Eileen Annette Burk (Leeling) Allsup

Photo by Debbie Rose
Photo by Debbie Rose

(August 3, 1920 - May 18, 2013)


The Lusk Herald
May 22, 2013



Eileen Annette Burk Allsup was born August 3, 1920, in Niobrara County to Joseph and Rachel Leeling in the Hat Creek area. She was the oldest of eight children. As a young girl, Eileen attended a rural school in the Hat Creek area. She graduated from Lusk High School in 1940. She then married Harry Leon Burk and raised three daughters, Harriet Lecher, Sonja Alexander, and Colleen York in the Chadron Nebraska area. After Harry retired from the State of Nebraska Highway Department, they moved to Lander, Wyoming where Eileen worked as a clerk in a local drug store. After Harry passed away, Eileen married Wilbur Allsup and the couple resided in Lusk.

Eileen was preceded in death by Harry Burk, Harriet Lecher, Sonja Alexander, and brother Sam Leeling. She is survived by her daughter Colleen York, Eldon Alexander and Bernard Lecher, her son-in-laws. Grandchildren Nick Lecher, Mike Lecher, Chris Lecher, Michael Wade, Stacy Dominguez, Rory York, Heidi Kramna, and Jason Alexander, and 15 great grandchildren. Sisters, Alice Vollman, Francis Dickau, Virginia Linnemann, Vera Strackten, Bonita Kiever, and brother Jim Leeling.

Eileen passed away in Casper, Wyoming after a short illness. Services will be Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at the First Baptist Church in Lusk at 1:30 p.m. with Pastor Tom Strock officiating.

Pier Funeral Home in Lusk is in charge of the arrangements.




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