Mary Ann "Toot" Burke

  • Born: August 9, 1953
  • Died: January 15, 2021
  • Location: Owensboro, Kentucky

Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory

900 Old Hartford Road
Owensboro, KY 42303

Tel. (270) 683-1505

Tribute & Message From The Family

Mary Ann "Toot" Burke, 67, of Owensboro, passed away Friday, January 15, 2021 at her home. She was born August 9, 1953, in Chincoteague, VA, to the late LCDR William John Burke and Mary Ann Lindemann Burke. Toot graduated from Owensboro Catholic High School in 1971 and Western Kentucky University in 1975. She worked for AT&T for 30 years as a line man and manager, mostly in Florida, and at Home Depot for 15 years at various positions. Toot loved to travel, especially out west, she was a counselor for the Girl Scouts in her younger years, where she began her love for the outdoors and camping, and enjoyed movie marathons with anyone who was willing to watch many of them in a row.

Toot is survived by her siblings, Mike (Karen) Burke, Joan Burke, Mark Burke, and Matt (Linda) Burke; nieces and nephews, Kate (Ritchie) Dillner, Kristen Keener, Adam (Mandi) Burke, Shirley Ashley, and Matthew James Burke; many great nieces and great-great nieces and nephews; her lifelong friend, Heidi Suhrheinrich, and her godchildren, Emily, Jody and Jeannie.

Care by Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory.

The family will be planning a memorial service for her at a later date.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the Owensboro Humane Society or the Animal Shelter of your choice.

Memories and condolences for the family of Mary Ann "Toot" Burke may be left at

Condolence & Memory Journal

Toot we will miss you so much! You made the shopping experience at HD such a joy and becoming friends was a treasure to us and we will forever be grateful for it!! Your personality was such a light in this world! We love you!

Posted by Mack & Darlene BAILEY - LIVERMORE, KY   January 31, 2021


Joan and Mark, sorry to hear of Mary Ann's passing. When I think of the Burke family I remember the good ole days at Immaculate Church and school. You guys will be in our prayers.

Rick & Isa Ebelhar

Posted by Rick Ebelhar - Owensboro, KY - Friend   January 22, 2021


It is hard to express in words the loss of a true friend. She was one of the sweetest, sincerest, people you would have ever have met in your lifetime. A true friend. She will be missed by everyone that she met....she spread "sunshine" to all she met. She is missed by her friends....

Posted by sarah kiper - Owensboro, KY - Friend   January 21, 2021

So sorry to see this, I only knew her from the Home Depot. I also worked for the phone company and then later I started my own repair company, The Phone Lady. Someone at the Home Depot called her the phone lady and i wanted to know who was going by that name. We became good friends and she helpd me many times to find exactly what I needed. I will miss her great service and warm smile.

Posted by Birdie Davis - Owensboro, KY   January 20, 2021

Toot was a dear counselor for me at Pennyroyal Girl Scout Camp. She was so sweet and kind. I loved her guitar playing around the campfires. Beautiful.

Posted by Jennifer Laine Hines Nunn - Fordsville, KY - Friend   January 20, 2021

Tootie, the world is poorer for your passing. Who can replace your humor, kindness, intelligence, decency, and sheer originality? I wish you had written a book. I will miss you. Carla Pehowski

Posted by Carla Penowski - NYC, NY - Friend   January 19, 2021

So sorry and shocked to see this. Just saw Toot last Thursday at work! Rest In Peace dear friend! Bernard and Mona Payne

Posted by Bernard/Mona Payne - Owensboro, KY - Friend   January 19, 2021

I'll miss you my dear friend. Work is not the same without you. Prayers for your family. Angie and Rick Rice.

Posted by Angie Rice - Philpot, KY - Coworker   January 19, 2021

So sorry for your loss. Mary Ann was a good friend. She will be truly missed. We loved watching movies with her.

Posted by Kimberly and Bruce Janiszewski - Hallandale, FL - Friend   January 18, 2021

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