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 Ila Marie <I>Burks</I> Estep

Ila Marie Burks Estep

Eustace, Henderson County, Texas, USA
Death 19 Sep 2010 (aged 98)
Abilene, Taylor County, Texas, USA
Burial Trent, Taylor County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 59004752 · View Source
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Marie Estep, 98, died Sunday, September 19, 2010 in a local hospital. Services will be 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, September 22nd at the Trent First Baptist Church with Reverend Ronnie Freeman officiating. Burial will be in the Trent Cemetery, directed by Starbuck Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Ila Marie was born May 27, 1912 near Eustace, Texas in Henderson County. From the age of two, she was raised by Ed and Agnes Burks, whom she new as "Mom" and "Dad". She married Clifford Estep December 8, 1928 in Abilene. They had two children, Cliffa Jean and Jerry Edwin.

After the passing of her husband, Marie went to work at the T.S. Lankford Sewing Factory in Abilene. In 1964, she worked at the Trent post office as a clerk and eventually retired as postmaster in 1979.

Marie was a member of the First Baptist Church in Trent, Trent Community Club, National Association of Retired Federal Employees (NARFE), League of Postmasters and the Woodmen's Circle in Abilene.

Marie, fondly known by her family as "MaRee", is survived by her son, Jerry Estep and wife Peggy of Marquez; six grandchildren, Matthew Beasley and wife Corinne, Jeana Beasley, Craig Estep and wife Judith, Gary Estep and wife Monna, Sharla Madl and husband Ken, Kevin Estep; 18 great grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; daughter, Cliffa Jean Beasley; daughter-in-law, Jane Estep; her son-in-law, Tom Beasley; four sisters, Zora Green, Lily Jane Still, Daisy Harris and Leuna Dowd; and two step-brothers, Clarence Osborn "Bud" Burks and Gilbert Isom Burks.

Pallbearers will be Mathew Beasley, Craig Estep, Gary Estep, Kevin Estep, Kenneth Madl and Fred Rogge.

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From THE ABILENE (TX) REPORTER (9/21/2010)
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  • Created by: Janie Healer Davis
  • Added: 21 Sep 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 59004752
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Ila Marie Burks Estep (27 May 1912–19 Sep 2010), Find A Grave Memorial no. 59004752, citing Trent Garden of Memories Cemetery, Trent, Taylor County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Janie Healer Davis (contributor 46586213) .