Deloris June Burks

VERNON — Deloris June Burks, 80, of Vernon, passed away Sunday March 29, 2015 at her home. She was born the daughter of Rueben and Ruby (Barnes) Rutledge on June 21, 1934 in Birch Tree, Missouri. She married Chester “Chet” Burks on May 26, 1952 in Hardy, Arkansas.

picture-pubSurvivors include her husband, Chester Burks of Vernon; daughter Sheila Burks of Vernon; two brothers Dale Rutledge and wife Sandra of Bluford and Billy Ralph Rutledge of San Diego, Calif.; many nieces and nephews; and special friend Wanda Walker of Vernon.

Mrs. Burks was preceded in death by her parents and brothers Gerry, Kenneth, and Melvin Rutledge.

Deloris was a member of the Eastern Star. She loved her dogs as well as spending time and caring for her family and friends. Other favorite pastimes were tending to her vegetable garden, reading, mowing her lawn, and taking care of her house.

Day Macz Funeral Homes in Patoka is in charge of services. A visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at Day Macz Funeral Homes in Patoka.

A celebration of life service will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at Day Macz Funeral Homes in Patoka. Interment will follow at Vernon Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

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