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6934 South Western Avenue
PO Box 891320
Oklahoma City, OK 73139
Phone: 405-634-1439
Fax: 405-634-3753
Claudean Burns

Claudean Burns (Kirkes)

Thursday, October 29th, 1931 - Thursday, November 14th, 2019
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Visitation will be Saturday November 16, 2019 from 4-8 PM and Sunday November 17, 2019 from 12-8 PM with family greeting friends from 2-4 PM at Vondel Smith Mortuary at South Lakes.

Funeral Services will be held 11:00 AM, Monday, November 18, 2019 at Vondel Smith Mortuary at South Lakes Chapel.


Claudean Burns entered Heaven's gates on November 14, 2019 at the age of 88. She was born at home in Tuskahoma, Oklahoma on October 29, 1931, the 5th of 12 children born to W R and Onnie (Carlton) Kirkes. Claudean lived in Southeast Oklahoma in her youth, and attended school in a one-room school building, later graduating from Buffalo Valley High School (Talihina, OK) where she was a basketball standout. She moved to Oklahoma City where she began working, her lifelong delight. A blind date was arranged by the parents of Joe Burns, who became the love of her life. Joe proposed on their first date, but she didn't accept for another month. The two began a life together, raising their two children. Claudean worked as an Accounts Receivable Manager at Mistletoe Express for over 20 years. She retired from the workforce in 2008 after working another 17 years at a job she loved, in accounts receivable for Power Equipment & Engineering. She was only happy in retirement for about 6 months, wishing forever after could return to working.
Claudean was an avid sports lover, but especially OU sports, enthusiastically cheering for every OU basketball and football game. This became a weekly ritual for Dennis and his mother, while Erann attended all the home, and some away games. Claudean was a member of First Baptist Church in Moore, Oklahoma.

She loved her family, and will be eternally missed by them.


Claudean is preceded in death by her parents, W R (William) and Onie Kikes
her brothers, Greely, Grady, Roy (John), M.C.,and Crocket
her sisters, Francis Iwana and Louise Meddars

Claudean is survived by her daughter Twylia McMeans and husband Roy, son, Dennis Burns
her granddaughters Erann Burns and Morgan Rodriguez and her husband Michael
her great granddaughters Mia, Mericelli, and Maleah Rodriguez
her brother Wayland Kirkes and wife Kay; and her sisters Cannie Goodson, Zella Trowbridge and husband Carroll, and
Bevery Pannach as well as many dearly loved nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family and dear friends
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  • Visitation

    Saturday, November 16th, 2019 | 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Saturday, November 16th, 2019 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    Vondel Smith Mortuary at South Lakes
    Address
    4000 SW 119th Street
    OKLAHOMA CITY, OK 73173
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  • Second Visitation

    Sunday, November 17th, 2019 | 12:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Sunday, November 17th, 2019 12:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    Vondel Smith Mortuary at South Lakes
    Address
    4000 SW 119th Street
    OKLAHOMA CITY, OK 73173
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    Family will greet friends from 2-4 PM.
  • Funeral Service

    Monday, November 18th, 2019 | 11:00am
    When
    Monday, November 18th, 2019 11:00am
    Location
    Vondel Smith Mortuary at South Lakes
    Address
    4000 SW 119th Street
    OKLAHOMA CITY, OK 73173
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    Family will greet friends following services.
    Officiant
    Reverend Ted Flood
  • Interment

    Monday, November 18th, 2019 | 12:30pm
    When
    Monday, November 18th, 2019 12:30pm
    Location
    Moore City Cemetery
    Address
    808 S.W. 4th
    OKLAHOMA CITY, OK 73160
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I remember always feeling welcomed and loved by Aunt Claudine! She was a brave and wonderful lady!
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