Obituary published Jan. 14, 2013 in The Mexico Ledger

Mary Blanche (Cloven) Burkhead, born May 31, 1922, took Jesus' hand on Jan. 10, 2013, to sit at his feet for eternity. She joined her beloved husband, Wilburn Burkhead, granddaughter, Angela (Burkhead) Sorrell, grandson, Wayne Chrismer, four brothers, two sisters and a host of other family and friends. Blanche is survived by children, Bill (Sue) Burkhead, Carl (Shirley) Burkhead, Lonnie (Con-nie) Burkhead, Linda (Bernard) O'Toole, Vera (Bob) Chrismer, Lois (Dennis) Sutton, Betty (Gene) Owen, Wilma (John) Madrid, 17 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren.
Services will be held Monday, Jan. 14, at Clary Funeral Home in Alton, Mo. Memorials may be made to Pleasant Hill Freewill Baptist Church at Thayer, Mo., where she was a member.