Ruth Burke

Obituary of Ruth Burke

Burke, Ruth Reppert., 93, of The Shores at Wesley Manor in Ocean City, was welcomed into heaven on Sunday May 26, 2013. Ruth was surrounded by her loving family and friends. Mom passed peacefully to be reunited with her beloved husband, Ken, her parents, and sister Erma. It gives her family comfort and peace to know that she's with God and back in the loving arms of those who passed before her. Born in Philadelphia, PA to John and Edna Reppert, Ruth lived in Philadelphia, on Hilton Street, for many years prior to moving to Ocean City. Ruth worked for Nabisco as a young adult and was married to Kenneth J. Burke Sr. on November 17, 1951. Ruth was a devoted wife and mother, encouraging her husband every step of the way while he started his own business and raising 2 children. Ruth was a member of St John's Lutheran Church Ocean City. The Shores kept Mom in their loving care for almost 4 years. Her family will always be grateful. Ruth is survived by her loving and devoted daughter Wendy Kern and husband Michael of Egg Harbor Twp, NJ, loving son Kenneth J. Burke Jr. and wife Sharon of Forest Hill, MD, and treasured grandchildren Michael Kern and Brian Burke. Ruth will be remembered for her kind heart, quick wit, and genuine sense of humor. There will be a service to celebrate Ruth's life on Saturday morning, June 1, 2013 at 11 o'clock at The Godfrey Funeral Home, 644 South Shore Road, Palermo, NJ. The visitation will be held at the funeral home from 10 o'clock up to the time of the service. Burial will follow at Veterans' Cemetery in Cape May Court House. Flowers for her service or donations in memory of Ruth may be offered to St. John's Lutheran Church, The Shores at Wesley Manor Fellowship Fund, 2201 Bay Avenue, Ocean City, NJ, or The American Heart Association. Mom is loved and will be missed as a mother, grandmother, and friend. To leave a condolence for the family, please visit


When Saturday, June 1st, 2013, 10:00am - 11:00am Location The Godfrey Funeral Home Of Palermo Address 644 South Shore Road Palermo, NJ 08223- Share on Facebook

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Location Cape May County Veterans Cemetery Address Crest Haven Road Cape May Court House, NJ 08210- Share on Facebook

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When Saturday, June 1st, 2013, 11:00am Location The Godfrey Funeral Home Of Palermo Address 644 South Shore Road Palermo, NJ 08223- Share on Facebook