Lorraine Hope Burke



Entered into Rest

December 26, 2023


Friday, December 29, 2023


10:00am - 12:00pm

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Lorraine Hope Burke (nee Roser), much loved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and great-grandmother, died in Cincinnati, Ohio on December 26, 2023 at age 93 after a long and full life. Hope was born to May and Samuel Roser June 10, 1930 in Cincinnati, Ohio. She graduated from Holmes High School in 1949. She and her family survived WWII and the 1937 flood that washed away her childhood home. She married Charles Robert Burke Sr. in 1955. They lived together in Mt. Carmel for 31 years before he predeceased her in 1991. Hope retired from Macys in 1989 after working there for 20 years. But her first and most important occupation was being a devoted mother of three children. She is survived by her son Charles Burke, Jr. (Laurie) and daughters Susan Hope (Bill Ball) and Kelly Frances (Gregg Meineke). She was a cherished grandma to Christine Rafferty, Charles Burke III, Meagan Hope Hawkins and Ashley Murray. She is also survived by 13 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers Sam, Charles, George and Gilbert Roser and sisters Laura Frances Skuse, June Steffens and Fern Dressman and nieces Beverly and Bonnie Skuse. She was wise and fun and full of unconditional love. She was a joy to be around. She really enjoyed the flowers she and her husband planted around their home. She loved to relax in her backyard pool, listen to her favorite music and go to bingo. And when she went out, she liked to look her best, with not a hair out of place. She tried to teach us to enjoy life. She LOVED her family. There will be a "celebration of life" gathering at Allison & Rose Funeral Home at 5645 Taylor Mill Rd, Taylor Mill, KY 41015 on Friday, December 29, 2023 from 10am-noon. There will be a short service at noon followed by the burial at Highland Heights Cemetery.
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