JOHN S. BURK
Source: Found in an old scrapbook of obituaries collected by Fauniel Hershberger, now passed, but then a resident of Fountain County, Indiana - books are now owned by Karen Zach, Montgomery County, Indiana - typed by Walt W
John S. Burk 12-21-59
A Hillsboro farmer was found dead Monday afternoon on a farm owned by his son, Alfred Burk, one-half mile south of Waynetown. He had been in failing health for a period of time, suffering from a heart ailment. He was born March 7, 1887. He was married to Mary Eva Naham, who died in February 1957. Mr. Burk, a farmer, lived on the William Allen farm five miles south of Hillsboro. He had lived in the Hillsboro vicinity a number of years. He was a member of the Hillsboro Masonic Lodge and OES, 32nd Degree Mason, Scottish Rite of Indianapolis and Knights Templar. Surviving are a son, Alfred of Crawfordsville; three brothers, William B. of Wingate, Jerry of Crawfordsville and George of Indianapolis; five daughters, Mrs. Clara Kelsey of Wingate, Mrs. Bertha Woodard of Linnsburg, Mrs. Pearl Hicks of New Market, Mrs. Cora Hicks of Hoopeston, Ill., and Mrs. Alice Fletcher of Indianapolis; two grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Russell, and a daughter, Miss Cletus Burk, who died in 1958 and a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Russell Burk, who died recently. The body was taken to Crumley Funeral Home here. Funeral arrangements are pending.