(11/19/2009)
A Glenville funeral home is reporting a death related to H1N1/Swine Flu.

Ellyson Mortuary says well-known Gilmer educator Sharon Ann "Sherry" Burke, 44, of Sand Fork has died in Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown following a brief illness caused by H1N1/Swine Flu virus.

Burke obtained her undergraduate degree from Glenville State College and a master's from WVU, and was a special education teacher in Gilmer County for 18 years serving students in both Troy and Sand Fork Elementary Schools.

A memorial tribute will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, at Sand Fork Baptist Church with Preacher Phil Wilson, the Rev. Kenny Fisher and Pastor Bryan Groves officiating.

The family has established a scholarship fund in Sherry's honor. Donations to the scholarship fund may be made to "Sherry Burke Scholarship Fund," P.O. Box 211, Sand Fork, WV 26430.

See complete obituary   Sharon Ann "Sherry" Burke


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