Lenora Jean Burkhart of Quapaw, Okla. passed from this life on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at Freeman Hospital in Joplin, Mo. She was 76.
Lenora was born October 10, 1941 in White Oak, Okla. to Otto and Meda (Dammron) Cooper. She graduated from Picher High School class of 1959. She had lived in Quapaw for 21 years moving from Commerce, Okla. She was housekeeping for First National Bank of Miami until her retirement. She had also worked at King Loue Garment Mfg in Baxter Springs, Kan. and Miami Laundry and Dry Cleaning. She was a member of the Southeast Baptist Church in Commerce, Okla.
She was preceded in death by her husband Dale Burkhart on April 30, 2015 and by her parents, four brothers Lloyd Cooper, Larry Cooper, Leonard Cooper and Loren Cooper, two sisters Lois Meads and Linda Carter and a Step Daughter Almona Burkhart.
Survivors include three sons David Knight and wife Patricia of Chetopa, Kan., Danny Knight and wife Carol of Miami, Okla., Dennis Knight of Miami, Okla., three daughters Debra Mattingly and husband Mike of Miami, Okla., Drarena Waldon and husband Jerry of Miami, Okla. and Donna Toland and husband Berry of Washington State. Step children Randall Burkhart and wife Jean of Alpene, Ark., Timothy Burkhart of Springfield, Mo. and Victoria Havens and husband David of Bolivar, Mo., one sister Lorene Jefferies of Alabama, 18 grandchildren, nine step grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren and 12 step great grandchildren.
Funeral Services will be Saturday, February 17, 2018 at 10 a.m. at the Paul Thomas Funeral Home Chapel in Miami, Okla. Rev. Jeremy Huston will officiate. Interment will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, west of Treece, Kan. Larry DeSilva, III, Derrick Shockley, Blake Sargent, Larry DeSilva, II, Ross Fretwell and Mike Mattingly will serve as pallbearers. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Friday evening at the funeral home chapel. Services have been placed in the care of the Paul Thomas Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Miami, Okla. Online condolences may be made at www.paulthomasfuenralhomes.com