Eileen Burkey, Charles Laundry retiree, cat lover, enjoyed going to Green Dragon

By on June 15, 2016

Eileen Burkey, of Denver, passed away at her residence on Monday, June 6, 2016.

Born in Landisville, she was the daughter of the late Paul F. and Miriam Summy Drescher. She was married to the late Harry Burkey.

Eileen had worked for 30 years at Charles Laundry until her retirement in 2010. She had also cleaned at many nursing home facilities in years past.

She loved going to yard sales, going out to eat, word search puzzles, watching movies, reading her paper daily, and going to Green Dragon and Central Market. She loved her cats: Olivia, her best friend for the past 17 years; fat cat, Tabby; and her grand-dog, Stella. She was very giving to the Lancaster ORCA and Humane League. Her greatest accomplishment was her family and she enjoyed spending time with them.

Eileen is survived by her sons: David, married to Kelly Burkey, of Enola; and James, married to Esther Burkey, with whom she lived in Denver; her six grandchildren: David, Kyle, Brian, Jim, Michelle, and Kevin Jr.; two great-grandchildren: Ethan and Kevin III; her brother: Harold, married to Judy Drescher, of New Holland; and her sisters: Gladys Casakoff of Kew Gardens, N.Y.; and Ruth Grant of Lititz.

She was preceded in death by her son: Kevin; her granddaughter: Christine Garman; her great-grand-daughter: Hannah Garman; and her brother: Kenneth Drescher.

Services were held June 10 at Charles F. Snyder Jr Funeral Home and Crematory, Lititz. Interment was private.

To place a condolence online, visit SnyderFuneralHome.com. Charles F. Snyder Jr. Funeral Home and Crematory, Lititz, handled the arrangements.

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