JoAnn Mary Joosten Burke

Born: Mon., Apr. 13, 1942
Died: Thu., Jan. 25, 2007

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JoAnn Mary Joosten Burke, age 64, of Greensboro, Georgia, died on Thursday, January 25, 2007 at her home. JoAnn was born on April 13, 1942, in Outagamie County, Wisconsin the daughter of Frances Vandenberg Joosten and the late Walter Arnold Joosten. She graduated from St. John''s High School in Little Chute, WI and took dental assistant courses at Marquette University. She was a member of Christ Our King and Savior Catholic Church in Greensboro. She was a homemaker and had lived in Greensboro since March of 2005.

In addition to her mother, Frances V. Joosten Behnke of Appleton, WI, she is survived by her husband, James L. "Jim" Burke of Greensboro, GA; a daughter, Kelly Ann Burke of Minneapolis, MN; a son, Robert Keith Burke of Virginia Beach, VA; and a host of other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Walter Joosten.

A Funeral Mass will be held on Monday, January 29, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. at Christ Our King & Savior Catholic Church in Greensboro, GA with Father G. Philip Ryan officiating. The family will receive friends after the service in the Sacred Heart Social Hall. The family requests that any memorials be made to the American Cancer Society, 1684 Barnett Shoals Road, Athens, GA 30605. . McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at to sign the online guest register.

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Irene Nelson/Tiger Point Ladies Golf Ass.
   Posted Sun January 28, 2007
We are so sorry to hear about Joann. We know she suffered a lot and know she is at peace now. She was a wonderful fun loving person and we all loved her very much. God Bless her family.

Brooks and Peggy Hollenbeck
   Posted Sun January 28, 2007
You are in our prayers and have our love.

Ben and Debbie Slater
   Posted Sun January 28, 2007
Jim and family you are in our prayers and we will miss Joann's beautiful smile.

Jack & Carol Bisceglio
   Posted Mon January 29, 2007
Our sympathy goes out to all the loved ones of JoAnn. We were your neighbors on Harbor Lane and I have played golf many times with JoAnn. We remember her as a fun and bubbly gal. We know that you will truly miss her.

Mike and Phyllis Kulig
   Posted Mon January 29, 2007
Dear Jim, Kelly, Rob and Fran: We are so sorry to hear of JoAnn s passing. We were happy to have known her and miss her greatly. JoAnn was a great friend, good mother and loyal wife and loving daughter. This speaks greatly to the fine person she was. She was really proud of her Kelly and Rob and I know she'll keep an eye on them wishing them the best forever. Jim and Fran I am so sorry and hope your hearts will be lightened with happy memories in time. Love Mike and Phyllis

Gordon & Donna King
   Posted Mon January 29, 2007
We were so sorry to read about JoAnn's death. She was a great friend and golfing buddy when she lived in Dublin. Our hearts go out to all the family - she was a wonderful lady. Our prayers are with you. Love; Gordon and Donna King

Bill & Kaye Nelson
   Posted Mon January 29, 2007
Jim, We have wonderful memories of the fun times with JoAnn as newcomers in Claremont. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Kay Scheuer
   Posted Tue January 30, 2007
Jim Please accept my deepest condolences. JoAnn was my cousin and I loved her dearly. I have a lot of good memories of our childhood which make me laugh when I think of her. I am sure you also have a lot of good memories.

Loretta and Ted Gibbens
   Posted Sun February 04, 2007
Dear Jim and family, So sorry to hear about Joan. Kaye and Sherry sent us the sad word, and Ted and I wanted you to know that we are thinking of you. Our Newcomers Group in Claremont had so much fun together. I'll always think of you and Joan as good friends. With Sympathy, Ted and Loretta Gibbens