Johanna Burke

Johanna Burke, 68, of Belpre, Ohio, passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by her family, after a brief illness.

She was born in Wheeling, W.Va., a daughter of the late Harry A. and Ruth (Beltz) Patti.

She was currently working at Farmer’s Merchant Bank in Caldwell, Ohio, and had 30 years of experience in banking. She graduated from West Virginia University, enjoyed gardening and was an avid reader.

She is survived by her longtime companion of 30 years, Joseph A. Roby of Marietta, Ohio; two daughters, Laura E. McLain (Stanley) of Parkersburg and Shawne M. Fox (Jeff) of Grafton, W.Va.; a son, David M. Burke of Belpre, Ohio; a sister, Patti Ann Harrison of Bellaire, Ohio; and two brothers, Tom Patti of Ashtabula, Ohio, and John Mark Patti of Morgantown, W.Va.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, David M. Burke in 1982.

Private services will be held at the families convenience.

Leavitt Funeral Home, Belpre, has been entrusted with the arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to Marietta Home Health Services & Hospice, 450 Pike St., Suite I1, Marietta, OH 45750.

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