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Kathy L. (Burke) Craft

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Kathy L. (Burke) Craft Obituary

Kathy L. (Burke) Craft, 65, of Girard, passed away on Thursday, May 29, 2014, surrounded by her family and friends.

Kathy was born in Erie, on April 17, 1949, a daughter of the late Charles W. and Violet M. (Billings) Burke. She graduated from Girard's Rice Avenue High School in 1967, and later graduated from Jamestown Business College in 1969, as an executive secretary. Kathy began working for Penn-Union Ins. Co. in Erie, and later moved to Miami Beach, Fla. She returned home in 1972 to take care of her mother, and later began working at Girard High School, as a secretary, for 31 years, until she retired in 2010.

Kathy was of the Catholic faith and was a member of the Girard School Board since 2011. She enjoyed cooking, gardening, playing clarinet when she was young, volunteering for probation agencies, assisting inmates at woman's prison in Cambridge Springs, and making jewelry out of beach glass.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Jason "Jake" Craft, on May 9, 2007.

She is survived by her son, Michael Burke and his wife, Helen (Adams); her half-sister, Lois Senyo and her husband Rodney of Girard; her granddaughter, Kathrine Burke, all of Girard; and several cousins, nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to memorial hours on Monday from 4 p.m. until the "Time of Remembrance" at 7 p.m., at the Edder Funeral Home, Inc., 309 Main Street East, Girard.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Anna Shelter, 1555 E. 10th Street, Erie, PA 16511, or to Orphan Angels, 5439 W. Lake Rd., Erie, PA 16505.

To send condolences, visit www.edderfuneralhome.com.

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Published in the Erie Times-News from May 31 to June 1, 2014
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