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Elinor B. Burks

June 23, 1933 July 15, 2020
Elinor B. Burks
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Elinor Bernita Burks, 87, of Beecher City, IL passed away at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 15, 2020 at Aperion Care in St. Elmo, IL.

Elinor was born on June 23, 1933, in Beecher City, the daughter of Jacob and Hazel (Claytor) Julius. She was a 1950 graduate of Beecher City High School. Elinor and Donald Dwight Burks were united in holy matrimony on February 11, 1952 and celebrated 68 years of marriage before his passing on March 20, 2020.

She is survived by her children: Chuck (Cheryl) Burks, Robin (Paul) Hedge and Donnie (Lamonica) Burks; grandchildren: Jacob Shane (Carrie) Burks, Aaron (Trina) Stupec, Jodi (Jacob) Smith, Elizabeth (Timothy) Taylor; great-grandchildren: Zachery and Carson Burks, Zaryah and Zaven Smith, Dylan, Zia and Issac Taylor, Skylar and Zayden Stupec and step-great-granddaughter, Taylor Smith.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; grandson, Zachary Burks; sisters: Frieda Simmons and Garnett Garrison and brother, Dorwin Julius.

Services will be held at a later date. Lockart-Green Funeral Home in Beecher City is assisting the family.

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Due to COVID pandemic, services will be set for a future date to be determined.

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