February 6, 1933 - November 26, 2019
Patricia J. “Pat” Burke, 86, of Wapakoneta, died 12:49 p.m., Tues. Nov. 26, 2019, at The Acres of Wapakoneta. She was born Feb. 6, 1933, in Wapakoneta, the daughter of Delmar & Lucille (Dickson) Bowersock, who preceded her in death. On April 9, 1951, she married Donald E. Burke, and he died Feb. 8, 2016. Survivors include, 2 sons, Lynn M. Burke, Wapakoneta, & Timothy S. (Jill) Burke, Grove City, OH, 2 granddaughters, Melissa (Ryan) Alexander & Meredith Burke, 3 great grandchildren, Avery, Ryder, & Harper Alexander, sisters & brothers, Wilma Hilty, Nancy (Donald) Schimmoller, Virginia Spoltman, Wayne (Marge Marlette) Bowersock, Carol (Denny) Lucas, John (Cindy) Bowersock, & Linda (Dennis) Cotterman, a sister-in-law Mary Bowersock, numerous nieces & nephews. She was preceded in death by her siblings, Richard Bowersock, Jerry Bowersock, Judy (Jim) Steinke, Debra Steinke, & Alice Murray. A homemaker, Pat worked as a sales consultant with Merle Norman Cosmetics, and a telephone operator at TSC, Wapakoneta. She also worked at the family business, Burke Plumbing, Heating, and Electric Co., and as a switchboard operator at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys. Pat was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Wapakoneta. Her other memberships included the Wapakoneta V.F.W. Post # 8445, Auxiliary and the K of C Council #1272, Auxiliary, Wapakoneta. She enjoyed gardening, baking, and in later years excelled in painting. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m., Mon. Dec. 2, 2019, at the St. Joseph Catholic Church, Wapakoneta, with Rev. Sean Wilson officiating. Burial is to follow in the St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Wapakoneta. The family will receive family & friends 2-6 p.m., Sun. Dec. 1, and 9:30a.m. – 10:00 a.m., Mon. at the Eley Funeral Home & Crematory, 1102 Lincoln Ave. (St. Rt. 501), Wapakoneta. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Cancer Association of Auglaize Co. Condolences may be expressed at www.eleyfuneralhomeandcrematory.com.
Patricia J. “Pat” Burke, 86, of Wapakoneta, died 12:49 p.m., Tues. Nov. 26, 2019, at The Acres of Wapakoneta. She was born Feb. 6, 1933, in Wapakoneta, the daughter of Delmar & Lucille (Dickson) Bowersock, who preceded her in death.... View Obituary & Service Information
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