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Imogene Burk

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Imogene Pollom Azbell Burk, 98 Tucson, Ariz., and formerly of Greencastle, died Thursday.

Born in Cayuga, she was the daughter of Dr. M.R. and Ida Stroube Pollom.

A 1927 graduate of Greencastle High School, she played cornet in the orchestra, band, and school theatre orchestra, and sang in the school chorus and glee club. As a member of the Greencastle City Band, she played at the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race on two occasions. She retired from Greencastle Community Schools, where she served as financial secretary for 24 years. She was a 45-year member of First Christian Church in Greencastle, where she sang in the choir and Sunday school orchestra. She was also a charter member of Pusch Ridge Christian Church in Tucson and a member of the Order of Eastern Star 255 in Greencastle and Washburn Chapter D.A.R.

Surviving are a stepdaughter, Ida May Baird and husband Joe, Russellville; two stepsons, Duane T. Burk, Terre Haute, and Malcolm E. Burk, Greencastle; three nieces, eight great-nephews, nine great-nieces, many great-great nieces and nephews.

Her parents; two husbands, Ross Houston Azbell and James Arthur Burk; three sisters, Lucille Pauley, Maxine Owens and Madeline Albin; two brothers, Morry Pollom and Dan Pollom; two nephews and a niece preceded her in death.

Funeral services will at 1 p.m. Friday at Bittles and Hurt Funeral Home, Greencastle, with Rev, Alan Small officiating. Burial will follow at Forest Hill Cemetery.

Visitation is 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or the American Diabetes Association.

Condolences may be e-mailed to the family in care of inbth@keystone group.com.