Margie Lucille (Stroud) Burpo

On Friday, July 28 th , 2023 Margie Lucille (Stroud) Burpo passed peacefully in her home, located on the
property where she had lived most of her 95 years of life. Margie was born in Kingfisher, OK June 17,
1928, to parents Alfred Ross (Slim) Stroud and Nannie Imogene Thompson Stroud Blair in Kingfisher, OK.
Margie married the love of her life, Tim Burpo on July 10, 1946, and they were married 62 years before
his passing on August 23, 2008. Together they built a strong family heritage on unconditional love, hard
work, and deep faith in God. They raised three children on the homeplace: Rosie, Tim Jr, and Darlene.
She loved her family deeply and especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-
Margie graduated from Kingfisher High School and worked hard all her life. Her first job was waitressing
at Maxine’s Diner. She later started her career at Pioneer Telephone, working in several positions:
mostly in the Engineering Department. She retired from Pioneer Telephone in 1993 after 30 years of
committed service. She was known to “run a tight ship” and expected excellence in her performance
and everyone she worked with.
Margie loved attending church and served faithfully wherever she attended, teaching Sunday School,
serving in Women’s Ministries and decorating the church. She was an active member of Frontline
Ministries before she was unable to attend any longer; however, she always remained a prayer support,
encourager and giver into the ministry and other ministries she loved.
Her hobbies included travel and shopping. Some of her favorite adventures were to Spain, Morocco, the
Bahamas, New York, Catalina Island and many more. She loved shopping, including Thrift Stores where
she always came home with more treasures than she had room for. She was known for her classy dress
style whether at church or work and made a fashion statement with every outfit, modeling matching
shoes, jewelry, and purses for every single outfit.
Margie is survived by her children, Rosie Bricker of Yukon, Tim Burpo Jr and wife Debbie of Kingfisher,
Darlene Allen and husband Donald of Kingfisher, brother Troy Stroud of Wynnewood, sister Margaret
Murphy of Kingfisher, and sister-in-law Delores Stroud of Graettinger, Iowa. She is also survived by 10
grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and 5 great-great-grandchildren. Also, a host of extended family,
nieces, nephews, and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents Alfred Ross (Slim) Stroud and Imogene Stroud Blair, her
husband Tim Burpo, two brothers Gerald and Alfred Stroud, two sisters Beatrice Gaither and Ann Louise
McLaurin and two infant brothers, Chester Eugene Stroud and George Elmer Stroud.
Margie lived life to the fullest and remained faithful to the Lord and her family until her departure into
the Presence of the Lord.
Services will be held Wednesday, August 2, 2023, at 10am at Frontline Ministries, officiated by Pete
Peterman and Dustin Burpo. A burial will follow at Kingfisher Cemetery.
The family has requested memorial gifts be made to Frontline Ministries (Family Life Center), 124 West
Erwin, Kingfisher, OK 73750.