Elizabeth “Libby” Irene Burke

LibbyElizabeth “Libby” Irene Burke, 90, of Goshen, died Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at Augusta Health.

She was born August 5, 1924 in Craigsville, Virginia, the daughter of the late Lucille Holsinger Hite and step daughter of Melvin Hite.

Libby was retired from Genesco in Verona.

She was a member of Little River Church of the Brethren. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and great great grandmother. She loved the outdoors, fishing, camping, and hunting.

Libby is survived by her 6 sons; Robert F. Burke, Jr. of Staunton, McKinley H. Burke and wife Helen of Staunton, Paul T. Burke and wife Kaye of Craigsville, Ralph L. Burke and wife Susie of Roanoke, Scottie T. Burke and wife Roxie of Craigsville, Gene B. Burke and wife Patty of Rockbridge Baths; 3 daughters; Doris B. Sibold of Lexington, Judy B. Gum and husband Henry of Eagle Rock, Janet S. Burke of Lexington; 23 grandchildren, 9 step grandchildren; 25 great grandchildren, 7 step great grandchildren; 10 great great grandchildren; 3 sisters-in-law; Martha Staples, Helen Burke, and Sara Hite; 1 brother-in-law; Ronald Colvin, and her special friends; all the staff at the Heritage Hall Nursing Home for the loving care they gave.

She was preceded in death by her husband Robert, her brother Delbert Hite, her two sisters Deanna Colvin and Jane Reeves, and her grandson Tommy Burke.

A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, September 27, 2014 at Craigsville Funeral Home with Reverend Frank Tusing and Reverend Scott Reese officiating. Interment will be in Oak Lawn Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 5 – 7 p.m. Friday, September 26, at Craigsville Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association in Roanoke.

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McLaughlin & Young Funeral Home, Millboro Funeral Home, and Craigsville Funeral Home are owned and operated by John and Debbie Young. They commit themselves to providing loving and compassionate service to everyone. It is their sincere desire that you feel comfortable about the decisions you make and leave their offices with a feeling of satisfaction, honesty, and commitment. Phones are answered after hours by the company's answering service. Staff and licensed directors are on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You may make an appointment at anytime that is convenient for you.
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1 Response to Elizabeth “Libby” Irene Burke

  1. Debra Huntley Sheets says:

    Doris,& family sorry for your loss she will always be with you

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