A. Kathleen (Burk) McMaster, the daughter of Charles Emmett and Alta K. (O’Bannan) Burk, was born November 21, 1924, in Tarkio, Missouri. Kathleen graduated from Tarkio High School in 1941.
On February 28, 1942, Kathleen was united in marriage to Galen McMaster. They made their home in Tarkio and became the parents of two children, Greg and Gayla.
In 1963, the family moved to Rock Island, Illinois, and later to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Following retirement, they moved to Middle Island, New York, to live closer to their daughter, Gayla. Galen passed away November 3, 2002. Kathleen passed away Wednesday, March 6, 2019, at her home in Middle Island at the age of 94.
Kathleen loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She also enjoyed playing bridge, dancing, and knitting. She loved all the holidays, with Christmas bringing her the most joy.
Kathleen was preceded in death by her parents and husband. Survivors include son, Greg McMaster and his wife, Kathy, Tulsa, Oklahoma; daughter, Gayla D’Andrea and her husband, Albert, Centereach, New York; grandchildren, David McMaster, Kristel Ferris and Janna Iuliucci; and great-grandchildren, Braden McMaster, Allie McMaster, Kendalle Ferris and Madelyn Iuliucci.
A graveside service and interment was held Sunday, March 10, 2019, at Home Cemetery, Tarkio. Pastor Julie Sanders officiated. Services were under the direction of Davis Funeral Home, Tarkio. Memorials may be directed to Home Cemetery, Tarkio. Online condolences may be left at www.minterfuneralchapels.com.