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Mary Margaret Burke, 65, of Richardson, TX passed on July 20, 2012 at home and in the loving presence of family after a long brave battle with cancer. She was born on April 2, 1947 in Dayton, Kentucky and was raised in Fort Thomas, KY, the daughter of Paul Martin and Margaret Julia Burke. MM, Margie graduated high school from Villa Madonna Academy in Villa Hills, KY and attended college at Thomas More College. A successful career as a flight attendant for American Airlines led to her role as an instructor for American in Dallas, TX where she met her husband of 41 years, Jerry Taylor. She raised her three children while coaching various sports and volunteering at St. Mark's Catholic Church in Plano, TX. Afterwards, she served as Executive Director of Plano Sports Authority for 18 years with her husband by her side and oversaw a remarkable expansion of youth sports in the community. She was a committed Rotarian before enjoying retirement and she spent her final days with family. Mary Margaret is survived by husband, Jerry Lee Taylor; son, Burke and wife, Kristin; son, Brian and wife, Amy; daughter, Leigh; grandchildren, Whitley and Nolan; brother-in-law, Charlie Perry; sister, Patty and Gerry Rohrer; brother, Paul Burke and Rosalie Goodsell and sister, Elaine and Don Smith. Preceded in death by parents, Paul and Margaret Burke and sister, Maureen Perry. In lieu of flowers please send donations to Villa Madonna Academy, 2500 Amsterdam Rd, Villa Hills, KY, 41017, in honor of alumni Mary Margaret Burke Taylor. Funeral services will be held at St. Mark's Catholic Church, Plano, TX, Friday, July 27, 11:00am. Ted Dickey Funeral Home, Plano, TX, has been entrusted with the arrangements. To send condolences or share a fond memory, visit www.teddickeyfuneral.com.
Published in the Kentucky Enquirer on July 23, 2012