Ethelyn Thelma Burke

July 30, 1919 - June 18, 2002

07/30/1919 - 06/18/2002

Past Services

Saturday June 22, 2002
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Newport News
12893 Jefferson Avenue
Newport News, VA 23608
757-874-4200 | Directions
Sunday June 23, 2002
Williamsburg Memorial Park
130 King William Drive
Williamsburg, VA
Sunday June 23, 2002
2:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Newport News
12893 Jefferson Avenue
Newport News, VA 23608
757-874-4200 | Directions

Ethelyn T. Burke
VIRGINIA BEACH — Ethelyn Thelma Burke, 82, died June 18, 2002. She was born in Maine, to the late James and Susan Hollis and was a retired store owner. She was the widow of Charles Burke. She attended St. Bede’s Catholic Church in Williamsburg.

She is survived by five children, Teresa Yerman of Livonia, Mich., Charles Burke Jr. and wife, Pamela of Salem, Va., Mary Vollrath and husband, Bob of Virginia Beach, Marie McKenney and husband, Dr. Dew McKenney of Suffolk and Susan Carter and husband, Dean of Simpsonville, S.C.; 13 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; four sisters, Lorraine Kalabokes and Patsy Dooling of Silver Spring, Md., Loretta Gross of Newport News and Lucy Blouir of Lovettsville, Va.; a brother, Dean Hollis of Cocoa, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a daughter, Annalyn Kessler; two granddaughters, Kana Kessler and Andrea Yerman; and a grandson, Bobby Vollrath Jr.

The visitation will be held today from 7 to 9 p.m. at Altmeyer Funeral Home, Newport News. The funeral will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. with burial to follow in Williamsburg Memorial Park.

Donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 6340 Center Drive, Norfolk, VA 23502.

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Margaret Zimmerman
8 years ago

To Mary and family- You know how much your mother meant to me, I thought of her as my own family. She was always so kind to me and my family. I enjoyed all of the times I was able to visit with her, either at your house or mine. I feel honored to have known her for the few years that I did. I feel secure in the knowledge that she is now at peace in heaven. My thoughts are with you during this sad time. Know that I am always here if you need anything.