Kay Burke, 65

Kay Delores (Johnson) Burke went home to her heavenly father Sept 9. Kay was born Jan. 16, 1948 in Wabash, to the late Robert and Mae (Wright) Johnson.

Kay graduated from Southwood High School in 1966. She attended Manchester College for four years before moving to Arizona.

She married William "Larry" Burke at Norfolk, Ariz. on May 28, 1977. He preceded her in death, July 13, 2013.

Kay was the office manager for Dr. Simon Abraham before opening her own real estate agency, Burke's Century 21. She was honored with several prestigious awards on the local and state level and was on numerous boards and committees while in the real estate business.

She attended Emmanuel Church in Mountain Home.

Kay enjoyed collecting recipes, reading her Bible and staying in contact with her family in Indiana. She especially loved spending time with her two dogs, Buddy and Patches, who gave her so much love, comfort and joy.

She is survived by two sisters, Roberta Haynes, Marion and Donna (Joe) Schneider, Wabash. Also surviving her are her nephews, Mike Swango, Wabash, Robert Reynolds, Marion, and Paul (Maria) Reynolds, Indianapolis; niece, Mayanne Johnson Marion, Indiana; step-niece, Ericka Cain, Wabash; great-nieces, Jamie Purvis and Cassidy Reynolds both of Marion, Jessica Aust,  Muncie, and Heather Galvan, Little Rock, Ariz. and great-nephews, James Johnson, Anderson, Josh Reynolds, Marion, and Matthew and Michael Swango, Wabash.

She is survived by her close friends, Steven and Victoria Armontrout, Mountain Home and Laverne and Janice Ragain, Oklahoma.

Her stepdaughter, Lari Anne Peters, also preceded her in death.

Arrangements are by Kirby and Family Funeral and Cremation Services.  Visit an online obituary and guestbook at

Posted on 2013 Sep 24