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Pearl A. Burk

Pearl A. Burk (nee Drechler), 97, of Lorain, died Wednesday, August 22, 2007 at the Autumn Aegis Care Center in Lorain following an extended illness. Pearl was born in Lorain on August 16, 1910 and remained a life-long resident of the city.

She was employed as a seamstress for the Goodall’s Clothing Company (predecessor to the Richman Brother Clothiers) in Lorain.

She was an active member of St. John United Church of Christ in Lorain where she was a member of the Alethea Group and the Couples’ Club. She and her late husband also formerly served as church custodians. Pearl was a life member of Queen City Chapter # 66 Order of the Eastern Star, and was a volunteer at the former Lorain Community Hospital. In her spare time she enjoyed participating in activities at the Lorain Senior Center as well as flower gardening, sewing, and crocheting.

She is survived by her daughter, Colleen Knight of Lorain; three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a brother, Paul Drechler of Lorain.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles in 1979; by parents, Paul and Amelia (nee Pries) Drechler; and by a sister, Evelyn who died during her childhood.

Friends may call Friday from 4 to 8 P.M. in the Gluvna-Shimo-Hromada Funeral Chapel, 3224 Broadway Ave., Lorain. Additional visitation will be observed Saturday at St. John United Church of Christ, 715 Reid Ave. from 10:30 A.M. until the time of services at 11:30 A.M. The Rev. Philip E. Kunz, Pastor of the church will officiate. Burial will follow in Ridge Hill Memorial Park, Amherst Township.

The family encourages memorial contributions to St. John United Church of Christ, 715 Reid Ave., Lorain, OH 44052.

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