Rebecca Burke

October 27, 1951 - February 17, 2021
Rebecca Burke

Rebecca Burke, age 69, passed at home on Wednesday, February 17, 2021, after a lengthy illness.  The daughter of the late Robert L. and Lenora (Murray) VanFossen, she was born in East Liverpool on October 27, 1951 and lived her entire life here.

A graduate of East Liverpool High School, class of 1969, she had pastored at several area churches throughout her life and attended the Center in Salem, Ohio. Becky was a member of Capitol Hill Prayer Partners and ministered to Legislators in Ohio and Washington, D.C.

Becky started her career in advertising and eventually became an entrepreneur of 3 clothing stores.  Fondly remembered as “Aunt Bec”, she was the founder of Faith Place Children’s Ministry, she was ordained as a Minister through Gospel Crusades. Becky authored Lenten Meditations for several newspapers and wrote articles for Christian magazines. She also taught at Leadership Conferences in Belize and made several mission trips to Mexico, Honduras, the Dominican Republic, China, Guatemala, and Israel.

Being involved in her community was important to Becky, some of her memberships were Past President of the former Calcutta Chamber and was also a member of Salem, East Liverpool, and Steubenville Chambers.  She was also Co-Chair of the Tri-State Economic Development, and was a member of the Rotary, Quota Club, E.L. Ministerial Assoc. , Who’s Who in American Business, and offered a local word to Faith Radio Programs.

She is survived by her husband, Keith H. Burke, whom she married on October 16, 1969, two sons, Keith R. Burke and his wife, Tami, of Ohioville, Pa. and Kevin Burke and his wife, Nikki, of East Liverpool, four grandchildren; Alexus, Hunter, Cody, and Kelsey. One brother, Robert Ray VanFossen of Myrtle Beach, S.C. Two sisters;  Robin Fazakerly of Myrtle Beach and Reta Jo Murphy of Columbus, Ohio.

Services will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday, February 22, 2021 at the Martin Chapel of the Care Funeral and Cremation Specialists with Pastor Tim Ginter officiating.  Burial will follow in the Spring Grove Cemetery.

Friends may call and visit on Sunday, February 21, 2021  from 2:00 to 5:00 PM at the funeral home. Due to COVID- 19, all visitors are required to practice social distancing and to wear masks at all times.

Friends may view this obituary, sign the guest book, or send condolences online at carechapel.com.


Service

Monday, February 22, 2021
11:00 AM

Care Funeral & Cremation Specialists – Martin Chapel - Directions
15872 St. Clair Ave
East Liverpool, OH 43920
3303820600

Visitation

Sunday, February 21, 2021
2:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Care Funeral & Cremation Specialists – Martin Chapel - Directions
15872 St. Clair Ave
East Liverpool, OH 43920
3303820600

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  • February 22, 2021
    Terry A Saling Rose says:
    So sorry for your lose! Becky was a good friend! She taught me how to drive! What a wonderful lady she was!

  • February 20, 2021
    Becky Hutchman says:
    Sending hugs and love to all the family. I got to know Becky most, when I took care of her dad as a home health nurse. It's a beautiful thought of them celebrating together in the presence of our God. But she will be so missed. Sharing time with her painting was always a blessing. Her beautiful creative spirit and her love of life and all people, will leave a loving legacy.

  • February 20, 2021
    Cindy Kountz White says:
    So very sorry for your loss...I can remember you and Becky as neighbors at my dad and mom's...always sweet and caring...you are in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time

  • February 20, 2021
    Moni Lucas Patterson says:
    Becky and I had so many good times together. She was my rock and taught me about Gods grace. Prayers for your family my heart breaks for your loss.

  • February 20, 2021
    Cynthia Coons says:
    I’m so sorry to about Pastor Becky! I thank God for having had the pleasure of meeting her! She was such a blessing to the community and people! May the God of all comfort, comfort you and your family during this time! She will be missed!