Ethel Bernice BURKS

Ethel Bernice BURKS[1, 2, 3, 4]

Female 1927 - 1985

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  • Name  Ethel Bernice BURKS 
    Born  7 Dec 1927  Boone County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6, 7, 8
    Gender  Female 
    Died  24 Feb 1985  Sedgwick County, Kansas - St Francis Regional Medical Center Find all individuals with events at this location  [9, 10
    Buried  26 Feb 1985  Sedgwick County, Kansas - White Chapel Memorial Gardens Cemetery Find all individuals with events at this location  [10, 11
    Person ID  I19  Sherwood
    Last Modified  20 Dec 2015 

    Father  Ester Guy BURKS,   b. 5 Dec 1907, Boone County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Feb 1982, Boone County, Missouri - Boone Hospital Center Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Thelma Mae RIGEL,   b. 17 Jun 1912, Boone County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Aug 1980, Callaway County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F5  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Weldon Lee SHERWOOD,   b. 4 Sep 1925, Randolph County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jun 2002, Trinity County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  22 Nov 1947  Boone County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Divorced  Oct 1959  Randolph County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Living
     2. Dana Joan SHERWOOD,   b. 25 May 1951, Adair County, Missouri - Grim-Smith Hospital Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Sep 2009, Harvey County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Welda Gayle SHERWOOD,   b. 19 Apr 1953, Adair County, Missouri - Grim-Smith Hospital Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Oct 2014, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F3  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Shiu Phalu SHANKAR,   b. 30 Sep 1934, Baja, Fiji Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Apr 2009, Sedgwick County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Abt 1960 
    Children 
     1. Living
     2. Melody Ann SHANKAR,   b. 31 Aug 1965, Sedgwick County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Feb 2007, Sedgwick County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F4  Group Sheet

  • Photos

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    BURKS, Ethel Bernice - Portrait
    BURKS, Ethel Bernice - Portrait
    BURKS, Ethel Bernice - Birth Certificate
    BURKS, Ethel Bernice - Birth Certificate
    SHERWOOD, Weldon Lee & BURKS, Ethel Bernice - Marriage Certificate
    SHERWOOD, Weldon Lee & BURKS, Ethel Bernice - Marriage Certificate
    SHERWOOD, Weldon Lee & BURKS, Ethel Bernice - Divorce Announcement
    SHERWOOD, Weldon Lee & BURKS, Ethel Bernice - Divorce Announcement
    BURKS, Ethel Bernice - Death Certificate
    BURKS, Ethel Bernice - Death Certificate

    Headstones
    BURKS, Ethel Bernice - Gravestone
    BURKS, Ethel Bernice - Gravestone

  • Notes 


    • INDIVIDUAL NOTES:
      Delayed Birth Certificate from Boone County, Missouri:
      - Date of Birth was December 7, 1927
      - Father was Ester Guy Burks
      - Mother was Thelma Mae Rigel
      - Filed on July 23, 1963
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      1930 Boone County, Missouri census:
      - HH # 592, Columbia Township, Enumeration District # 12
      - Lived on 3rd Avenue
      - Surname was "Burks"
      - Given name was "Ethel B."
      - Age 2 and 3/12th. Living with mother in household of grandfather Fred Rigel. Father not listed
      - Born in Missouri, father in Missouri, mother in Missouri
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      1940 Boone County, Missouri census (microfilm):
      - HH # 405, Columbia Township, Enumeration District 10-15
      - Surname was "Schneider"
      - Given name was "Bernice"
      - Age 12, single, living with mother in household of step-father Robert Schneider
      - Attended school in census year
      - Education level completed was 7th grade
      - Born in Missouri, residence was Columbia, Boone County, Missouri in 1935
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      Marriage license was obtained on November 18, 1947 in Adair County, Missouri. Married on November 22, 1947 in Boone County, Missouri. Performed by J. Gordon Kinsley, an Ordained Baptist Minister.
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      Divorced from Weldon Lee Sherwood in October 1959
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      Death certificate from Sedgwick County, Kansas:
      - Date of death was February 24, 1985
      - Place of death was St. Francis Medical Center
      - Usual residence was 2940 Sayles, Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas, 67210
      - Cause of death was cardiac arrest due advanced huntington's chorea
      - Social Security Number was 199-24-7682
      - Divorced
      - Occupation was secretary in medical records
      - Date of birth was December 7, 1947 in Missouri
      - Father was Jim Burks
      - Mother was Thelma Unknown
      - Informant was Dana Lucas, 6215 Newport, Park City, Sedgwick County, Kansas
      - Burial was in White Chapel Cemetery in Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas
      - Funeral home was Cochran
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      Obituary published in the Wichita Eagle-Beacon, Sedgwick County, Kansas dated February 26, 1985:
      Bernice E. Burks, 57 of 2800 N. Hillside, retired medical records secretary, died Sunday. Service 2 p.m. today, White Chapel Memorial Gardens.
      Survivors; son, Zane Shankar of Wichita; daughters, Dana Lucas of Park City, Welda Perez, Sherida Schultheis, Melody Shankar, all of Wichita; father, Jim Burks of Columbia, MO.; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Cochran Mortuary.
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      Ethel Bernice Burks had Huntington's Disease. This is a hereditary disease that is passed on from one of the parents. She died in 1985 at the age of 57 in a Kansas nursing home after an extended stay. Her direct cause of death was cardiac arrest. However, she showed symptoms of Huntington's Disease for approximately 15 years before her death.
      She contracted this disease from her mother, Thelma Mae Rigel. Thelma likely contracted the disease from her father Frederick Western Rigel (see his notes for more information).
      Description and Symptoms of Huntington's Disease:
      Early symptoms of Huntington's Disease may affect cognitive ability or mobility and include depression, mood swings, forgetfulness, clumsiness, involuntary twitching and lack of coordination. As the disease progresses, concentration and short-term memory diminish and involuntary movements of the head, trunk and limbs increase. Walking, speaking and swallowing abilities deteriorate. Eventually the person is unable to care for him or herself. Death follows from complications such as choking, infection or heart failure.
      Huntington's Disease typically begins in mid-life, between the ages of 30 and 50, though onset may occur as early as the age of two. Children who develop the juvenile form of the disease rarely live to adulthood.
      Huntington's Disease affects males and females equally and crosses all ethnic and racial boundaries. Each child of a person with HD has a 50/50 chance of inheriting the fatal gene. Everyone who carries the gene will develop the disease. 
      Huntington's Disease does not "skip" generations.

  • Sources 
    1. [S243] Columbia Daily Tribune, Obituary of Fred Rigel.

    2. [S252] Missouri Vital Records, Adair County, Birth Certificate of Sherida Jean Sherwood.

    3. [S243] Columbia Daily Tribune, Obituary of E. G. "Jim" Burks.

    4. [S243] Columbia Daily Tribune, Obituary of Leona Denham Rigel.

    5. [S229] Kansas, Sedgwick County, Vital Records, Death Certificate of Ethel Bernice Burks.
      date/location (MO)

    6. [S228] Missouri Vital Records, Boone County, Delayed Birth Certificate of Ethel Bernice Burks.
      date/location

    7. [S252] Missouri Vital Records, Adair County, Birth Certificate of Sherida Jean Sherwood.
      date (1927)/location (MO)

    8. [S205] Ancestry.com, Missouri Marriage Records, 1805-2002 [database on-line], Adair County, Missouri, 1947, Page 81.
      date (1928)

    9. [S229] Kansas, Sedgwick County, Vital Records, Death Certificate of Ethel Bernice Burks.
      date/location

    10. [S267] Wichita Eagle-Beacon, Obituary of Bernice E. Burks.
      date/location

    11. [S229] Kansas, Sedgwick County, Vital Records, Death Certificate of Ethel Bernice Burks.
      location

    12. [S205] Ancestry.com, Missouri Marriage Records, 1805-2002 [database on-line], Adair County, Missouri, 1947, Page 81.
      date/location