Eva Mae Johnson Burke
Eva Mae Johnson Burke, 98, St. Joseph, Missouri passed away Thursday, April 16, 2015 at a local healthcare facility.
She was born September 28, 1916 in St. Joseph, Missouri. Eva Mae graduated from Benton High School in 1935. She was a homemaker and had previously worked at Quaker Oats. She was a member of Brookdale Presbyterian Church where she sang in the choir, attended Circle Meetings and participated in Bible Study classes. Eva Mae enjoyed playing piano, knitting, garage sale shopping and dancing with Marvin, but above all, she cherished spending time with her family.
Mrs. Burke was preceded in death by her parents, Jesse and Martha (Conley) Johnson; her husband of 68 years and her childhood sweetheart, Marvin; six sisters; and grandchild, Christopher Steele.
Survivors include three daughters, Patricia G. Steele (Fred), Raytown, Missouri, Connie Burke Hager, St. Joseph, Missouri and Mary Beth Mitchell (Bill), Huntsville, Alabama; six grandchildren, Jeffrey Steele, Shelley Scott (Joey), Jennifer Davin (Doug), Bill Mitchell (Joleen), Heather Rivera (Matthew) and Jonah Mitchell (Leslie); fifteen great-grandchildren, Nicole Sutton (Cody), Tyson Martin, Evan and Hannah Steele, Kyle and Kristen Davin, Madison Clark, Emma, Parker, Gabriel and Riley Mitchell, Cody and Christian Hecker, Dakotah Shelton and Dalton Rivera; one great-great-granddaughter, EmmaJo Sutton; and several nieces and nephews.
Farewell Services 10:00 A.M. Saturday, April 25, Brookdale Presbyterian Church. Interment Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Friday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. Mrs. Burke will be removed from Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory to arrive at the church one hour prior to the service. Flowers are appreciated and for those wishing to make a contribution, the family requests they be made to Brookdale Presbyterian Church or the American Cancer Society.