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Retta Joyce Burks

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Retta Joyce Burks, 69, of Malden died Sunday, Feb. 7, 2010, in Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Church of the Nazarene in Malden.

Born in Malden on Feb. 28, 1940, she was the daughter of Ralph and Ada Pearl (Davis) Darnell. On Sept. 26, 1961, she was united in marriage to James Paul Burks in Malden. He preceded her in death on April 26, 1990.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Melba Hardin and Johnnie Gorman; and one brother, W.C. Darnell.

Surviving are three sons, Shawn (Sharon) Burks of Malden, Mark (Kristi) Burks of Jackson and Brett Burks of Malden; four grandchildren, Bailey, Emily, Owen and Abigail Burks; and two brothers, Jim Darnell and Sam Darnell, both of Malden.

Visitation was held Tuesday, Feb. 9, at the Landess Funeral Chapel in Malden. Funeral services were conducted on Wednesday, Feb. 10, at the First Church of the Nazarene in Malden with the Rev. Ken Goodwin officiating. Burial was in Memorial Park Cemetery, Malden. Landess Funeral Home of Malden was in charge of arrangements.

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I love you Joyce. I will always remember the times we worked together as EMT's in Malden. You were one of my first partners as an EMT, but you have been one of the most caring people I've known. The world is at a loss with your depature. But Heaven is a much better place with you there, and until our reunion there, take care.

-- Posted by Ambuguy 691 on Sun, Feb 14, 2010, at 1:06 PM

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