Burke, Elizabeth “Betty”

Elizabeth “Betty” Burke (nee Murrell), age 96 of Elyria, passed away on Monday, October 22, 2018. She was born and raised in the city of Lorain and lived in Elyria since 1973. Betty graduated from Clearview High School in 1940 and the Oberlin School of Commerce. She worked as a stenographer in the Engineering Department at US Steel in Lorain before joining the US Navy in World War II where she also did office work.

Betty liked travelling, beach combing, crafts, dancing and was a true lover of nature. She was very caring and liked helping those in need.

Betty is survived by her brother, David Murrell of Lorain; stepson, Robert Burke (Bonnie) of South Carolina and stepdaughter, Carol Pfeil (George, deceased) of Florida; grandchildren, Brenda Barber (Mike), Ellen Weimer (Phil) and Ben Burke (Jessica); 4 great grandchildren; and good friends, Wanda Hubert, Kathie Daley, and Sarah Toth.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence W. Burke; parents, Albert and Florence Murrell; brother, Richard Murrell and sister, Lillian Murrell.

A private service will be held. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Parkinson Disease Association.

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