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Ethel Jean Martin Burkhead
Birth: Jul. 25, 1924
Joplin
Jasper County
Missouri, USA
Death: Apr. 22, 1993
Battle Creek
Calhoun County
Michigan, USA

Obituary from Battle Creek Enquirer:

Ethel J (Martin) Burkhead, 68, of Battle Creek, died Thursday April 22, 1993 at home after a lengthy illness.

Mrs. Burkhead was born July 25, 1924 in Joplin, Mo. to the late Heber and Carrie (Mobley) Martin. She grew up in El Monte, Calif., where she graduated from El Monte Union High School. She had also resided in Exeter, Calif.

She had been employed as a medical assistant for Dr. Bertram Crase and also for Dr. Clfford Nelson in his office for over 15 years. She also had worked for Leila Hospital's blook bank and for Regional Medical Laboratories.

Mrs. Burkhead was a former long-time den mother for Verona School Cub Scouts. She enjoyed painting, crafts and her craft booths at many county fairs.

She married Laurence A Burkhead Aug. 25, 1943, in Las Vegas, Nev. They moved from Las Vegas to Battle Creek in 1945. He survives.

Also surviving are sons, Gordon D Burkhead of Batle Creek and Keith L Burkhead of Kalamazoo; and a granddaughter, Lisa Burkhead.

She was preceded in death by a son, Norman Ray Burkhead, in 1946; a brother Bobby Martin, in 1969; and a sister, Irma Powell, in 1986.

Visitation was held at Farley-Estes and Dowdle Funeral Home and funeral services were held April 24, 1993 in the chapel at Floral Lawn Memorial Gardens.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Heber Utah Martin (1902 - 1971)
  Carrie Elberta Mobley Martin (1905 - 1978)
 
 Spouse:
  Laurence Allen Burkhead (1913 - 2002)
 
 Children:
  Norman Ray Burkhead (1945 - 1946)*
 
 Siblings:
  Ethel Jean Martin Burkhead (1924 - 1993)
  Bobby Joe Martin (1926 - 1969)*
  Irma Lee Martin Powell (1929 - 1986)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Floral Lawn Memorial Gardens
Battle Creek
Calhoun County
Michigan, USA
Plot: Garden of Devotion, Sec 4, Lot 57A
 
Created by: Keith Burkhead
Record added: Aug 04, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 11479297
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Remembering you on this day of your passing 20 years later. The time has gone by fast but the memories are as clear as ever.Love,Keith
- Keith Burkhead
 Added: Apr. 22, 2013

- Dorothy
 Added: May. 19, 2009
Remembering you again on the day of your passing for all the richness you brought to our lives here and looking forward to our reunion in heaven.Love, Keith
- Keith Burkhead
 Added: Apr. 22, 2009
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