|Birth: ||Apr. 24, 1921|
|Death: ||Apr. 15, 2008|
Mary Burke, 86, of Champaign, formerly of Fairmount and Danville, passed away at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday (April 15, 2008) at Illini Heritage Nursing Home, Champaign.
Mrs. Burke was born April 24, 1921, in Danville, a daughter of William and Nell Tighe McCormick. She married Joseph Burke in 1950 in Chicago. He preceded her in death in 1953.
Survivors include two nieces, Janet (Bruce) McCormick of Tiburon, Calif., and Sharon (Robert) Ward of Los Osos, Calif. She was preceded in death by her parents, a son, Billy McCormick, and a brother, Dennis McCormick.
She was employed in Chicago as a telephone operator, at the Veterans Affairs Hospital in Danville, and she also owned and operated the Fairmount Tavern with her brother.
She enjoyed traveling, collecting silverware and buying and selling houses, moving many times in her life. She also enjoyed playing cards and was St. Louis Cardinals baseball fan.
Memorials may be made to St. Thomas School.
Published in The News-Gazette on 4/18/2008.
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Created by: Bob & Nancy Cannon
Record added: Apr 22, 2008
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