Lillian D. Burke


(Oct. 6, 2007)

Funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday, Oct. 6 at 10 a.m. at St. Barbara’s Catholic Church for Lillian D. Burke, 89, who died Tuesday, Oct. 2 at the Powell Valley Hospital.

In recent months, she had been a resident of the Powell Valley Care Center.

She was born May 9, 1918, in Defiance, Iowa, to Franklin and Nipa Kuhl. She attended schools in Defiance, Iowa, and married Ken Burke June 21, 1937.

The family lived in Powell.  She was employed as a bookkeeper for Empire Gas in Cody.

She was a member of St. Barbara’s Catholic Church and the Big Horn Basin Boat Club. She enjoyed dancing, sewing, fishing, camping, golfing and hiking.

Her family is comforted in knowing she lived a happy and full life. She greatly enjoyed friends, family and dancing.  Her playground was the outdoors, with boating, camping and fishing. Her laughter will be missed.

Survivors include her children, Larry (Nedra) Burke of Evanston, Nancy (Dick) Cote of Olympia, Wash., Mike (Burnie) Burke of Powell, Denny (Linda) Burke of Oxford, Ohio, Judy (Jim) Liner of Powell and David (Nena) Burke of Cody; a brother, Al Kuhl of Texas; 20 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.  Her husband, Ken, preceded her in death.

Rosary will be said at 7 p.m. Friday at St. Barbara’s. Burial will be at Crown Hill Cemetery under the direction of Thompson Funeral Home.