Catherine Burke

Catherine Burke

Catherine Mae Burke was born in Lincoln County, Tenn., on December 31, 1929, one of 8 children of Nancy Willie Bowden and Archie Bowden.

Catherine married R.B. Burke in Alabama on June 14, 1947, and they were married for 63 years.

She is survived by her daughter, Lyndell (Lynn) Burke Davis; 3 grandchildren, Larua Wistoft (Brian), Brian McCoy (Mary) and Elliott Burke Morgan (Megan); 8 great grandchildren, Brianna Wistoft, Kelsey Andrews (Dillion), Catherine Wistoft, Gail Hetherington: grandchildren Finley and Mallory Andrews; a special nephew, Henry Ralph Walley; and her many caregivers.

She is preceded in death by her husband, R.B.: daughter, Nancy Susan Burke Morgan; son-in-law Richard (Bill) Davis; her parents and siblings.

A graveside service was Thursday, January 6, at Henryville Cemetery with Guntersville Memorial Chapel directing. A celebration of life gathering was at the home of Lyndell Davis in Alder Springs. The family suggests memorials to the The Breast Cancer Research Foundation of Alabama.