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Nelda Sue (Vandergriff) Burklow

August 30, 1940 ~ July 28, 2023 (age 82) 82 Years Old


Nelda Sue Burklow age 82 of Dowelltown passed away Friday afternoon, July 28, 2023 at Ascension St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital.  She was born  August 30, 1940 to her parents, the late Walter and Pauline Yates Vandergriff.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Louis Earl Burklow, Sr.  She was a member of the Dowelltown Baptist Church and worked in retail sales for many years, lastly at Fluty's Clothing.  Ms. Nelda was also a member of the Eastern Star.  She is survived by 3 sons, Louis Burklow, Jr. of Dowelltown, David (Michelle) Burklow of Smithville and Andrew (Jessi) Burklow of Newton, Iowa; 3 grandchildren, Emily, Drew and Charlie; 2 sisters, Caroly (Kenneth Ray) Mullinax and Debra Rowland both of Liberty; 2 brothers, Wayne (Becky) Vandergriff of LaGrange, KY and Douglas Vandergriff of Smithville and several nieces and nephews also survive.  The family has honored Ms. Nelda's request to be cremated and Private services will be held.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital or the charity of your choice, in memory of Ms. Nelda.  DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.  

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