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Shirley Leah Burke

September 21, 1936 June 15, 2018
Shirley Leah Burke
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Obituary for Shirley Leah Burke

A private graveside service will take place at Forbes Cemetery.

Shirley L. Burke, 81, of Virginia, died Friday, June 15, 2018 at St. Michael’s Health and Rehabilitation Center in Virginia

Shirley L. Burke, was born September 21, 1936 to Patrick and Leah LaPlant. She was raised and educated in Duluth with the love of her aunt Jenny Laurin. She was a longtime Eveleth and Virginia resident. Her Christian Pentecostal faith was very important to her as she often read her bible daily. Shirley also loved sewing and cleaning.

Shirley is survived by her daughter, Laura (Mark) Thompson of Eveleth, grandson, William (Stacy) Thompson of Gilbert, two great-granddaughters, Alexis and McKenzie Thompson.

She is preceded in death by her parents, aunt and brother Dick LaPlant, and first husband Edwin Jacobson.


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