William Burke

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DEGRAFF — William Burke, 91, of DeGraff, passed away Monday morning, Jan. 23, 2017, at Green Hills Care Center.

Bill was born in Sidney on Feb. 18, 1925, to the late William J. and Cora M. (Crim) Burke. He married Marian Midlam Burke in 1945 in Clinton, Oklahoma and she died Dec. 8, 1973. Bill married Shirley Hall Burke on Oct. 18, 1975 in DeGraff, and she died on Aug. 14, 2016.

Bill was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Navy. He worked as a tool grinder for 33 years at Rockwell International in Bellefontaine and four years at Boeing in Columbus. Bill was a member of the DeGraff United Methodist Church and the Quincy VFW – Post 3528 where he was Quartermaster for many years. He enjoyed fishing, camping, NASCAR and radio controlled model airplanes and boats.

Bill is survived by daughters, Karen (Terry) Heath, of Quincy, and Karol (Bob) Cummings, of Belle Center; sons, Timothy D. (Kathy) Latimer, of Bellefontaine, Ken (Rita) Latimer, of Tennessee, and Jeffery L. (Valarie) Latimer, of Bellefontaine; 15 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; a sister Eileen Schraedly of Mansfield; two sisters-in-law: Donna Williams of DeGraff and Marge Burch of Jackson Center; and many nieces and nephews.

Friends may call at the Daring & Sanford Funeral Home, 210 W. Hayes St., DeGraff, on Friday, Jan. 27, 2017, from 6 to 8 p.m.

Pastor Michael Mitchell will officiate the funeral on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017, at 10 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Cedar Point Cemetery, Pasco.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Riverside EMS, P.O. Box 2, DeGraff, OH 43318, or to the Logan County Veterans to DC Fund, P.O. Box 516, DeGraff, OH 43318.

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Published in Sidney Daily News from Jan. 24 to Jan. 25, 2017
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