- 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


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