Mary Ann Burke

December 5, 1930 - September 16, 2012

12/05/1930 - 09/16/2012

BURKE, Mary Ann, 81, of Wheeling, W.Va., died, Sunday, September 16, 2012, in Wheeling Hospital.
She was born December 5, 1930, in Wheeling, a daughter of the late Joseph and Emma Klug Weiskircher.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Walter V. Burke, a son, Patrick M. Burke, and a brother, Robert Weiskircher.
Mrs. Burke was a registered nurse at Wheeling Hospital and then became the night nurse-supervisor at the Good Shepherd Nursing Home. She was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Wheeling and the Rosary Altar Society at Our Lady of Seven Dolors Catholic Church, Triadelphia, W.Va. She was also a member of the Wheeling Hospital Nursing School Alumni, a volunteer at Wheeling Hospital and a volunteer at the Catholic Charities Neighborhood Center, 18th Street, Wheeling.
Surviving are 2 sons; Thomas J. Cynthia Burke, John D. Cheryl Burke of Wheeling, 3 daughters; Nancy Gary King, of Wheeling, Kathryn Frank Bliske of Canfield, Oh. and Bridget Grant Stocking of Madison, Ala., a daughter-in-law, Nancy Bentz Burke of Wheeling, a brother, Thomas Barbara Weiskircher of Scott Depot, W.Va., 2 sisters Clara Rose Carnahan of Glen Dale, W.Va. and Sister Alicia Marie Weiskircher, C.S.J. of Wheeling, 15 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received 2-4 and 6-8 pm Tuesday, September 18, 2012 at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, Elm Grove Chapel, 154 Kruger Street, Wheeling, where a Vigil Service will be held at 7:45 pm.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 am Wednesday, September 19, 2012 at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Wheeling, with Rev Gary Naegele as celebrant. Interment will follow in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Wheeling.
Memorial contributions may be made to Catholic Charities Neighborhood Center, 18th Street, Wheeling.
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Steve Pappa
7 years ago

All the best to you both and your families during your time of need. Your lifelong memories will help to carry you thru the difficult times and will provide comfort into the future.

Gwen Ewing
7 years ago

Bridget, sorry to hear of your loss.

Your Mom was such a nice lady and always welcomed your friends into her house…and fed us too! My prayers to your family.

Terri Molnar
7 years ago

Dear Nancy and family…I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother…our prayers and thoughts are with you…

Holly Woods
7 years ago

I am so sorry for your loss. Mary Ann was a wonderful person. Not only have I been acquainted with her through the Carnahan family, but I also saw her wonderful work and devotion to the students at Elm Grove Elementary when she was a Reading Volunteer. She has left quite an imprint on so many lives. My prayers and thoughts are with you all.

Brenda Wensyel
7 years ago


So sorry to read of your mother’s passing. Even though I don’t get to see you at Watson anymore, I enjoyed sharing our Wheeling memories. May time, prayers, and the love of family and friends ease your pain.

Mary Ann Siebieda
7 years ago

My merories,prayers and thoughts are with all of you.Especially Roe,Tom and Sr. Pat. Marianne always encouraged me in my quest for my RN.

She was a great example in many ways. If Myron feels better,I’ll try to see you this evening. God’s Love

Bro. Francis Klug, FMS
7 years ago

My prayers and those of my community are for Mary Ann and her family. May the Lord receive her in His loving arms and grant His consolation to all her loved ones.

Dennis R. Albaugh
7 years ago

My sincere condolences to the entire Burke family. Sincerely, Denny Albaugh

Janine & Gene South
7 years ago

Nancy, Gary & Family, We were so sorry to hear about Mary Ann our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Ann Chewning
7 years ago

Nick and family,

I am so sorry to hear of your grandmother’s passing. My heartfelt condolences for the entire Burke family.

Charles Westfall & Family
7 years ago

Our condolences to the Burke family.

Brian, Maureen, Liam, Bridget, & Rowan South
7 years ago

Our deepest sympathies to you all. Aunt Mary Ann will be missed. We will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers

Tessie Bonenberger Jewett
7 years ago

Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.

Don & Tessie

Gary Huch
7 years ago

Sending prayers and comfort your way.

Kerri & Kareem Hadeed
7 years ago

To my Cousins:

Your dad searched our heritage. Your mom understood how important our Burke family is & created the directory so we knew how to find any one of our tribe. Your dad showed us where we came from & your mom worked to keep us close. Her cards at my birthday, my kids’ birthdays & Kareem’s birthday have meant so incredibly much to me and the fact that she did that for each & everyone of us is astounding. When I was home & ran into her, I was always excited by her hug & smile. She has always been so special to me & our family. Uncle Walt knew what he was doing when he married Aunt Mary Ann!

More than any of that is her greatest legacy – each of you. You are all the best of her & Uncle Walt. It is their kindness, big hearts and warm smiles that live on in each of you.

I truly will miss your mom so much & this is one of those times when I wish I didn’t live so far away. I want to be there so badly to say good-bye & to honor your mom. I am there in my heart & so saddened by her passing. I will miss her.

My heart, thoughts & prayers are with you all.


Kerri Burke Hadeed & Family

Joyce Carnahan Kovalchik
7 years ago

To the Burke Family,

I wish I could be there in person to give you my deepest sympathy. I had the distinct pleasure of getting to know Mary Ann when she was my patient in the hospital. No matter how bad she felt, she always had a smile and an “old nurse story” to share, and I wish I had known her years ago… I’m sure she was an incredible influence on everyones life she touched. In my 30 year career as a nurse, there are “Special Patients” that I will never forget, and that hopefully helped make me a better nurse. Mary Ann was one of those special patients. Your family’s love was so very evident in the wonderful attention you gave her. God has surely called home one of his Angels.

Leonard Carnevale
7 years ago

Tom & Cindy and all of the Burke Family,

Wish we could be there to give you a hug to comfort you on your loss. The funeral mass and burial must have been such a comfort today.

Len, Mary, Nathan and Amy Carnevale

beth tillman
7 years ago

Tom Cindy and family

Sorry to hear about the loss of your mother.We will keep you in are thoughts and prayers.

Bob and Beth Tillman and family

Brian & Deb Huch
7 years ago

We are so sorry to hear of Mary Ann’s passing. She was a wonderful woman and a great friend to my mother, Joan. She was also my Godmother and we shared the same birthday. Our deepest sympathy to the Burke family and friends.

Elaine Coleman
7 years ago

We are very sorry for your loss. We wish we could be there.

Much Love,

Elaine Coleman and Family