Effingham Daily News, Effingham, IL

July 11, 2013

Jack Burke


Effingham Daily News

---- — Jack Aaron Burke, 91, of Chesterfield, Mo., formerly of Louisville, passed away at 12:05 a.m. on Tuesday, July 9, 2013, at Surrey Place in Chesterfield, Mo.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at J.W. Neal Funeral Home, Louisville. Interment will be in Orchard Hill Cemetery, Louisville. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to Louisville United Methodist Church and will be received at the funeral home. Online condolences may be left at at www.jwnealfuneralhome.net.

Jack was born Saturday, Sept. 3, 1921, in Louisville, the son of the late Charles Burke and the late Issa “Tennessee” (Speaks) Burke. On Nov. 3, 1940, in Wright City, Mo., he married the late Mary “Geraldine” (Jones) Burke. She preceded him in death on Dec. 6, 2010.

He was self employed as the owner of a retail grocery store and was a lifelong attendee of the Louisville United Methodist Church. He also spent his time as a member of the Louisville Masonic Lodge and Louisville Rotary Club.

Surviving are daughter, Carolyn “Jean” Hastings and husband, Carl, of Wildwood, Mo.; grandsons, Steve Hastings and wife, Crystal, of Wildwood and Brett Hastings and wife, Kristin, of Wildwood; and great-grandchildren, Laura, Graham, Cole, Ty, Emma, Olivia and Alexa Hastings.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; and brothers, Jewell C. Burke and James D. Burke.

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