Patsy (Pat) Burks passed away on June 21, 2021, at the age of 96. Her final days were spent at home, in Reydon, OK, with her daughter by her side.
Pat was born near Midway, Oklahoma on April 18, 1925, to Mae and Forrest Estes. She attended school at Midway and Reydon. Pat loved to play basketball and helped her team win the county tournament more than once. Following her graduation in 1944, she studied elementary education at Southwestern Oklahoma State University and worked at Tinker Field in Oklahoma City.
Pat married W.E. (Pete) Burks on September 9, 1945, following his return from Italy where he was stationed during World War II. They made their home, farming and ranching, in the Reydon area. They owned the Burks Service Station and Garage for many years, where Pat’s strong work ethic was always on display as she worked tirelessly alongside Pete.
On October 13, 1951, Pat and Pete welcomed their pride and joy into the world; their baby girl, Pamela Ann. Following Pete’s death in 1977, Pat dedicated herself to building a happy and productive life for Pamela. Pat was a long-time member of the Reydon First Baptist Church. Dedicated to her church and community, she held several positions over the years including Church Clerk, Assistant Sunday School Secretary and Bible School Secretary. She also held memberships in the American Legion Auxiliary and the Reydon Rebekah Lodge.
In addition to her husband Pete, her parents and her grandparents, Pat was preceded in death by her brothers Buzz and Ted Estes, sisters Jolene Keller and Babe Burton, and nieces Karen Burton and Kathryn Keller. She is survived by her daughter Pam Burks, sister Rose (Sis) Mixon, nephew Bob Keller, nieces Suzan Hoover, Cindy Mixon and Lori Collins, and many grand and great grand nieces and nephews.
Many thanks go out to the friends and caregivers who looked after Pat in her final years. She enjoyed every phone call, card, letter and visit.
Funeral services for Patsy (Pat) Burks will be held at the Reydon First Baptist Church on Friday, June 25, 2021, at 11:00 AM and will be officiated by Lindy Sasser. Burial will be at the White Rose Cemetery of Reydon under the direction of Rose Chapel Funeral Services.
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