Mary Burke

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Mary Bernadine Burke, nee Hogan, 71, of Collinsville, IL, born September 1, 1944, in East St. Louis, IL, died Tuesday, July 5, 2016, at Collinsville Rehab and Health Care Center, Collinsville, IL.

Mrs. Burke was a retired legal secretary and bond trader.  She loved horseback riding and competing in equestrian events.  She was a member of St. Stephen’s Catholic Church, Caseyville, IL.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents, John Eugene and Mary Bernadine, nee Hennessy, Hogan, a brother, John T. Hogan and a sister, Jeanne M. Hogan.

Surviving are her husband of 57 yrs., Tony C. Burke of Collinsville, IL, whom she married May 10, 1959 at Holy Angels Catholic Church, East St. Louis, IL;
a son, Jared Burke of Elmira,  NY, a daughter, Anastasia (Brian) Ely of Edwardsville, IL;
and three grandchildren, Katrina, Veronica & Shawn Ely

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.  Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation:  Friends may visit with the family from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 7, 2016, and from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday, July 8, 2016, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.

Funeral:  Funeral Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home with Fr. Raymond Shultz officiating.  Burial will follow at Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Belleville, IL.

Condolences Left For Mary Burke

Tony, Stacey and Jay – we are so sorry to learn of Bee’s death. She was a sweet, loving person and we shared many memorable experiences. As per your preference we are making a donation to the American Heart Association in her memory. Twink, Charlie and Matt.

Suzanne Warren, Surprise, Az, 86374

Dear Tony, Stacey and Jay, We are very sorry to hear about Mary Bee’s death. Please receive our deepest condolences. We will make a donation to the American Heart Association in her name.Elena and Jorge

Elena Hernandez-Ron, Sarasota, FL, 34236

Jared, I am sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. My condolences to you and your family. Kim Hugg

Kim Hugg, Elmira, NY, 14901

My sincere condolences to family. Always think of Mary B as a lovely, young woman, smiling and gracious. She will be missed.

Ginny Boyer O’Brien, Champaign, IL, 61820


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