Mildred Donham Burke

Mildred Donham Burke, 89, of Thornton, died Monday, October 21, 2013.

She was born February 17, 1924, in Drew County and was a school teacher, seamstress and homemaker. She was also a member of the First Baptist Church in Thornton.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Gordon and Ethel Donham; husband, Walter M. Burke Jr.; two brothers, Ralph and James Donham; and three sisters, Mary Katherine Haltom, Helen Dennis and Madie Haynie.

She is survived by her sister, Ann Nutt, of Little Rock; three sons, Garey Burke and wife, Pat, of Thornton, Randy Burke, of Thornton, and Dennis Burke and wife, Cindy, of Thornton; seven grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, October 23, 2013, at Benton Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Thornton Cemetery.

An online guestbook may be viewed and signed at

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Monticello, AR 71657

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