She was on this earth for more than a century, but Wednesday we lost a well respected former teacher and librarian.
Most of Mabel Burklow's life was spent in Hazard.
In 2003, WYMT’s Steve Hensley talked to her for a story about the assassination of President Kennedy.
In one part of the interview that's never aired until now she expressed some concerns about the younger generations.
“We hear many young people today taking life so lightly. They've never gone through these historical events and tragedies like, as I can recall my grandmother and grandfather talking about being in the civil war and the suffering they had and how they had to hide their food in caves to keep from starving to death and of course in the depression years I can still see people standing at the banks crying,” Burlow said in the 2003 interview.
Burklow's visitation will be Saturday from 1:30 until the funeral at 2:30 at Maggard's Mountain View Chapel in Hazard.
Mabel Burklow was 101 years old.
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