Virgil Henry Burtrum

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Virgil Henry Burtrum

  • Birth 13 Dec 1905 Granby, Newton County, Missouri, USA
  • Death 15 Sep 1994 Joplin, Jasper County, Missouri, USA
  • Burial Joplin, Newton County, Missouri, USA
  • Memorial ID 30546841

Born the son of Leroy Tobe Burtrum and Olive Otis, Virgil Henry Burtrum was the 4th of 10 children born to this union. He was born in Granby, Missouri Dec 13 1905.

He had 6 brothers and six sisters


Virgil married Sina Faye Capps on April 20 1929 and together they had two children:

1.Wilfred Maurice "Willie" Burtrum (married Beverly McInness)

2.Peggy Jean Burtrum(married Chuck Morrow).

Had seven grandchildren: six boys and one girl.

Virgil died on his wife's birthday, September 15 1994 in Joplin Missouri; the grandfather of seven and great grandfather of many.

One of his favorite songs was "How Great Thou Art:"

O Lord my God, When I in awesome wonder,
Consider all the worlds Thy Hands have made;
I see the stars, I hear the rolling thunder,
Thy power throughout the universe displayed.


Then sings my soul, My Saviour God, to Thee,
How great Thou art, How great Thou art.
Then sings my soul, My Saviour God, to Thee,
How great Thou art, How great Thou art!


When through the woods, and forest glades I wander,
And hear the birds sing sweetly in the trees.
When I look down, from lofty mountain grandeur
And see the brook, and feel the gentle breeze.


Then sings my soul, My Saviour God, to Thee,
How great Thou art, How great Thou art.
Then sings my soul, My Saviour God, to Thee,
How great Thou art, How great Thou art!


And when I think, that God, His Son not sparing;
Sent Him to die, I scarce can take it in;
That on the Cross, my burden gladly bearing,
He bled and died to take away my sin.


Then sings my soul, My Saviour God, to Thee,
How great Thou art, How great Thou art.
Then sings my soul, My Saviour God, to Thee,
How great Thou art, How great Thou art!


When Christ shall come, with shout of acclamation,
And take me home, what joy shall fill my heart.
Then I shall bow, in humble adoration,
And then proclaim: "My God, how great Thou art!"


Then sings my soul, My Saviour God, to Thee,
How great Thou art, How great Thou art.
Then sings my soul, My Saviour God, to Thee,
How great Thou art, How great Thou art!

*~*~*~*~*~*~*~

During his life, Virgil owned various car dealerships. Virgil loved his Lord and a song that personally reminds me of him is called "Thank You," a song thanking someone for bringing them to the Lord.

Thank You for Giving
to The Lord
Music & Lyrics by Ray Boltz



I dreamed I went to Heaven, you were there with me.
We walked upon the streets of gold beside the Crystal Sea.
We heard the angels singing, then someone called your name.
You turned and saw this young man, and he was smiling as he came.
He said, "Friend you may not know me now," and then he said, "But wait -
You used to teach my Sunday School, when I was only eight.
And every week you would say a prayer before the class would start.
And one day when you said that prayer,
I asked Jesus in my heart."


Chorus
Thank you for giving to the Lord,
I am a life that was changed.
Thank you for giving to the Lord,
I am so glad you gave.
Then another man stood before you, he said "Remember the time,
A missionary came to your church, His pictures made you cry.
You didn't have much money but you gave it anyway.
Jesus took that gift you gave
And that's why I'm in Heaven today"


Chorus
Thank you for giving to the Lord,
I am a life that was changed.
Thank you for giving to the Lord,
I am so glad you gave.
One by one they came, far as your eyes could see.
Each life somehow touched by your generosity.
Little things that you had done, sacrifices that you made,
They were unnoticed on this earth
In Heaven now proclaimed.


Chorus
Thank you for giving to the Lord,
I am a life that was changed.
Thank you for giving to the Lord,
I am so glad you gave.
And I know up in Heaven you're not supposed to cry
But I am almost sure there were tears in your eyes
As Jesus took your hand and you stood before the Lord
He said "My child look around you,
Great is your reward."


Chorus
Thank you for giving to the Lord,
I am a life that was changed.
Thank you for giving to the Lord,
I am so glad you gave,
I am so glad you gave.
to hear the song being sung

This song describes my Uncle Virgil in my eyes and memory so perfectly.


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  • Created by: Sarah Capps
  • Added: 12 Oct 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 30546841
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Virgil Henry Burtrum (13 Dec 1905–15 Sep 1994), Find A Grave Memorial no. 30546841, citing Osborne Memorial Cemetery, Joplin, Newton County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Sarah Capps (contributor 46927696) .