Ila Ida Armstrong Burke

Coal Run, Washington County, Ohio, USA
Death 13 Apr 2013 (aged 90)
Lowell, Washington County, Ohio, USA
Burial Lowell, Washington County, Ohio, USA
Memorial ID 108518415 View Source
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Ila Ida "Doc" Burke, 90, of Lowell, a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother and loving wife passed away peacefully on (April 13, 2013) at 6:38 p.m. at her granddaughter's home in Marietta, surrounded by her family.

Ila was born May 8, 1922, in Coal Run, Ohio, a daughter of the late Vernie and Georgianna Dalton Armstrong.

An opportunistic traveler, she also enjoyed reading, swimming, and spending time with her family and friends. She had served as chaplain of the Lowell Unit #750 Women's Auxiliary, was a member of the Marietta Chapter of TOPS, had been a 4-H advisor, and was an avid collector of angels and bells. She had attended the Wesleyan Methodist Church and was instrumental in the continuance of the Cedar Ridge Homecoming Reunion.

Ila was a 1941 graduate of Beverly High School.

In 1944, she married her husband of 68 years, Robert Burke Sr. Together they had five children, Patricia Singer of Stafford, Ohio, Wilma "Tina" Burke of Marietta, Wanda Hazelwood of Jacksonville, Fla., Darlene (Harry) Ogletree of Marietta, and Robert (Gwendolyn) Burke, Jr. of Trotwood, Ohio. Grandchildren include Robin (Isaac) Holmes, Valerie (Roy) Kampmeier, Misty (Thomas) Mahefkey, Mischa (Roger) Singer-Smith, Corey Singer, Sara (Aaron) Hess, Robbie (Liz) Burke, Amanda Burke, Crystal Mills, Philista Mills, Jasmine Mills, Micah Mills, Stephanie Adams and Denise Hatchett. In addition, she also has 22 great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter.

She was preceded in death by her sister, Sarah; her brother Richard; twin sister, Lila; and two sons-in-law, Enos Singer and James Hazelwood Jr.

Ila will be laid to rest in Greenlawn Cemetery.

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