Christine Lee Burke, 64, of Rossville, passed away at 5:14 p.m. Monday, September 6, 2021, at Carle Hoopeston Regional Health Center.
Chris was born on June 3, 1957, in Danville, the daughter of Herbert A. and Iona Ree (Rife) Smith Jr.
She is survived by one daughter- Jessica (Andy) Atchie of Hoopeston; one son- Billy (Jess) Burke of Hoopeston; eight grandchildren- Jaren (Megan) West, Jadyn West, Tobi West, Alexa Burke, Noah Burke, Michaela Atchie, Mackenzie Atchie and Jackie Atchie; two brothers- Mark Smith and Brian (Jill) Smith both of Rossville; best friend- Marilyn Williams of Rossville; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents and brother- David Smith.
Chris graduated from Rossville Alvin High School, in 1975. She last worked at Joan of Arc, in Hoopeston, as a forklift driver. She enjoyed listening to music, reading, dancing, shopping, and animals, especially her cats she called "The Boys" Moe and Ryder. Chris loved spending time with her family and going to her grandchildren’s sporting and school events.
A Celebration of Christine’s Life will be held at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, September 11, 2021, at Blurton Funeral Home, in Hoopeston, with Harry Walker officiating. Visitation will be from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Saturday, at the funeral home. Cremation rites will be accorded following the services. Memorials may be made to H.A.R.T. 901 W. Main St., Hoopeston, IL 60942. The family has entrusted the Blurton Funeral Home to assist them in honoring Christine’s life. Condolences may be shared with the family on her everlasting memorial page at: www.BlurtonFuneralHomes.com
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