Penwell Turner Funeral Home - Shelby, Ohio

Alberta Fay (Stewart) Burks

Alberta Fay (Stewart) Burks, age 78, of Shelby, died Saturday, April 19, 2014 at the Cleveland Clinic.

 She was born January 27, 1936 in Clearfield, Kentucky the daughter of the late Anna (Markwell) and Morgan Thomas Stewart II. Alberta was a 1954 graduate of Shelby High School and had been employed at the Shelby Mutual Insurance Company, Wilkins Air Force Depot and  Miami Systems, retiring  from there after 17 years of service.  She enjoyed crocheting, crafting and reading.

 Alberta married Harold Arthur Burks on June 18, 1955 and he survives along with 2 children: Drs. Duane (Rose) Burks of Mansfield and Brenda Reeves of Wisconsin; 2 grandsons: Stephan (Heather) Reeves and Dylan Burks; 2 sisters: Corlena Haskins of Michigan and Dorothy Barber of Mansfield. She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother: Morgan Thomas Stewart III and a sister: Mary Smith.

 Friends and Family may call on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 from 6-8 PM at the Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby, where services will be conducted at 8 PM by Mary Lou Brooke.

 Memorial expressions may be made to the American Lung Association, 226 State Route 61,

Norwalk, Ohio 44857. To send a message of sympathy or share a story with the Burks family, please visit:


Memories & Condolence

  1. Len & Judy Hubbard says:

    Duane and family, we are so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

  2. Traci Moorhead Seibert says:

    To the Burks Family, My sincere sympathy to you. So sorry, Alberta was a nice lady and always smiling. Traci Moorhead Seibert

  3. Drita Scherer says:

    Duane, Rose and Family,

    So sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. You are in our thoughts and prayers and hope you find comfort with family and friends…

    with deepest sympathy,
    Drita Scherer and Family.

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