June I. Burke, 96, of Defiance, passed away on Sunday morning, March 31, 2019 at Twin Rivers Care Center in Defiance.
She was born on August 12, 1922 to George and Lilly (Bayshore) Lamb in Paulding, Ohio. On January 8, 1949 she married Howard F. Burke, who preceded her in death on March 1, 2017.
June was a faithful member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, the Ladies Aide, and was a former Sunday School teacher. She enjoyed bowling in mixed doubles leagues with her husband, playing games, especially card games and Yahtzee. Spending time with her family was always her priority. June will be tenderly remembered by her family as a devoted and loving wife and mother.
June will be sadly missed by her son, Tommy (Tish) Burke of Saint Petersburg, FL, daughter, Linda Wiland of Fort Myers, FL, six grandchildren; Billie (Brandon) Chupa, Kassy (Nick) Gilliland, Tina Wiland, Sarah (Ryan) Markham, Julia (Jason) Griffith, and Richard (Jane) Wiland, and ten great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Howard F. Burke, son-in-law, Dexter Wiland, sisters, Georgia Williams, Margaret Bauer, and Donnabelle Burnett, and brothers, John "Dick" Lamb and William Lamb.
Visitation will be held from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm on Thursday, April 4, 2019 at Schaffer Funeral Home in Defiance. A funeral service will follow at 1:00 pm at the funeral home, with Rev. David Brobston officiating. Burial will follow the service at Riverview Memory Gardens.
Memorials are suggested to The Alzheimer's Association.
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