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Sherry Burke Obituary

Sherry Ann Burke
Sherry Ann Burke

June 17, 1939 - October 10, 2017
Born in Des Moines, Iowa
Resided in San Marcos, Texas


Thomason Funeral Home (San Marcos)
2001 Ranch Road 12
San Marcos, TX US 78666
Friday, October 13, 2017
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Recitation of the Holy Rosary
Thomason Funeral Home (San Marcos)
2001 Ranch Road 12
San Marcos, TX US 78666
Friday, October 13, 2017
7:00 PM
Funeral Service
Thomason Funeral Home (San Marcos)
2001 Ranch Road 12
San Marcos, TX US 78666
Saturday, October 14, 2017
10:00 AM
Sunset Memorial Park
1701 Austin Hwy
San Antonio, TX US 78218
Saturday, October 14, 2017
1:00 PM


Sherry A. Burke, 78, of San Marcos, TX joined her heavenly family on Tuesday, October 10th, 2017. Formerly of Dripping Springs and Corpus Christi, Texas, Sherry was always the happiest when she was with her husband of 39 years, Judge John P. Burke, Jr. Her four sons, Aart, Shane, Jay and Jonathan learned to love and live life to the fullest with her guidance.

Our precious Sherry loved unconditionally all who crossed her path.

In our community Sherry served on the Board of Directors for the Burke Center for Youth and was a foster parent for fifteen children over many years. Besides being a world traveler, she was a successful entrepreneur who owned and operated several businesses including an antique store, a bridal shop, and a flower shop. She was also a Real Estate Agent.

Sherry was pre deceased by her parents, Jim and Virginia Riddle, her sister Gae Lee Spaulding and her grandson, Travis Riddle. She is survived by her husband, Judge John P. Burke, Jr., her four sons, Aart (Laurie) Pot, Shane (Connie) Pot, Jay (Brenda) Burke and Jonathan (Korinna) Burke, eight grandchildren and five great grandchildren, her sisters Sandra DeSosa and Denice (Charles) Pebler, sister in law Rosemary (Charlie) Campise, God daughter Jeanne Arnold, and many nieces and nephews. She leaves behind her loyal companion, Skipper.

Her family will receive friends at Thomason Funeral Home in San Marcos this Friday, October 13, 2017 from 5:00 PM through 9:00 PM, with a Recitation of the Holy Rosary at 7:00 PM. Her funeral service will be held Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 10:00 AM, also at Thomason Funeral Home in San Marcos, prior to interment at Sunset Memorial Park in San Antonio, Texas. Donations can be made in her honor to The Burke Center for Youth, PO Box 40, Driftwood, TX 78619. For more information, call Thomason Funeral Home at (512) 396-2300 or visit to sign the guest book.




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