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Barbara Jo Burk

December 26, 1953 — January 24, 2018

Barbara Jo Burk

Barbara Jo Burk, age 64, of Elwood, Nebraska passed away on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at CHI Good Samaritan Hospital Kearney, Nebraska. She was born on December 26, 1953 at Omaha, Nebraska. She was raised by Dale and Virginia (Leonard) Walston. She was raised at Lexington, Nebraska and graduated from Lexington High School with the class of 1971. She was married and had one daughter Brandi. She worked at various places bartending. She would marry a second time and to this union were born 3 daughters; Jami, Linsey, and Charli. She found the love of her life in Don Smith and they moved to Elwood in 2006 to help take care of her parents. She loved spending time with friends, grandchildren, and shopping. She is survived by her partner in life Donald Smith of Elwood, Nebraska, daughters Brandi Riese of Omaha, Nebraska, Jami Burk (Ryan Brizgis) of Tomball, Texas, Linsey and husband Adam Newbrey of Ansley, Nebraska, and Charli and husband Mitchell Hedlund of Kearney, Nebraska, and 12 grandchildren (6 boys and 6 girls) and longtime business partner and friend Larry Lammers. She is proceeded in death by her parents, son Dennis Burk. Celebration of Life will be Saturday, January 27, 2018 from 12:30 PM to ???? at Mae Bee’s in Elwood, Nebraska. Elwood Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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