|Birth: ||Nov. 5, 1899|
|Death: ||Jan. 22, 1988|
My grandmother died in Tuscon, Arizona. Unfortunately, my grandmother was a very trusting woman, her trust in a member of her congregation ultimately caused her to die broke and almost alone.
My mother could not contact her mother (my mother provided the money to pay for the phone bill), and finding the phone had been disconnected, my mother contacted her cousin Al Saunders who went to visit her, in mid January 1988 and found her ill with pneumonia, he got her to a hospital where she soon died. With the help of her cousin my mother found out that my trusting grandmother had given her church "friend" co-ownership to her bank accounts and that the woman had helped break my great aunt's trust which was to help support Grandma. Once this was done she abandoned my grandmother to die. After much effort I was finally able to get her death certificate from Pima County, Arizona. So at least now I know where she is buried.
My grandmother's trusting nature caused her many troubles in her life. She married, young was a divorced mother of one by the time she was 22. She and my grandfather were both too immature to marry, something they both admitted. She married a second time and this ended in divorce just prior to her daughter's (my mother) 16th birthday . Her third marriage was to a wonderful man, Grandpa Herman Goodloe, which only ended with his death in 1955.
Later she married another member of her congregation and he abused her and later she found out that he was a bigamist, and had the marriage annulled in the late 1960's and retook the Goodloe name. The last straw was her friend church friend "Tommy", a woman who we later found made a habit of preying upon elderly women and men for her own gain!
Her's is a sad story which has played out so many times in many families.
Daniel Madison Burk (1853 - 1937)
Anna Catherine Leiter Burk (1858 - 1936)
Herman Goodloe (1885 - 1955)
Harry Loose Painter (1898 - 1966)
Marjorie Anne Painter Price (1920 - 1998)*
Ella Laura Burk (1879 - 1879)*
Elmer Leo Burk (1880 - 1903)*
Ethel Phebe Burke Saunders (1885 - 1976)*
D M Burk (1888 - 1934)*
Mamie Anna Burk (1889 - 1986)*
Goldie Catherine Burk Wynn (1891 - 1990)*
Pearl Button Burk Patrick (1896 - 1979)*
Edith Nina Burk Painter Goodloe (1899 - 1988)
South Lawn Memorial Cemetery
Created by: Anne1950
Record added: Jun 10, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 91684068