Carolyn Burke, 83, of Fithian passed away at 5:34 AM on (September 30, 2019) at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana.
Carolyn was born on October 12, 1935 the daughter of Ruben and Sara (Lewis) Pate in Fairmount. She married Thomas Burke on July 2, 1955 in Jefferson, IN and he preceded her in death on February 18, 2018.
Survivors include her daughters, Joan Marie Krigbaum of Parker, TX, Beth (Timothy) Puzey, of Fithian and Melissa Paris of Catlin; her grandchildren, Charles (Joel Price) Krigbaum, Emily (Andy) Stuckey, Holly (Casey Mester) Paris, Nick Paris, and Jin Zhang; as well as her great grandchild, Isabella Stuckey.
Carolyn is preceded in death by her parents, husband; Thomas, her two sisters; Mary Lou Pate and Jane Taylor as well as one brother; Raymond Pate.
Carolyn was a member of the Muncie Baptist Church and was a retired School Teacher at Oakwood Grade School. She was a Die-Hard Chicago Cubs fan and enjoyed spending her free time crafting, reading, gardening, feeding the birds and even enjoyed playing video games.
A Graveside Service was held October 3 at Sunset Memorial Park. Pastor Dave Garver officiated.
A Celebration of Life Memorial Service took place the same day at Muncie Baptist Church, 205 Main Street, Muncie. Pastor Dave Garver officiated.
Sunset Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Danville, Illinois, 3940 N. Vermilion St. Danville, Illinois 61834 is assisting the family with arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, Memorial Contributions may be given to the Muncie Baptist Church in Muncie or the American Cancer Association.
Please join Carolyn’s family in sharing memories through her Tribute Wall at www.sunsetfuneralhome.com .