Geraldine L. Burkey, 90, of Granite City, Ill., born Oct. 6, 1925, in Venice, Ill., passed away at 7:40 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, at St. Joseph Health Center in St. Charles, Mo.
Mrs. Burkey was a beautician with over 60 years of dedicated service to the community. She loved her days of cooking, sewing and crocheting and will be remembered for the love and special times shared with her family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Chester T. Burkey, whom she married on Oct. 5, 1946, in Granite City, and who died Jan. 4, 2012; her parents, Truman and Dortha, nee Boushard, Hord; and a grandson, Anthony Todd Burkey.
Surviving are by two sons and daughters-in-law, Keith and Diana Burkey of Granite City and Richard and Vickey Burkey of St. Charles, Mo.; a brother, Truman E. Hord of Granite City; four grandchildren, Aaron Burkey, Eric (Whitney) Burkey, Chris Martinez and Tony Martinez; five great-grandchildren, Jessica, Matthew, Landon, Peyton and Madilyn Burkey; a great-great-grandchild, Ryleigh; and other extended family and friends.
Memorials may be made to the
and may be accepted at the funeral home. www.irwinchapel.com
Visitation: In celebration of her life, visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016, at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, Ill.
Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 29, 2016, at the funeral home with Rev. Charles West officiating. Burial will be at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates, Glen Carbon, Ill.
IRWIN CHAPEL, Granite City, Ill.
Published in Belleville News-Democrat on Feb. 21, 2016