Roland Edward (Ron) Burke, 66, passed away Tuesday, July 3, 2007 at his home. Funeral services will be 4:00 PM, Sunday, July 8 at the Amos Family Chapel of Shawnee. Friends may call from 3-4 PM, Sunday at the chapel. Graveside services will be 11:00 AM, Monday July 9 at the Johnson County Memorial Gardens.
Memorial contributions may be sent to the American Diabetes Assoc., Memorial and Honor, PO Box, 1132, Fairfax, VA 22038-1132.
Roland was born Nov. 23, 1940 in Kansas City, KS to Earl and Mildred (Hutchens) Burke. He was a veteran of the US Navy during the Vietnam War. Roland earned a BA degree from National University, Kansas City, MO. He was a police officer for 25 years with the Shawnee Police Department, retiring in 1995. Roland was a member of the Fraternal Order of Police, American Legion and Ham Radio enthusiast WBOUZM.
He is survived by his brother, David Nick Burke of the home and sister, Barbara Shadwick, McFall, MO.
Online condolences my be expressed at www.amosfamily.com (arr. The Amos Family Chapel of Shawnee, 913631-5566).
Published in the Kansas City Star on 7/6/2007.