This is almost an unknown. The top of the 1st letter, most of the 2nd letter, and the bottom of the 3rd & 4th letters are all that show up of the 1st name.
The B is pretty clear, but only the top of the U is visible; the RKE of the surname is clear.
No dates are visible, and it's possible none were carved.
The few hits I get within anywhere nearby on a census search are:
* a 1 yr old Reba Burke in the 1870 Montevallo Twp of Vernon Co, MO, daughter of Wm S & Martha Burke; this is the most believable one, but I haven't found any evidence to prove it.
* a 23 year old Reba, wife of a man named Jewell Burke, in Fishing River Twp in Ray Co., MO, which is a very long way away, I would think, for this to be her.
The death record hit I get is improbable:
* an 85 year old widow RP Burke who died Feb 6, 1902 in Jackson County, MO of bronchitis. Also a long way for someone to have traveled to inter someone here.
Still hopeful of finding something that fits her which is more probable.
Note: Hand-carved from native stone, has not weathered well.
Created by: Mary Bittle
Record added: Jan 26, 2010
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