Margaret J. Burk

Margaret J. Burk, 84 of Altoona went home to be with the Lord Saturday at her residence.

She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Harry and Mary (Homan) Thompson. Margaret married Blair D. Burk on Aug. 24, 1949.

Margaret is survived by her husband; a son, Blair D. “Bud” Burk Jr (Kay) of Deltona, Fla.; three daughters: Vicki Moyer (William) of Duncansville, Donna Baker (Dave) of Bellwood and Patty Evert (Ben) of Altoona; 14 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; and a son-in-law, Robert Stacey of Beach Creek.

Margaret was preceded in death by a daughter, Ginney Stacey; three brothers; and two sisters.

She was a member of First Church of Christ and enjoyed doing plastic canvas, baking and cooking.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014, at First Church of Christ, 113 Good Shepherd Road, Altoona. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014, at First Church of Christ by Pastor John Collins. Interment will be at Canoe Creek Cemetery.

The family requests that memorial contributions be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN, 38105.

Arrangements are by E. Merrill Smith Funeral Home Inc.