The Daily Gate City
July 6, 1987
Eva Lois Burdette
Eva Lois Burdette, 60, 1908 William St., died Sunday morning at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis, Mo.
She was born Sept. 5, 1926 in Keokuk, the daughter of Leo Vernon and Rose Elizabeth Dalton Bryant. She had been a lifelong resident of Keokuk. She married Darrell Burdette on July 23, 1943, in Memphis, Mo. She was a member of the New Testament Christian Church. For the past 30 years, she had been very involved in the foster care of emotionally disturbed children.
She is survived by her husband; sons Darrell Dean Burdette, Jr., and Steven Michael Burdette, both of Keokuk, Brian1 Lee Burdette of Burlington, and David Duane Burdette of Kahoka; daughters Rose Marie Woodard and Mary Ann Mahair, both of Keokuk; sisters Mary Jump and Helen Howard, both of Keokuk, Verna Griffin of Alexandria, Mo.; brother Ward Bryant of Keokuk; 13 grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by a son, Carrell Gene Burdette; her parents; and by brothers James, Willard, and Billy Bryant.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at DeJong’s Funeral Home with Bro. Bill Hauser and Bro. Kim Mallette officiating. Burial will be in the Hickory Grove Cemetery.
Visitation will be after 2 p.m. Tuesday and the family will meet with friends 7-9 p.m. A memorial has been established for the handicapped children.
Eva L. Burdette
Keokuk, Iowa -- Eva Lois Burdette, 60, 1808 William Street, died at 12:10 a.m. Sunday (July 5, 1987) in Barnes Hospital, St. Louis.
Mrs. Burdette was born Sept. 5, 1926 in Keokuk, the daughter of Leo Vernon and Rose Elizabeth Dalton Bryant. She married Darrell Burdette on July 12, 1943 in Memphis, Mo. and he survives. She was a lifelong resident of Keokuk and member of New Testament Christian Church. She was active for more than 30 years in the foster care of emotionally disturbed children.
Survivors also include her sons, Darrell Dean Burdette, Jr. and Steven Michael Burdette both of Keokuk, Brian1 Lee Burdette of Burlington and David Duane Burdette of Kahoka, Mo.; two daughters, Rose Marie Woodard and Mary Ann Mahair, both of Keokuk; four sisters, Mary Jump and Helen Howard, both of Keokuk, Freda Rose of Louisville, Ky., and Verna Griffin of Alexandria, Mo.; one brother, Ward Bryant of Keokuk, 13 grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
Preceding her in death were a son, and three brothers.
Services will be conducted at 2 P.M. Wednesday in DeJong Funeral Home, Keokuk, by Bro. Bill Hauser and Kim Marlette. Burial will be in Hickory Grove Cemetery north of Keokuk. Visitation will be after 2 p.m. Tuesday with family greeting friends from 7 to 9 p.m. in the funeral home.
A memorial fund for handicapped children has been established at DeJong Funeral Home.
Hancock County Journal
( and the Carthage Republican )
March 3, 1955
Rites for Mrs. Martha
Burns Held Tuesday
Funeral services for Mrs. Martha Ellen Burns, 82, life-long Carthage resident, were held Tuesday afternoon in the First Christian church of Carthage. Rev. Leland R. Beck officiated and burial was in Moss Ridge cemetery.
Dr. M. H. Corbridge, accompanied by Mrs. Lowell Smith, sang “The Old Rugged Cross” and “The Lord’s Prayer.”
Pallbearers were: Raymond Boston, LeRoy Boston, Willard Davis, Herman Boston, Fred Wright and Harley Dean.
Mrs. Burns died Saturday night in Memorial hospital after a six-month’s illness. The daughter of William and Nancy Bryant Boston, she was born Sept. 24, 1872, south of Carthage. She married James J. Burns on Feb. 20, 1911 at Keokuk. They purchased a home at 428 South Washington street, where she had lived since. Mr. Burns died Nov. 22, 1948.
She was a member of the Carthage Christian church for 64 years.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Fern Langley of Dodge City, Kans.; three sons, James Burns of Moline, Joe and Walton of Carthage; a sister, Mrs. Jessie Davis of Carthage; three brothers, Marvin of Carthage, Ray of Niota, and Charles of Keokuk; eight grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
Her parents, a daughter, Esther, a son, Waldo Bagley, by a former marriage, a brother, Joe Boston and a sister, Mrs. Minnie Edgecomb are deceased.
Hancock County Historical Society
MRS. MARTHA E. BURNS.
Carthage, Ill., Feb. 28. --- Mrs. Martha Ella Burns died at 11:30 Saturday night in Memorial hospital. She was the widow of James J. Burns and had lived in Carthage since her marriage in Keokuk Feb. 2, 1916.
The daughter of William and Nancy Bryant Boston, Mrs. Burns was born Sept. 24, 1872, in Carthage township. She has been a member of the Carthage Christian church for 64 years.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Fern Langley of Dodge City, Kas.; three sons, James of Moline and Joe and Walton, both of Carthage; three brothers, Marvin Boston of Carthage, Ray Boston of Niota (rest of article missing).
Funeral services for Walton Burns, 58, 428 S. Washington, Carthage, will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Kilgore-Palmer Memorial Home in Carthage with the Rev. Leslie R. Stewart officiating. Graveside services will be held at noon in the Bushnell Cemetery in Bushnell.
Mr. Burns died Tuesday morning, Aug. 1, 1972, at his home.
He was born March 10, 1014, in Carthage, a son of James J. and Martha Ella Boston Burns. He lived all of his life in Carthage. He was a meter reader and storeroom clerk for CIPS and was a member of the Presbyterian Church. He married Edna Birdsell July 26, 1949, in Keokuk, Ia.
Surviving with his wife are two brothers, James Burns of Moline and Joe Burns of Orofind, Idah.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister.
The Edina Sentinel
May 5, 1960
Mrs. Fred Kigar of Bible Grove, A Sister of Dick Burrus of Baring Is Dead
Mrs. Fred Kigar of Bible Grove, a sister of Dick Burrus of Baring, died Saturday afternoon, April 30, 1960 in a hospital at Kirksville at the age of 79 years.
Funeral services were at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon at the Christian Church in Bible Grove, conducted by the Rev. William Whitney, pastor. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Surviving are four children, a son, Cordie Kigar, of near Bible Grove, and three daughters, Mrs. Gladys Lancaster of Waterloo, Iowa, and Blanche, Mrs. Harold Marsh, and Okal, Mrs. Gerald Pulse, of Clarence and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. And in addition to the brother, Dick, at Baring, Mrs. Kigar leaves also another brother, Mike Burrus, of Glasgow, Mont., and a sister, Mrs. Emma Lyons, of Dallas City, Ill.
As Clara Belle Burrus, Mrs. Kigar, a daughter and one of the nine children of the late Zachery and Dora Chapman Burrus, was born Oct. 4, 1880, near Bible Grove. She was married in early life to Mr. Kigar, who preceded her in death in 1925. Mrs. Kigar was also preceded in death by three infant children and three sisters and two brothers, the last sister, Mrs. Mary Jane Patterson, dying May 21, 1958.
The Memphis Democrat
January 28, 1993
DANNY (SHORTY) BURRUS
Danny (Shorty) Burrus, 81, of Memphis, Mo., passed away January 21, 1993, at the Vencor Hospital in Kansas City, Mo.
He was born August 25, 1911 at Bible Grove, Mo., the son of Joseph and Maude Kigar Burrus. In 1935 he was married to Mary Grace Humphrey in Memphis, Mo., and to this union two children were born.
Surviving is one daughter: Mary Jo Smith and husband Charles, of Kalona, Ia.; two brothers: Harold Burrus, of Mesa, Ariz., and Clyde Burrus, of Moline, Ill.; one sister: Clara Hunsaker, of Cleburne, Tex.; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Danny was preceded in death by his parents, wife and son.
Danny spent all of his life in Scotland County, Mo., working for the City of Memphis at the power plant, and later reading meters.
Funeral services were conducted January 24, 1993, at the Payne-Gerth Chapel, Memphis, Mo., with Bro. Seth Wortman officiating. Body bearers were: Steve Downing, Junior Snodgrass, John Cook, Buddy Bechtel, Royce Cook, and Bob Gray. Interment was in the Memphis Cemetery, Memphis, Mo.
The family has suggested memorials be made to the Nutrition Site in Memphis, Mo.
Memphis Public Library Obits
MEMPHIS, Mo. -- Danny "Shorty" Burrus, 81, of Memphis, a former city employee, died Thursday (Jan. 21, 1993) in a Kansas City hospital.
Born Aug. 25, 1911, in Bible Grove, Mr. Burrus was a son of Joseph and Maude Kigar Burrus. He married Mary Grace Humphrey in 1935 in Memphis. She died in September 1964.
Mr. Burrus had been employed in grocery stores and later in the city power plant and as a meter reader.
Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Charles (Mary Jo) Smith of Colona, Iowa; two brothers, Harold of Mesa, Ariz., and Clyde of Moline, Ill.; a sister, Clara Hunsaker of Cleburne, Texas; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Mr. Burrus was preceded in death by a son, Jimmy.
Services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. today in the Payne-Gerth Funeral Home in Memphis by Brother Seth Wortman. Burial will be in Memphis City Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Memphis Nutrition Site.