W. Dale Burke, age 75, of Monett, Mo., passed from this life on Wednesday, July 25, 2012, following injuries sustained in an automobile accident in Monett.
Dale was born on April 2, 1937 in Vanduser, Mo., the son of William R. and Wilma L. (Batts) Burke. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Monett. He was a retired Associate Circuit Judge and Municipal Judge.
Survivors include his wife, Sharon (Grieb) Burke, of the home; two sons, Capt. James R. (Randy) Burke of Waxahachie, Texas, and David Burke of Lewisville, Texas; two daughters, Lori Welch and fiancÚ, Larry Cantrell, of Monett and Debbie McClelland and husband, Hal, of Springfield, Mo.; one brother, Terry Burke and wife Vicki, of Glenwood Springs, Colo.; one sister, Joy S. Leslie and husband, Rick, of Colorado Springs, Colo.; five grandchildren, Dillon, Eric and Ryan Welch, Erin McClelland and Devin Burke; as well as a host of extended family and friends.
Dale was preceded in death by his parents, William and Wilma Burke; and one granddaughter, Rachel Welch.
Funeral services for Mr. Burke will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 28, 2012 at the First United Methodist Church in Monett. Interment will be in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Monett. Visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m. until service time on Saturday at the church. Memorial contributions can be made to Loaves and Fishes or to First United Methodist Church Building Fund.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Buchanan Funeral Home, Monett, Mo.