Burdett 'Bird' Rollins 1929 - 2011 Edwardsville

Services for Burdett “Burd” Rollins, 81, Edwardsville, were Friday, Nov. 4, at Chapel Hill-Butler Funeral Home, Kansas City, Kan. Burial was in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens.
Mr. Rollins died Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2011, at Providence Medical Center.
He was born Nov. 18, 1929 in Dill, Okla., the son of Allen Porter and Arriebelle (Stafford) Rollins.
Mr. Rollins left school in the eighth grade to help support his family. He worked various jobs over the years at sawmills and in harvesting. He moved to the Kansas City area in 1957 and was a laborer for Local 1290 for 35 years, retiring in 1991.
He loved to hunt and bagged a trophy-winning 11-point buck at the age of 65. He was also an avid mushroom hunter and fisherman.
Burdett married Buna Mae in 1955. She died in 1995.
Survivors include his son, Howard Rollins (Juanita), Edwardsville; and two grandchildren.
The family suggests memorials to American Diabetes Foundation, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312.
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