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Roxanne Argyros

August 6, 1954 — October 18, 2023

Eldora

Roxanne Argyros

Roxanne (Burkett) Argyros, 69, passed away at her home in Eldora, Iowa on Wednesday, October 18, 2023 from complications of ALS. Roxanne was born on August 6, 1954 in Chicago Heights, IL to Louis and Wanda Burkett. The family relocated to Burlington, Iowa in 1964. Roxanne attended Sunnyside Elementary and Oak Street Middle School, before graduating from Burlington High School in 1972. While attending high school, she worked at the Steak-O-Rama restaurant and met a co-worker, Jerry Argyros, who became her husband the following year. They were married in Cedar Falls, Iowa on May 28, 1973. In May of this year, they observed their 50th wedding anniversary.

Roxanne and Jerry worked in the restaurant business for 36 years. They were owners of Jerry's Pizza & Steakhouse in Belle Plaine, Iowa (1977-1986) and Eldora, Iowa (1986-2006). Jerry's Pizza & Steakhouse restaurants were always a local favorite! They took great pride in providing good food and good service in a family friendly environment. During these busy years, they proudly welcomed two sons. Nick in 1978 and Jim in 1980. While Jerry managed the family restaurant business, Roxanne devoted most of her time to raising their two sons and supporting their many activities. In 2006, Roxanne began a second career working at the State Training School for Boys in Eldora as a Receptionist. She remained there for 14 years before retiring in September 2020. What brought her the most joy was spending time with her grandchildren, Maxx and Mia, and watching them grow and learn!

Roxanne leaves behind a family who loved her dearly and will miss her always. Husband Jerry and their two sons, Nick Argyros (Angie Hullinger) of Olathe, KS; and Jim Argyros (Maagen) and their two children (Maxx and Mia) of West Des Moines, IA. She is also survived by her brother, Mike Burkett of Sunrise Beach, MO and sisters Brenda Rodgers (Keith) of Lee's Summit, MO and Cindy Boothe (Steve Klein) of West Burlington, IA, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents (Louis and Wanda Burkett) and nephew (Tanner Boothe). Although living 3 hours away from her parents, Roxanne was very involved in their care during their aging years. She also adored her nephew Tanner Boothe who passed as a toddler. It's our hope and prayer that these three faces were the first to greet her in Heaven with open arms!

Service Information

For Eldora, Iowa:

There will be a visitation to greet family and friends from 4:00-6:00 pm on Friday, October 20, 2023 at Creps Chapel, Abels Funeral and Cremation Service, 905 Edgington Ave., Eldora, Iowa 50627.

For Burlington, Iowa:

There will be a visitation to greet family and friends from 1:00–2:00 pm on Monday, October 23, 2023 at Lunning Funeral Chapel – 2620 Mount Pleasant St., Burlington, Iowa 52601. A service will be held following the visitation at 2:00 pm. Private burial will follow for family only.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that remembrances be made in the form of contributions to the Iowa ALS Association, in Memory of Roxanne Argyros http://webia.alsa.org/site/PageServer?pagename=IA_homepage

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Past Services

Visitation

Friday, October 20, 2023

4:00 - 6:00 pm (Central time)

Abels Funeral And Cremation Service - Eldora

905 Edgington Avenue, Eldora, IA 50627

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Visitation

Monday, October 23, 2023

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Central time)

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Funeral Service

Monday, October 23, 2023

2:00 - 3:00 pm (Central time)

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