Bessie Lee Yates Burklow

  • Birth 21 Feb 1908 Equality, Gallatin County, Illinois, USA
  • Death 30 Dec 2001 Harrisburg, Saline County, Illinois, USA
  • Burial Cottage Grove, Saline County, Illinois, USA
  • Memorial ID 118389377

Bessie Lee Burklow, 93, of Harrisburg, died 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 30, 2001, at Harrisburg Medical Center.

Graveside services will be held 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2002, at Cottage Grove Cemetery outside Harrisburg with the Rev. Dr. Rachel Berry officiating. There will be no visitation at Gaskins Funeral Home. Those attending the service should go directly to the cemetery.

She was born Feb. 21, 1908, in Equality to James and Eva (Rude) Yates. She married Clifford Burklow on June 7, 1924, and he preceded her in death on August 2, 1963.

She was a clerk at Polk's Shoe Store and a member of McKinley Avenue Baptist Church.

She is survived by a son, Curtis (Marilyn) Burklow, Harrisburg; a granddaughter, Kimberly (Dr. Randall) Black, Murray, Ky., a grandson, Bradley (Patti) Burklow, Harrisburg; four grandchildren, Megan Black, Bradley Black, Madison Burklow, Morgan Burklow; and a sister, Rachel Wargel, Equality.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by two sisters and five brothers.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations may be made to the United Methodist Church.


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  • Created by: AZLITE
  • Added: 8 Oct 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 118389377
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Bessie Lee Yates Burklow (21 Feb 1908–30 Dec 2001), Find A Grave Memorial no. 118389377, citing Cottage Grove Cemetery, Cottage Grove, Saline County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by AZLITE (contributor 47250882) .