Class of 1939

1939 Graduation Edition
Perry Daily JournalKenneth Warren Burke
Kenneth Warren Burke

– plans to go to college in Kansas or to Oklahoma A. and M. College after graduation. He has held down several jobs here and in New Mexico before entering his senior year in school. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Burke of 1224 Fir street. He likes movies. He attended Hobbs, N. M., high school and Perry high school. He is a native of Perry having been born here in 1919. He won a silver football award, ribbons in Noble County Track meets and a basketball letter for his athletic participation in high school.

Kenneth Warren Burke

September 21, 1919 – September 26, 1977

 Kenneth W. Burke, 58, Tulsa, a native of Perry, died unexpectedly about 10 a.m. Monday at his home of an apparent heart attack.

Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Moore East Lawn funeral home at Tulsa. Burial service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Grace Hill cemetery in Perry.

Burke was born in Perry Sept. 21, 1919, and graduated from Perry high school in 1939. He left Perry shortly after high school graduation and served in the Navy in World war II.

Survivors include his wife, Martha, of the home at Tulsa; a son, Wesley, Tulsa; three brothers, Bob, Manhattan, Kan.; Wayne, Tulsa; and Delmar, Sacramento, Calif.; an aunt, Mrs. Hazel Cooper, Perry; two uncles, Lester and Frank Burke, both of Perry; and his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Henn. Perry.