Linda L. Burke

Linda L. Burke, 77, of Ossian, IN, and having relatives in Roanoke, IN, died Tuesday afternoon, Aug. 1, 2017, at her residence.

Mrs. Burke graduated from Ossian High School in 1957 and received her training as a registered nurse. She worked at the Caylor-Nickel Clinic in Bluffton, Markle Medical Center and retired after working for Dr. Johnson in Bluffton.

She was born Nov. 15, 1939, in Fort Wayne to Robert and Romaine Shoup Rupright. She married Norman J. "Norm" Burke on April 26, 1958, at St. Aloysius Catholic Church in Yoder. He survives.

Also surviving are two sons, Steve (Carla) Burke, of Valparaiso, and Scott Burke; of Roanoke; two daughters, Teresa (Phil) Yager, of Uniondale, and Cindy (Barry) Gordon, of Ossian; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Calling is Friday, Aug. 4, 2017, from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Thoma/Rich, Lemler Funeral Home, 308 W. Washington St., Bluffton, with a Rosary service to follow visitation. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017, at 10 a.m. at St. Aloysius Catholic Church, 14623 Bluffton Rd.,Yoder, with Monsignor Bruce Piechecki officiating. Burial will take place at St. Aloysius Cemetery at a later date.

Memorials may be made to Friends Who Care Cancer Relief Foundation or Family Life Care of Berne.

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