Rosa (Rosie) May Crosland Burke, 91 of Tulsa, Oklahoma passed away into the Lords arms on June 10, 2018. She was formally of Marianna, Arkansas and lived ten years in Mountian View, Arkansas.
She was born in Moro, Arkansas to Milo Carley Crosland and Mary Minerva Rogers Crosland, on August 28, 1929.
Rosie is survived by on daughter, Rosemary Burke-Carroll (Mike) of Tulsa, Oklahoma; one granddaughter, Crista Carroll Kiefer (Kirby), of San Jose, California, grandson, Matthew Burke Smith, of Searcy, Arkansas; and a host of nieces, nephews, and many loving friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, of 53 years, James (Jimmy) Winchester Burke, her parents, five brothers, George Carley, James Milo, Harold Ray, Arlie, Emmitt Crosland, two sisters, Vertis Crosland Homewood, Evelyn Crosland Dodd and one niece, Christine Homewood Simmons.
A service will be held on Monday, June 25, 2018 at 10:00 A.M. at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in Marianna, Arkansas, with burial to follow at LaGrange Cemetery, LaGrange, Arkansas.
In Lieu of flowers make donations to one of the following Alzheimer's Association, Parkinson's Disease or Physician's Choice Hospice of Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Rosie was a mother, housewife, saleslady, and factory worker for a while. She loved to garden, the flowers in her yard were her pride and joy. She loved roses and Mothers Day was always a happy one when we would give her another plant. Frogs being her favorite creature she loved seeing them in her garden and also had a collection of all types of frogs. Another love, was that of red birds, with red being her very favorite color! But her other great love for eight years, was for her Boston Terrier dog ''Duchess''!!
She was an excellent seamstress, with her love of sewing she made all sizes of Raggedy Ann and Andy Dolls, along with a variety of stuffed animals and dolls. She prized herself on being able to cook on a wood stove and have everything coming off ready at the same time!