She was born Jan. 11, 1940, in Hominy, Okla., to Dave and Francis (Taylor) Darkis. She grew up in Parsons and graduated from Parsons High School in 1958.
She retired from Power Flame in 2000. She was a member of Watson Memorial Church of God in Christ.
She enjoyed going on gambling trips to the casinos.
Survivors include three sons, Homer Darkis of Lawton, Okla., Raymond Lewis of Parsons and Frederick Lewis of Houston; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; three brothers, William Darkis of Guthrie, Okla., Jimmie Darkis and Gary Darkis, both of Parsons; and a sister, Sherry Darkis of Parsons.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Ann Darkis, who died May 5, 2005; four brothers; and three sisters.
The service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Carson-Wall Funeral Home. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. today.
Robert 'Bob' L. Burris
EDNA -- Robert "Bob" L. Burris, 77, of Edna died at 4:23 a.m. Monday, Oct. 13, 2008, at Labette Health.
He was born April 21, 1931, in the Strauss and McCune area to Granville Ray and Edith May (Newton) Burris. He was raised in and attended school in Parsons.
He served in the U.S. Navy.
He worked for Funk's Manufacturing in Coffeyville, retiring in 2000 because of health reasons.
In 1951 he married Louanne Rude at Eureka Springs, Ark. The couple divorced, and she preceded him in death. He later married Jean Delores Knight on Feb. 3, 1970. She preceded him in death on Feb. 28, 2002.
Survivors include two sons, David Lee Burris of Coffeyville and Denis Stuckey of Dearing; three daughters, Joy Saucedo of Edna, Denise Stukey of Cherryvale and LaDona Petch of South Coffeyville, Okla.; 11 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Barbara Long of Parsons.
He was preceded in death by a brother, William "Billy" Burris, in 1996.
The service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Carson-Wall Funeral Home. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery at Coffeyville. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Memorials are suggested to the American Diabetes Association and may be left at or mailed to the funeral home, P.O. Box 942, Parsons, 67357.