Mary Jane Prokes died July 18, 2013

Mary Jane Marcella Prokes passed away peacefully at home on the morning of July 18, 2013, after an 11 year battle with cancer.  Mary was born in New Prague, Minnesota, on March 4, 1956.  Mary was an 18 year veteran of the United States Air Force and retired in Heber Springs.  She was the daughter of Emil Prokes (deceased) and Marcella Prokes.  Preceded in death were her grandparents, Adam and Mary Prokes; and Frank and Mary Stepka.  Mary is survived by her wife, Sharon Burris Prokes;  two brothers, Ed Prokes and wife, Laura;  Mike Prokes and wife, Debbie, one sister, Donna Stresnak and husband, Larry;  Mary is also survived by a daughter, Angela Tucker and a son, Lee Burris and wife, Maria, and a grandson, Landon Burris.  Also, surviving are nine nieces and nephews, and many other relatives and friends.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heber Springs Humane Society, Heber Springs, Arkansas, or the American Cancer Society.

A private memorial service will be held at a later date.