- Ada, Oklahoma


May 28, 2014

Pauline Burkhead


A memorial service for Pauline Burkhead, 93, of Norman, will be 10 a.m. Friday at John M. Ireland and Son Funeral Home and Chapel in Moore. She died May 23, 2014.

Ms. Burkhead was born March 1, 1921, and was raised in the Lightening Ridge community near Stratford. She worked in the restaurant industry as a manager before marrying Chester D. Burkhead and moving to Illinois. 

The couple moved back to Oklahoma in 1978 and settled in Center. In 1991, she moved to Norman. 

Survivors include her son, Chester Burkhead and wife, Lulu, of Norman; son-in-law, Carl Smercheck, of Kansas; granddaughter, Samantha Burkhead of Norman, grandson, Cleat Smercheck of Indiana; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. 

She is preceded in death by her husband, Chester Donald Burkhead; daughter, Connie Smercheck; sisters, Vera and Opal; brothers, Walter “Tay,” Bill, Earl, Jake and Jacki.

  John M. Ireland and Son Funeral Home and Chapel, Moore


Text Only | Photo Reprints
Must See
Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter
AP Video
US Ready to Slap New Sanctions on Russia Kerry: Not Worried About Israeli Criticism Boater Rescued From Edge of Kentucky Dam Girl Struck by Plane on Florida Beach Dies Rodents Rampant in Gardens Around Louvre House to Vote on Slimmed-down Bill for Border Looming Demand Could Undercut Flight Safety Raw: 2 Shells Hit Fuel Tank at Gaza Power Plant Raw: Massive Explosions From Airstrikes in Gaza Giant Ketchup Bottle Water Tower Up for Sale Easier Nuclear Construction Promises Fall Short Kerry: Humanitarian Cease-fire Efforts Continue Raw: Corruption Trial Begins for Former Va Gov. The Carbon Trap: US Exports Global Warming Traditional African Dishes Teach Healthy Eating

Are you pleased that Oklahoma has repealed Common Core standards for public school students?

     View Results