Brenda Joyce Burke


    Brenda Joyce Burke of St. James was born on April 21, 1940 in East St. Louis, Illinois to Elsworth and Marie Rayoum Conley and passed away on Wednesday, November 2, 2022 at the age of 82 years.


    She married Frank Burke Sr. on September 19, 1959 in St. Louis, Missouri.
    Brenda worked at California Manufacturing Coat Company in St. James, Missouri as a seamstress and shop stewardest. She retired from the company with 25 years of service. She enjoyed working crossword puzzles, playing the lottery, and shopping yard sales and antique shops.
    She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Burke Sr.; father, Elsworth Conley; mother, Marie Conley; and one infant brother.
    She is survived by her daughter, Connie and husband Douglas Cahill of Vienna, Missouri; sons, Frank Burke Jr. of St. James, Missouri and Augie and wife Denise Burke of St. James, Missouri; brother, Curtis Keith Coleman; grandchildren, Linda Blair (James) of Rolla, Missouri, Jacob Cahill (Debi) of Jefferson City, Missouri, Otto Burke (Ginny) of Rincon, Georgia, Seriae Wilson (Daniel) of Loris, South Carolina and Nathanial Cahill (Erica) of Holden, Missouri; great grandchildren, Sarah Blair, Connor Cahill, Mckenna Cahill, Lillianna Burke, Colton Burke, Caleb Horn, Chaelin Horn, Elijah Horn, Sawyer Cahill and Easton Cahill; other relatives and friend.
    Visitation was held from 6-8 p.m. on Monday, November 7, 2022 at the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri.
    Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, November 8, 2022 at the Jones Funeral Home with Charles Talley officiating.
    Pallbearers were Jacob Cahill, Nathaniel Cahill, Otto Burke, Brian Talley and Shawn Talley.  Honorary pallbearers were Gary Eaton, Doug Cahill, James Blair and Charles Talley.
    Burial was at the Missouri Veterans Cemetery in Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri.
    Arrangements under the direction of the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri.