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Verna C. Burke

Posted By Corey Strauch On July 11, 2022 @ 12:58 pm In Obituaries | 5 Comments

Verna Burke

Verna C. Burke, 95, a life long resident of Scranton, passed away Saturday morning at the Hospice of the Sacred Heart, Dunmore. She is the widow of the late Lynn N. Burke who passed August 14, 2012. The couple was married for 63 years.

Born in Scranton, daughter of the late George T. and Hilda Stange Reynolds. She graduated from Scranton Technical HS in 1943. She attended Lackawanna Business College and worked as a secretary in Phila. She was a member of the former Trinity United Church of Christ, South Scranton and sang in the choir. After Trinity closed, she attended St. Peter’s Church, Scranton. She was also a member of the Sweet Adeline’s.

She loved life, to sing and dance even in her later years. Enjoyed bowling. She was the life of the party and most likely the first on the dance floor.

Surviving her are a daughter Cheryl Burke, Scranton; 3 sons Lee Burke and wife Christa, Newton Twp., Neil Burke and wife Evelyn, Scott Twp., Chris Burke, and wife Sharon, Evans GA; 11 grandchildren Melanie DePietro, Nina Burke, Erik Burke, Michael Burke, Catherine Burke, Corey Burke, Ryan Burke, Abigail Burke, Stephanie Lepka, Christina Lepka, Jennifer Burke; 16 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews, and her feline companion, Mr B.

She was preceded in death by an infant brother Elwood, her childhood sister Doris Mae, and her dear brother Wilbur Reynolds.

A funeral will be held Thursday at 10 AM at the Corey Brian Strauch Funeral Home, 602 Birch Street, Scranton, PA 18505, with services by the Rev. David Searing, pastor of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Scranton. Interment to follow in Fairview Memorial Park, Elmhurst, PA.

A viewing will be held Wednesday, from 4-7pm in the funeral home.

Memorial contributions maybe made to St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Scranton, PA.

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Condolence from Michelle Hull and family on July 12th, 2022 10:35 am

I feel your loss deeply myself. She was a great lady. I will always remember her spunk, smile, energy, and zest for life. I was and am so privileged to be a friend to her and a small part of your family. I will pray for you all.

Condolence from Diane Orchard on July 12th, 2022 4:06 pm

My dear cousins, We send our heartfelt sympathies to each & everyone of you and your families. Your mom will forever hold a special place in our hearts and memories. She was a remarkable kind, loving Aunt and will be missed dearly. Love and hugs , Diane & Ray

Condolence from Charles Reina on July 12th, 2022 7:24 pm

Our most sincere Cindy on the loss of your mother Verna. She is a grand lady and mother. I’ve know her since Lee and I first met when I was about five years old. My grandfather’s house was directly across from her house when she lived in Alder St. With her failing eye sight she would hear my voice and ask, “Is that Charlie?” We will miss her smiles and dancing, God Bless!

Condolence from Nina Wright on July 14th, 2022 10:01 am

I am so sorry for your loss what a Precious saw that love to have fun .Enjoyed many dances with her.Keep dancing my friend

Condolence from Nina Wright on July 14th, 2022 10:54 am

I am so sorry for your loss what a Precious lady that loved to have fun .Enjoyed many dances with her.Keep dancing my friend

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