Stillwater News Press


December 26, 2012

Emma Mae Burk Wallace

Emma Mae Burk Wallace, 92, died on Dec. 25, 2012 in Stillwater, Okla. Her funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012 at Strode Funeral Home Chapel in Stillwater. Service will be officiated by family. Interment will follow at Morris Heights Cemetery in Orlando, Okla. Strode Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Emma was born on March 23, 1920 in Gotera, Colo. to John C. and Dora (Phillips) Burk. She married Homer M. Wallace on Jan. 26, 1944 in Gallup, N.M.

She was an accomplished small airplane pilot. She earned her pilot license and flew with her husband most every week. She was a member of the San Luis Obispo Pilots Association, and a member of the Professional and Business Women’s Association. She moved back to Okla. in 1994 where she enjoyed her family and friends and attending Senior Citizen Country Music Nights.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Dora and John Burk; husband, Homer M. Wallace; brothers, Raymond Burk, Roy Burk, Calvin Burk and Jackson Burk; one sister, Mary Lou Burk Jenny.

She is survived by sister, Jeanne Burk Longan, husband, James; brother, Bobby Ben Burk, sister-in-law, Elnora Burk; plus many nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews and great-great nieces and nephews.

Memorial contributions may be made in her name to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or, or Judith Karman Hospice at P.O. Box 818, Stillwater, OK  74076.

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