Saturday, February 1st, 2014
Isabella Burke, 97, St. Marys, died at Otterbein St. Marys on Jan. 30, 2014.
She was born Nov. 14, 1916, in Carthagena, to Joseph and Anna (Buehler) Hartke. On Aug. 31, 1940, she married David T. Burke at St. Aloysius Catholic Church, Carthagena, and he died July 29, 1986.
Survivors are daughters, Ann Deiters, Minster, Barbara Parramore, West Carrollton, Carolyn (Terry) Fenstad, Amherst, Mass., Elizabeth Caswell, Centerville, Florence (Larry) Smith, Kenner, La., and Gertrude (Dennis) Bushman, New Bremen; sons, David Burke, Minster, Howard (Debbie) Burke, Union City, Tenn., and Irvin Burke, St. Marys; 21 grandchildren; and 33 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a son, James; daughter-in-law, Kim Burke; son -in-law, Frank Caswell; son-in-law, Herman Deiters; two grandchildren, Patrick Deiters and Angela Bushman; and siblings, Loretta Ferdelman, Marie Ankron, Edwin Hartke, Leo Hartke, Rev. Florian Hartke, Victor Hartke and Arthur Hartke.
She was a 1935 graduate of Coldwater High School and was a devoted mother and hard working domestic engineer. She was a very active member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church, especially with the floral arrangements for the altar. She enjoyed playing bridge, gardening and going to Roughrider football games. She was very family-oriented and proud of her entire extended family. She will be greatly missed by each of them.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Glynwood, the Rev. David Vincent officiating. Burial will follow at St. Thomas Cemetery in Glynwood.
Calling is 2-6 p.m. Sunday at Miller Funeral Home West Chapel, St. Marys. There will be a rosary at 5:45 p.m.
Memorials be directed to the St. Thomas Cemetery fund.
Condolences may be directed to millerfuneralhomes.net.