Dorothy Griffin Burks

December 30, 1934 ~ January 3, 2020

Dorothy Griffin Burks

     Dorothy Griffin Burks, daughter of the late Dee Ves Griffin and Florence Horn Griffin, was born on December 30, 1934 in Essex, Missouri and departed this life on January 3, 2020 at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, Missouri at the age of 85 years.

     Mrs. Burks was a member of the Risen Church in Dexter, Missouri, a Homemaker, and a resident of Dexter.

     On November 25, 1953, in Campbell, Missouri, she was united in marriage to Clifford Burks.  Mr. Burks survives of their home in Dexter.

     In addition to her husband, she is survived by her son, Darwin Burks and wife Donna of Grand Blanc, Michigan; by three brothers, Dorman Griffin of Valrico, Florida, Doyle Griffin and wife Carol of Bernie, Missouri, and Dale Griffin and wife Charlotte of Dexter, Missouri; by her sister, Donnis Barker and husband Larry of Arnold, Missouri; by her sister-in-law, Lois Griffin of Bernie, Missouri; by her brother-in-law, Keith Bowman of Garland, Texas; by five grandchildren, Dustin Burks and wife Courtney, Denise Olson, Danielle Visser and husband Shaun, Drew Burks, and Anthony Burks and wife Chelsea; by seven great-grandchildren, Daniel Olson, Dane Olson, Davis Olson, Danika Burks, Deker Burks, Audrey Burks and Brantley Burks; and by another great-grandchild on the way, due in April 2020.

     Other than by her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Darrell Burks; by two brothers, Dee Gene Griffin and J. L. Griffin; by two sisters, Delma Williams and Doris Bowman; by her sister-in-law, Rayma Griffin; and by her brother-in-law, L. B. Williams.

     Friends may call at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter on Tuesday, January 7, 2020 from 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.  Funeral services will then be conducted in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel on Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Dean Williams officiating.  Interment will follow in the Bernie Cemetery.

     Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter is in charge of all arrangements.