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Adams Funeral Home of Ozark
Wednesday November 16th, 2022
6:00pm - 8:00pm

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Adams Funeral Home of Ozark
Thursday November 17th, 2022
1:00pm - 2:00pm

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Linda Bell Burks

Linda Bell Burks, age 72, passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 10, 2022. Linda was born on September 18, 1950 to Walter and Eva (Kirby) Cawthra in Greene Co. Missouri. Linda was a graduate of the Ozark High School class of 1968. Linda was married to Jimmy L. Burks on October 12, 1968. Jimmy and Linda had two beautiful children, Janice (Burks) Myers and Randy Burks.

Linda’s first job in life was being a mother and housewife where she put the needs of her family first. In 2000, at age 48, Linda went to college where she earned an Associate’s Degree of Applied Science in Administrative Assistance, from Springfield Business College. Linda had a tremendous work ethic. She worked for Fasco Industries for 19 years. After leaving Fasco she worked for the City of Nixa, working as an administrative assistant for the Nixa Police Department and the Office of the Municipal Court. Linda retired from the City of Nixa in 2008. Linda always had a love for live entertainment and music. After her retirement, she decided to work in the Branson entertainment industry. In Branson, she held part-time positions at The Welk and Mansion theaters. She enjoyed meeting new people, serving others, and being a part of a team.

Linda instilled in her children a love of travel, a sense of adventure, and an excitement for learning and discovering new things. In her lifetime, Linda spent much of her time traveling, visiting Holland, Italy, Mexico, Vatican City, New York City, Hawaii, Alaska, Washington, DC, San Francisco, Disney World with her grandkids, all of the Great Lakes, and many other places. Her favorite place was always on a beach near the ocean. Linda loved all things Elvis, visiting Graceland many times. Linda liked fast cars; she worked as pit crew for her husband who used to competitively drag race. At family get togethers, her cheesecake was often the best part of the meal. Linda was a member of the Red Hat Ladies group, where everyone fought over who got to sit next to her at the gatherings.

Linda is survived by her daughter Janice (Burks) Myers of Nixa, MO; son Randy Burks of Fordland, MO; grandchildren Shalee Burks of Springfield and Landon Myers of Notre Dame, IN; her brother William Cawthra; and several nieces and nephews.

Linda was the youngest of nine siblings. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Jimmy Burks; her parents; her brothers James Daniels, Roger Daniels, Robert Cawthra, and Gerald Cawthra; and her sisters Donna Murphy, Eula May Harvey, and Phyllis Belvins.

Services for Linda will be 1:00 PM Thursday, November 17, 2022, at Adams Funeral Home – Ozark. Visitation will be Wednesday, November 16, 2022, at 6:00pm at Adams Funeral Home – Ozark. Burial will follow the service at Temple Hill Cemetery.

Arrangements are under the care of Adams Funeral Home - Ozark 

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Richard Weaver Dec 8 2022 5:40 AM

Linda and I shared the love of the ocean and beaches. She traveled with me several times when I was the Classic Club Director at Central Bank. We shared many great memories while traveling and I loved her spirit to explore and enjoy all that was around her. She was a very special lady that blessed me with her presence. Linda, I hope you have the wind in your hair and the sand in your toes!

Lanise Blankenship Nov 17 2022 9:03 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Linda Burks

John and Lisa Ferguson Nov 16 2022 6:21 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Linda Burks

Wanda Davis Steele Nov 16 2022 11:14 AM

We always enjoyed seeing Linda at our Fasco retiree meetings every three months. She was one who was usually there most of the time. We will miss her! May God bring the family peace, comfort, love, hope, faith and understanding in the coming days, weeks, months and years ahead...

Paul White Nov 16 2022 9:13 AM

It was nice to see Linda at the OHS Alumni Reunion a few weeks ago. She was a year ahead of me in school, but I’ll never forget the red truck she drove in high school. She was a very sweet lady. So very sorry for your family’s loss.

Joyce Clinton McGillen Nov 16 2022 1:54 AM

Linda was a sweet lady and always had a smile.I have fond memories of her from our school days. She will be missed 😢

Judy Chambers Nov 15 2022 5:55 PM

Linda was a great peron and friend as she traveled with me at Empire Bank. One of our favorite trips was to the Biltmore. We were also friends with her and her husband Jimmy as we drag raced together. So sorry for your loss.

Jeanne Sleth Nov 15 2022 12:45 PM

Linda was a dear friend to my late mother Beckie. I have fond memories of her. God bless your family.

Amanda King (Teague) Nov 15 2022 3:16 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Linda Burks

Michelle Mauro Nov 14 2022 3:53 PM

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