JoAnne Marie Burke
1931 - 2020
BURKE, JoAnne Marie (Goranson)

passed away on November 10, 2020 at the age of 89. In 1931, she was born in St. Paul, MN. She received a BA in Economics Education and taught in both MN and CO, where she met her future husband, George Burke. They were married in 1961 and moved to Kimball, NE where they lived until moving to Green Valley, AZ in 1997. JoAnne was very active in the communities where she lived and served others in need throughout her life. She is survived by her children, Jennifer Biggs (Richard) of Tucson AZ; Laurie Tomczyk (Ted) of Lapeer, MI; John Burke of Scottsbluff, NE and Daniel Burke (Linda) of Sidney, NE and her seven grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband. A memorial service will be held at a future date. Arrangements by GREEN VALLEY MORTUARY.

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Published by Arizona Daily Star on Nov. 20, 2020.
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To Joanne’s family,
We’re sorry to learn of Joanne’s passing, and will remember her smile and warm words with fondness. She was a good friend to our father/father-in-law/grandfather Tad Bird, (and a RummiCube player extraordinaire!) We will miss seeing her on our visits to Green Valley, and wish you peace.
The Bird Family
Catherine Harris
November 20, 2020
Jennifer, Our mothers were good friends. I can see them having coffee and enjoying long conversations with each other again. Your mom was a great wife & mother.
Allen Kath
November 20, 2020
To Jennifer and the family of JoAnne Burke- I was sorry to read of your mother's passing. Her smile looks like it lit up a lot of rooms! Please know you are in my heart and prayers as you grieve.
Lee Ann Hamilton
November 20, 2020