Andrew S Burke

April 21, 1932February 2, 2014
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Andrew S. Burke, of Parkville, Missouri passed away Sunday, February 2, 2014. Visitation will be from 5:00-8:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at Chapel Hill-Butler Funeral Home, 701 N. 94th St., KCK. Family will have private services on Thursday, February 6, 2014. In lieu of flowers, the family asks donations be made to the KU Medical Center Oncology Department or a charity of your choice. Andrew was born April 21, 1932 in Rulo, Nebraska to Herbert and Gertrude Burke. He grew up in Rulo and graduated from Rulo High School. Andrew worked for Rival for several years and then took technical courses for A&E Mechanics license. He worked for TWA for 30 years, first as a painter, was a member of the Machinist Union and then was promoted to supervisor of the paint department. Andrew also served his country in the Army during the Korean War from 1952-54, when he was honorably discharged. He married the love of his life, Beverly Ann Barrand in October of 1952. Andrew was a member of the American Legion 40 & 8 group of the Zack Wheat Post 624 in the Lake of the Ozarks. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed boating, camping and traveling. Andy and Bev owned a second home at the Lake of the Ozarks for 15 years and for the last 17 years, have wintered in South Texas. He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, Rozina Forsythe and Carmen Burke, and his brother, Herbert B. Burke, Jr. Andrew is survived by his wife of 61 years, Beverly Burke of the home; his sons, Dr. Andrew B. Burke and his wife Susie of Dallas, Texas and Eric T. Burke and his wife Stephanie of Parkville, MO; three grandchildren, Lisa Mata, Erin Foley and Zachary Andrew Burke; four great-grandchildren, Burke Mata and three triplets, Leila, Kai and Zoe Mata; one sister, Beverly R. Burke and close family friend, Marlene Link; as well as many other relatives and friends. The family wishes to acknowledge the exceptional care Andy received by Dr. Fleming and the nurses and staff of Unit 62, especially Claire. Fond memories and condolences may be left for Andrew at, as arrangements are under the direction of Chapel Hill-Butler, 701 North 94th Street, Kansas City, Kansas.


  • Visitation Wednesday, February 5, 2014

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Theresa Emerson

April 9, 2014

I just this moment received a message that Andy has died. So very sorry. I know I need to pay more attention to Obituaries now but please let me know if I can help in anyway. I also heard that you are moving away. I wish I knew words to say how sorry I am. I will always remember you and Andy riding in the parades on the 4th of July and how kind you always were to our Cara. Love and blessings, Theresa Emerson

Tom Syverson and Sandra Willsie

February 6, 2014

Dear Barry and Susie, our deepest condolences on the loss of your dad. Our thoughts and prayers are with you! Love, Tom and Sandra

Debra Daggett

February 6, 2014

Dear Barry and Suzie,
May the LORD's peace and presence be with you along with deep comfort and certain hope of the good things to come including the promise of seeing your loved one again. Sending our prayers to you and your loved ones during this difficult time. Debra, Jamie and Emily Daggett

Charlene Nielsen

February 5, 2014

Bev and Family, When the Lord calls our loved ones home, he leaves a "gift" of memories in exchange. The TWA Lakers Seniors will miss Andy very much. He was so full of life and active in lots organization and kindness to all he knew. He was our President of the TWA Lakers Senior Chapter for so many years. Many people that I haved talked to remember him fondly of his years at TWA. God Bless! All the members of TWA Lakers and Charlene Nielsen, President.

Valerie Gramlich

February 5, 2014

Dearest Beverly and Family,
We are saddened to hear about Andy's passing. We all have fond memories and were blessed to know him. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Margie Orr, Randy Orr, Valerie Gramich

Lisa & Jim Fariss

February 5, 2014

Bev and family, Jim & I were shocked to hear of Andy's passing. We will dearly miss him. The memories of knowing him, the banter back and forth between him and Jim, Ford vs Gm was always fun! I have special memories of working with Andy & Bev on moving to Thousand Oaks and seeing them enjoying the "hood". I will remember him on his moped or golf cart and heading to our house for a visit. He always had a beer ready. Will drink one for you Andy! You will be missed.

Pat Miner

February 4, 2014

So sorry to hear of Mr. Burke's passing. We are friends of Lisa Mata and her 4 amazing children. May God Wrap His Loving Arms around the whole family and give them comfort, peace and LOVE for God is Love. God Bless all his friends and family and give them safe travels.

Ernie Toigo

February 4, 2014

Andy, was one great superisor and friend. he will be missed.

Abby Yellman

February 4, 2014

So sorry to hear the news of Andy's passing. He was such a great man and adored by my two little girls who loved all the treats and rides on the golf cart. He will be greatly missed, not only by his family, but by his large family of friends and neighbors. Praying for Bev and the entire Burke family.

February 4, 2014

From KC to the Lake to Mercedes TX, Andy had many friends and will be greatly missed. Gene & Justina Sparks ( Kansas city & Pharr TX)