Mary Margaret Burke

February 17, 1924 - January 21, 2016

02/17/1924 - 01/21/2016

Past Services

Wednesday January 27, 2016
Franklin Cemetery
Wellsburg, Ohio
Wednesday January 27, 2016
9:30 am - 12:00 pm
St. Mary's Catholic Church
212 West Main Street
St. Clairsville, OH 43950
740-695-9993 | Directions
Wednesday January 27, 2016
12:00 pm
St. Mary's Catholic Church
212 West Main Street
St. Clairsville, OH 43950
740-695-9993 | Directions

Mary Margaret Burke, 91, of St. Clairsville, OH died Thursday January 21, 2016 at her home. She was born February 17, 1924 in Wellsburg, WV a daughter of the late Joseph and Marie Wolf Kress.
Mary was a retired custodian for the Louisville Public School System and a member of the former St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, Catholic Women’s Club, Seniors Club. Mary enjoyed taking care of her husband, her children, working outside, playing bingo and cooking at the church. She was especially fond of smorgasbords.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Lee B. Burke; a son, Lawrence J. Burke; a brother, Albert J. Kress; a sister, Mildred M. Elcesser and her son-in-law, Dan Spear.
Surviving are her daughter, Barbara Spear of St. Clairsville and several nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received Wednesday from 9:30 am to 12 pm at Beck-Altmeyer Funeral Home & Crematory 204 West Main Street St. Clairsville.
Funeral Liturgy with Mass will be celebrated Wednesday at 12 pm at St. Mary Catholic Church, St. Clairsville with Fr. Thomas Chillog as celebrant. Burial will follow in Franklin Cemetery, Wellsburg.
Barb would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to Medi-Home Care and Hospice and dear friends Dee and Bonnie.
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3 years ago

Remembering beautiful Mary and loving you sweet Barb

Marcia Botchvaroff
5 years ago

Dear Barb, remembering “my Mary Burke” and sending you our love

Marcia Botchvaroff
6 years ago

Barb, remembering your beautiful Mom, Mary and always praying for you. We love you

Marcia Botchvaroff
7 years ago

Dearest Barb, we are remembering your beautiful mother- ” my Mary B” & praying for you always. Love The Botch’s

Lillie Brand
8 years ago

Barb your Mom is always in my heart and has always been my second Mom. Love and God Bless

Bonnie Borovich
8 years ago

For those who would like to go for lunch after the services it will be held at the VFW post #5356 on national road rt 40 in Saint Clairsville Ohio you can call me (Bonnie) @ 740-310-4429 for arrangements on donations for food drop off thanks in advance

Your extended family- the Botchvaroffs
8 years ago

Dearest Barbie , may God pour His blessings of peace over you and blanket you in strength and courage. Though your sorrow is the most profound, we share it with you. We love Mary & we love you. The suffering is over for your mom- hallelujah! We are here for you always.