BURKE, Annie 1858-1920
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 11/29/2016 at 16:01:51
Passed From This Life
Death of Mrs. N. J. Burke Last Saturday
Annie Elizabeth Walker was born October the 10th 1858 at Wilmington, Del. Living there until 1869 when with her parents she came to Waterloo, Iowa, in 1879 moved to Butler county this state. In 1880 she was united in marriage to N. J. Burke who pre-deceased her in September 1917. At the time of her marriage she came with her husband to Grundy Center, this place being her home from that date until her death Saturday noon May the 22nd 1920.
For the past few years Mrs. Burke has been a great sufferer, this fact made her long for the hour when it would all be over with, and to her the end came not as a sad departing, but a great relief.
Mrs. Burke in her days of health and vigor was energetic and an untiring worker in the home, the community and the church. She was a member of the First Baptist church of this city and for many years a consistent teacher in its Bible school.
She leaves to mourn her departure one child, Harry W. Burke of this place, Mrs. Harry W. Burke, four brothers and two sisters, George Walker of Crookston, Minn.; Charles Walker, of Adrian, Minn.; Ed Walker of Geneva, Leighton Walker, of Reeo Springs, Mo., Mrs. John Meyers of Springfield, Mo.; and Mrs. Perry Swift of Gifford, Iowa.
The funeral service was held Monday afternoon from the Burke residence this place having been her home for a little over forty years. The service was conducted by her pastor, J. C. Curry of the Baptist church.
Those out of town attending the funeral were Mrs. John Meyers of Springfield, Mo., Arthur Walker of State College, Ames, Ray Walker of Davenport, Floyd Philbrick of Cedar Rapids, Mr. and Mrs. King of Waterloo, also Mr. and Mrs. John Heath and two children of Waterloo, Iowa.
--The Grundy County Dispatch (Grundy Center, Iowa), 26 May 1920, pg 1
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