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Katherine Burke

September 19, 1928 — May 3, 2022

Katherine Burke, nee Sherlock, 93. Formerly of Farmington Hills, Michigan, She died Tuesday May 3, 2022 in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. She was born September 19, 1928 in San Antonio, Texas to John and Ann Gorman Sherlock. She met the love of her life, Don, at the Irish American Club in Detroit. She raised her family in Farmington Hills. Though devoted to her family, she had many interests which included travel, dance, golf and gardening. She was an exceptional businesswoman who owned and operated multiple enterprises.

Katherine was the beloved wife of the late Donald Burke. Cherished mother of Ann Burke, Delia (Brian) Quinlan, Laura (Donald) Hauser, John (Winifred) Burke, Mary Rita Burke, Thomas (Lori) Burke, Katherine (Kevin) Wietecha, the late Agnes (Larry) Niemi, and Donald Burke. Adored grandmother of Katherine Patricia, Brian, Sarah, Colleen, John, Ryan, Barbara Ann, Katherine Mary, Ann Margaret, Nora, Donald, Maggie, Joseph, James, Delia, Katherine Margaret, John, Thomas, and Katherine Grace. Loving great grandmother of 23. Surviving sisters Margaret, Mary and many nieces and nephews. Katherine is preceded in death by her parents John and Ann Sherlock, husband Donald Burke, daughter, Aggie Niemi, siblings Dominic, Abbie, John, Richard, Hannah and James.

Visitation for Katherine will be Sunday, May 8 from 2 - 7 pm at O'Riley Branson Funeral Service and Crematory at 6107 South East Street, Indianapolis, Indiana. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday , May 9 at 11 am at St. Mark Catholic Church, 535 East Edgewood Avenue, Indianapolis, Indiana. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery.

Her life was a blessing, her memory treasured. She was loved beyond words and will be missed forever.

Memories and condolences for Katherine may be made at www.orileybranson.com

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Sunday, May 8, 2022

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6107 S. East St, Indianapolis, IN 46227

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