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Carol Burks

Carol V. Burks, 92, of Sycamore, passed away at 5:08 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2021, at The Willows of Tiffin.
Born Nov. 28, 1929, she was the daughter of Ferrell H. “Fuzzy” and Mary G. (Gilliland) Haines. She married Donald G. Burks on June 7, 1947, and he preceded her in death on July 4, 2019.
Carol is survived by two children, Jack (Janet) Burks of Centerburg and Barbara (John) Gobs of Sycamore; seven grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, two sons, Joseph and Robert Burks and two grandsons.
Carol spent her working life side by side with her husband as a secretary/treasurer for Burks and Needles Company and later Sycamore Contracting.
She was a member of Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church in Carey. Carol loved being historian for the Burks family.
A private graveside service will be held at a later date in Spring Grove Cemetery in Carey.
Arrangements were handled by Stombaugh-Batton Funeral Home in Carey.
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