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Marcia A. Burke


OTTAWA — Marcia A. Burke, 81, of Ottawa, passed away Monday, April 23, at OSF St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Ottawa.

Memorial Mass will be at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 28, at St. Columba Church with the Rev. David Kipfer officiating. Burial will be in St. Columba Cemetery.

Gladfelter Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements.

Marcia was born July 8, 1961, in Ottawa, the daughter of Everett and Helen (Briel) Baker. She married Donald F. Burke on April 15, 1961, in Ottawa. He passed away Oct. 18, 2008.

She is survived by her daughters, Theresa “Tess” and Suzie Burke, both of Ottawa; three grandchildren, Jordanne and Mara Zuckerman, of Ottawa, and Meagan (Bryon) Besse, of Ottawa; and three great-grandchildren, Kaitlyn, William and Bryson Besse. Marcia leaves two brothers, Paul and Jim Baker, both of Ottawa.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Marcia was a loving mother and grandmother and will be dearly missed. She was a member of St. Columba Church in Ottawa.

Memorial contributions may be made to the family.

To share a memory or light a candle, please visit or Gladfelter Funeral Home on Facebook.

Gladfelter Funeral Home

1601 E. Norris Drive, Ottawa, IL 61350


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