Reta C. Burke


Reta C. Burke, 82, of Terre Haute, passed away May 14, 2019. at 1:09 a.m., in Cloverleaf Healthcare, Knightsville, Ind. She was born on May 9, 1937, to Harold Snyder and Eveline Harden Snyder.
Reta is preceded in death by both parents; husband Art Burk; children Steven Staley, Tonya Morris, and Jim Burke; brother-in-law Archie Hogue and sister Cheryl Sortore; and her late husband Bill. She is survived by her children Nick Staley (Vallie), Byron Staley, Adrienne Davies (Dwight), John Burke, and Jill Meyers; sister Jenny Biddle; 18 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren; as well as several nieces and nephews.
Reta was a member of the American Legion Post 104, Voiture 40 and 8 Number 21, and the F.O.P. She was very social and loved being around friends. Reta enjoyed fishing as well as mushroom hunting. She loved to cook and bake for everyone. Reta spent much time sitting out on her swing and tending to her flowers.
Visitation for Reta will be held on Sunday, May 19, at Samaritan Funeral Home, 2425 Wabash Ave., from 1 to 3 p.m., with services starting at 3 p.m. Burial will follow at Mount Pleasant Cemetery. The Rev. Jeff Lee will be officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Terre Haute Humane Society. Online condolences may be left at:
Published on May 16, 2019
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John Burke
May 17, 2019
I am so glad that you married my father because I will always be full of special memories. Rest in peace mom. I love you !
May 17, 2019
May in your sorrow you are able to rejoice in the promise God has made at Acts 24:15 that there is going to be a resurrection of the righteous and unrighteous. Death is not the end, there is so much more to come.