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Updated: 04/05/2014 03:50:27PM

Cathy Duke Burke

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Cathy Duke Burke, 67, of McKinney, Texas, passed away Thursday, April 3, 2014, in Dallas, Texas.

She was born Nov. 20, 1946, in Odessa, Texas, to William Clark and Lora May (nee Bruce) Duke.

Cathy married Robert William Burke Sr., April 30, 1983, in Plano, Texas. She was active in the Ruby Red Hatters in Rotonda West, Fla., and was an avid NASCAR fan. Cathy was a member of Fellowship Church in Englewood, Fla.

She is survived by her husband, Bob Burke of McKinney; brothers, Will (Ruth) Duke Jr. of San Diego, Calif., and Richard (Cindy) Duke of Dallas; sister and best friend, Becky (Mike) Roberts of Midland, Texas; step-children, Kelly (Chris Penzkofer) Burke of Carrollton, Texas, Rob (Sherri) Burkei of McKinney, and Beth (Brian) Allphin of Frisco, Texas; step-grandchildren, Caleb, Addi, Lily, Lucas, Olivia, and Elizabeth; nieces and nephews, Bess Angi, Abbie, Phillip, Duke, Matt, and Stephen; and cousins, Ray Ann, Freda Sue, Lyn, Gail, Lori, Jacque Jean, Douglas, Suzanne, Sandra, and David. Cathy was preceded in death by her parents.

The family will receive friends at a remembrance gathering from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 8, 2014, at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Chapel in Allen, Texas. A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 9, 2014, at the funeral home. To convey condolences or to sign an online registry, please visit

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