Source: Crawfordsville Weekly Journal Friday, 20 June 1902
Again death has entered a home and taken therefrom the wife and mother. Mrs. Wesley Burk died at her home on Indiana Avenue at eight o’clock Sunday evening, June 8. Mrs. Burk was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John McCormick, of south of the city, and had been a sufferer from consumption for some time. All that medical aid and the loving hands of her family could do was done, and though her case was hopeless, she was cheerful and patient to the last.
Mrs. Burk was thirty three years old and had been a faithful member of the Memorial Chapel for several years. She was a woman loved by all and set an excellent example for her children, her request of them the morning she passed away was that they might be sent to Sunday school. Mrs. Burk expressed her willingness and readiness to go when her Master saw fit to call her. Her desire was that her friends would not grieve for her, and may the God that she trusted in heal and comfort the bereaved family. It is hard to give up our loved ones but it is God’s will and His will must be done, and we should remember that death is sure and life uncertain.
Mrs. Burk leaves, besides a husband and four children, an aged father and mother, two sisters and three brothers to mourn her loss. The bereaved family has the sympathy of their friends in this dark hour, but God alone has the power to heal their hearts. The funeral services were conducted at the home Tuesday morning at ten o’clock, interment at the Masonic Cemetery. -s