Lucile Burke

Lucile I. Burke, 86, of Iola died Saturday, Aug. 22, 2009, at Allen County Hospital in Iola.
She was born Dec. 16, 1922, in Macon, Ga., the daughter of Randolph Elton and Lillian Myrtle (Gray) Thompson. She grew up in the Macon area.
On Nov. 1, 1941, she married Robert E. Burke in Alabama. After World War II, they made their home in Georgia for five years before moving near Chicago, Ill., where they lived for 25 years. She had worked as a keypunch operator for General Electric.
In 1976, they moved to a home east of Humboldt, where he worked as a plumber. He died Feb. 7, 1991.
She then moved to Iola to make her home. She liked to write poetry and had some of her work published.
She is survived by a son, Charles, and his wife, Shioe, Chiang Mai, Thailand; a sister, Scarlett Gayle, and her husband, Robert, New Caney, Texas; three granddaughters, Priscilla Woliver, Cynthia Haw and Melisa High; a step-grandson, Genzo Nakajima; and seven great-grandchildren.
A sister, Lottie Griffin, died earlier.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Memorial Chapels in Iola.
Graveside services will be at 9 a.m. Thursday in Fort Scott National Cemetery. Chaplain Lloyd W. Houk will officiate. The procession will leave the funeral home by 8 a.m. Thursday.
Memorials to Allen County Animal Rescue Foundation (ACARF) may be left at the funeral home. Online condolences for the family may be left at