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John Samuel Burks
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Birth: Aug. 12, 1909
Rawlins County
Kansas, USA
Death: Jan. 31, 1974
Hitchcock County
Nebraska, USA

Printed in the Benkelman, NE Post, February 1974
John S. Burks
Funeral services were held Sunday, February 3rd at 2:30 p.m. at the United Methodist Church in Stratton, Nebraska with the Rev. Jim Mote officiating. Carl Philo was the soloist accompanied by Marjorie Redfield at the organ. Casket bearers were Larry Whipps, Lyndell Whipps, Donald Randall, LeRoy Barnett, Morrison Sutton, Donalane Golding, John Diehl, James Richardson and Daniel Rife. Robert Burns Lodge A.F.&A.M. No. 173 were in charge of the graveside service. Interment was in the Rose Hill Cemetery in Stratton under the direction of the Jones Funeral Home of Stratton.
John Samuel Burks, son of U. S. and Lulu Conner Burks was born August 12, 1909 in Rawlins County, Kansas and passed away at his home near Stratton, Nebraska January 31, 1974 at the age of 64 years, five months and 19 days.
He moved with his parents to Rifle, Colorado as an infant and lived there four years before moving to Wray, Colorado. In 1918 the family moved to Stratton, Nebraska. He attended school and grew to manhood in the Stratton area. Following his graduation he began farming and remained in that occupation until his death.
On June 17, 1951 John was united in marriage to Clara Porter Kollmorgen at the Stratton Methodist Church. To this union three children were born: Donald, Diana and Geoffrey.
John was a member of the Robert Burns Lodge No. 173, A.F.&A.M., of Stratton, Nebraska, the York Rite branch of Masonry, the Tehama Shrine, .0la Chapter No. 317, Order of the Eastern Star, Stratton Rural School Board until consolidation and then of the Stratton Town School Board, Hitchcock County Committeeman in the A.S.C.S. and a 4-H leader for 18 years.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two infant brothers. John leaves to mourn his death his wife, Clara; his children, Barbara and husband, Neal Horner of Cedar Rapids, Nebraska, Richard and wife, Beth Kollmorgen of Trenton, Nebraska, Donald, Diana and Geoffrey Burks all at home; one brother, Paul and wife Verna of Stratton; six sisters, Mrs. Roy (Gladys) Pierce and Mrs. Floyd (Grace) Cushing both of Stratton, Mrs. Wesley (Lillie) Jones of Cambridge, Idaho, Mrs. Willis (Lulu) Bailey of Phoenix, Arizona, Mrs. Leon (Jean) Carse of Palisade, Nebraska, Mrs. Roy ( Ruby) Rains of Stratton, Nebraska and a host of other relatives and friends. 
 
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 Parents:
  Lulu V Conner Burks (1881 - 1964)
 
 Spouse:
  Clara Estella Porter Burks (1919 - 1996)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Rose Hill Cemetery
Stratton
Hitchcock County
Nebraska, USA
 
Created by: Carl Philo
Record added: May 15, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 69889904
John Samuel Burks
Added by: Kathy Conner Toomey
 
John Samuel Burks
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