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Roseline E. Burk

Funeral for Roseline E. Burk, 75, Lawton, will be at noon Friday, Aug. 10, 2018, at Lawton Ritter Gray Funeral Home Chapel with Ernest Torres officiating.

Mrs. Burk passed away on Thursday, July 26, 2018, in Lawton.

Burial will be at Fort Sill National Cemetery, Elgin.

A special viewing and visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018, at the funeral home.

Roseline Emma was born Aug. 29, 1942, in Waiakoa Kula Maui, Hawaii, to Edward and Mary Poepoe. She met her first husband, retired CW2 Woodfin D. Blair, while he was stationed in Hawaii. They were married on Nov. 6, 1961 in Honolulu. The family settled at his last duty station in the Lawton/Fort Sill.  

Emma worked as a Civil Servant from 1975 until her retirement in 2004. She began working at the Post Laundry. She then transferred to the Commissary where she retired as a Commissary Supervisor. She enjoyed bowling, traveling, crossword puzzles, reading, and most importantly, spending time with her children and grandchildren. Emma will always be known for her beautiful smile. 

On March 14, 2018, Emma married her current husband, retired Command Sgt. Major Maxie L. Burk. They enjoyed going to the bowling alley on Friday nights, getting their morning coffee everyday with her dog, Makena while listening to Willie's Roadhouse on the radio. Most of all, they loved to spend their time planning their future adventures together. 

She is survived by her husband, of the home; her son, Woodfin D. Blair Jr. Lawton; two daughters and sons-in-law, Valee Nalani and Mark Yepez, Chino, Calif., and Tanya Haunani and Jerry Biscaino, Altus; her extended family, Paul and Sylvia Burk, New Braunfels, Texas, Phyllis and Robert Whitaker, New Braunfels, Texas, and Greg and Julie Burk, Oklahoma City; 10 grandchildren, Roman S. Blair, Camron L. Blair, Katie A. Miramontes, Mark V. Yepez, Jr., Maxx W. Yepez, Valerie N. Yepez, Kaimi K. Biscaino,  Kanoa K. Biscaino, Keanna K. Biscaino and Kanani K. Biscaino; her  great-grandson, Aydan Blair; her great-granddaughter, Emery Blair; her brother-in-law, William AhQuin, Provo, Utah;  and her sister-in-law, Barbara Poepoe of Kanehoe, Hawaii. She also leaves behind numerous nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband; four brothers: Joseph (Bolo) Poepoe, Robert Poepoe, Herbert Poepoe, and Edward Poepoe, Jr; and her sister, Mabel Lani AhQuin. 

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Oklahoma Humane Society at P.O. Box 18471, Oklahoma City, OK 73154.

An online guestbook and sympathy cards are available at

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