Burke, Mary Ruth Havens

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Mary Ruth Havens Burke, 67, of Newbern, passed away Friday, February 17, 2006 at New River Valley Medical Center. Born July 3, 1938 in Wythe County, Virginia, she was the daughter of the late John Mark Havens and Mary Bell Cameron Havens. She was also preceded in death by two sons, Mancel “Mike” Lee Burke, Jr. and Terry Lynn Burke.

Surviving are her husband, Mancel Lee Burke, Newbern; daughters, Barbara Woollums and husband, Frank of Christiansburg, Carolyn St Clair of Floyd, Brenda Ratciffe and husband, Preston of Pulaski; son, Curtis Burke of Christiansburg, Michael “Mickey” Thomas of Dublin, Phillip Burke of Pulaski; twelve grandchildren, Kayla, Amanda and Jeffrey, Cory, Michael, James Lee, Markie, Marissa, Kandy, Hunter, Garrison and Brady; three great-grandchildren Brandon, Cameron and Kobie; sister, Shirley Harrison of Pulaski; brother, Frank Havens of Roanoke.

The family will receive friends Monday evening from 5 to 7 p.m. at Bower Funeral Chapel, Pulaski. A private Memorial service for the immediate family will follow with Pastor Monroe Hedrick officiating.

Bower Funeral Chapel, Pulaski is handling the arrangements for the family.