Vickey Starkey Burke

Vickey Starkey Vickey Jo Burke, 61, of Stevensville, Mont., passed away peacefully on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012, at her home.

In lieu of flowers, she requested donations be sent to Missoula Animal Control, 6700 Butler Creek Road, Missoula, MT 59808. A celebration of life service is pending for Vickey in Moline.

She was on born Nov. 13, 1950, in Estherville, Iowa, to Joe and Betty Starkey. Growing up in Moline, Vickey was involved in numerous activities at Moline High School.

On March 13, 1982, she married Tim Burke in Moline. The couple lived there until moving to St. Cloud, Minn., in 1985. In 2003, the family moved to Stevensville, where she operated her own craft business.

She had very successful careers in the paper mill and nursing home industries.

She truly enjoyed the numerous friends she so easily made across the country. She also was the first to step in without being asked if anyone needed a helping hand. She was an incredibly generous soul who always thought of others first.

A loving wife, mother and grandmother, she enjoyed the lakes of Minnesota, the mountains of Montana, the beaches of Florida, raising the dogs, shopping and spending summers with her granddaughter and watching her ride horses.

Survivors include, her husband, Tim, Stevensville; daughter, Christy Skelton, Jacksonville, Fla.; and son, Jon, Stevensville; brother, David Starkey, Moline; and the jewel of her eye, her granddaughter, Sariah.


Obituary from QC Online