Erma J. Burk died Thursday, July 16, 2020 at the age of 87. She was born May 25, 1933 in Grady County, OK the daughter of Jay and May (Kayser) Kees. Erma enjoyed quilting and sewing and was a former member of the Mint City Quilters. She loved spending her summers at Bass Lake and especially loved spending time with family and friends. On January 10, 1953 she married Dean Burk and he survives her. Also surviving are her children, Larry (Jackie) Burk, Doreen (Nolan) Johnson and Darlene (Vaughn) Simpson; eight grandchildren; twelve great grandchildren, one great great grandchild; one sister and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters and four brothers. Following Erma’s wishes, cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation and service. Memorials may be made to Elara Caring Hospice. The family was assisted with these arrangements by Keck-Coleman Funeral Home, St. Johns.
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