Thursday, July 9, 2009

Geneva Elaine Burke, 88, of Reeds Spring, formerly of Cassville, passed away on Thursday, July 2, 2009, at her home.

She was born on June 5, 1921, in Cassville, daughter of Oren and Clarice (Smith) Lee. She married Leroy Burke on May 20, 1940, in Galena. He preceded her in death on April 10, 1998.

She was a life long resident of the Cassville community owning and operating a local beauty shop for several years. She was a past Corinth Cemetery Board member and a past Republican Committee Woman. She was a member of the Victory Baptist Church in Cassville.

Survivors include: one son, Royce Gene Burke and his wife, Sharon, of Reeds Spring; one grandson; two great-grandsons; and three half brothers, George Lee, of Hugoton, Kan., Darrell Lee, of Brighton, and Donald Lee, of Des Moines, Iowa.

Funeral services were held Sunday at the White Funeral Home in Cassville, with burial at the Corinth Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Skaggs Hospice and may be entrusted to the White Funeral Home.