 07, 2019, at University Of Kansas Health System, Kansas City, Kansas.

David was born April 1, 1949 in Liberal to Arthur McClellan and Marjorie Maxine (Coffey) VanKirk. David served his county in the United States Army and was commended for heroic acts of valor in combat. He was awarded The Bronze Star Medal with the "V" Device and the Purple Heart Medal along with a number of other commendations.

David wore many hats during his years in the work force and retired as the Senior Officer for the Liberal Police Department after a 30 year long career. David was a member of the Christian Church of Liberal and had been a member of the American Legion and VFW for over 30 years. Above all, David was a devoted father, brother and friend.

Survivors include a daughter, Jennifer VanKirk and a son, Michael VanKirk, both of Liberal, Missouri; siblings, Beverly Fleharty, Fort Scott, Kansas, Jean Taylor, Pittsburg, Kansas, Judy (Bill) McManis, Pittsburg, Kansas, Jimmy (Julia) VanKirk, Mulberry, Kansas, Donna Cobler, Liberal, Missouri, and Dixie Hayes, Owasso, Oklahoma; and one granddaughter, Winter Rose VanKirk, Liberal, Missouri.

Preceding him in death were his parents, two brothers, Jack VanKirk and Bob VanKirk, three sisters, Bonnie VanKirk, Rebecca VanKirk, and Dorothy VanKirk.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Monday, April 15, 2019 at the Christian Church of Liberal, Missouri.

Services will be 2:00 pm , Tuesday, April 16, 2019 also at the Christian Church.

Contributions are suggested to Lymphoma Research Foundation in care of Daniel Funeral Home.


#3 Rifle, Co.sheila stewart 2019-04-19 18:31
David was so much fun to talk to and such a jokester. To the family, I am sad to hear of your loss. We lived in Liberal for 17 years on main st, and David never failed to stop and joke around about my crazy squirrels and never missed a chance to smile and laugh when I would see him at Casey's. Jeff and my condolences, and God bless your loved one and may he be greeted with open arms.
#2 Owasso, OKDixie VanKirk-Hayes 2019-04-13 06:17
I know you are in a better place, and no longer in pain, but that does not discount the pain and sorrow we are now feeling. In so many ways your personality seemed bigger then life. You never showed you were ever afraid of anything. Even with your illness, you were a trooper and took care of others that needed you.
You’ve been a great older brother, and you will be greatly missed! Love you big brother! RIP
#1 Mulberry , KsJulia Vankirk 2019-04-09 23:45
You will be greatly missed!! I’m glad you are no longer suffering!!! I wonder what it was like when you were greeted at the gate. Julie (Brat) and Jimmy. Special love, comfort and strength to you Mike and Jennifer and extended family.

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