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Obituaries

September 25, 2013

Philip Burke

Philip Andrew Burke, 40, of Carbondale, died on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013, at the Indiana University Health Hospital in Indianapolis. Philip had Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis (PSC).

Philip was born on April 30, 1973, in Mt. Vernon, to Sandra (Young) and Thomas Burke.

He graduated from Mt. Vernon Township High School in 1991, and married Jennifer Sheets on July 4, 1994, in Cobden. Philip went on to earn a Bachelor of Arts, Psychology in 1995, Master of Music, Opera and Music Theater in 1998, Master of Arts, Clinical Psychology in 2002, and a Doctor of Philosophy, Clinical Psychology in 2005.

Philip was a licensed psychologist and operated Burke Behavioral Health before taking a faculty position at Southern Illinois University Carbondale where he had the opportunity to teach, practice psychology and conduct research. Philip was also co-choir director with his wife at the First Presbyterian Church of Cobden, had for many years been involved with the Christian Education Committee for the youth in the church and was involved in the addition of a new fellowship hall for the church.

In addition, Philip was named Volunteer of the Year for 2013 for PSC Partners Seeking a Cure and was very involved in managing the Facebook site. He also created and established the non-profit organization titled More Than Illness.

He is survived by his wife, Jennifer; two sons, Leslie and Andrew; daughter, Rachel; mother, Sandra of Mt. Vernon; stepmother, Elaine of Imperial, Mo.; brother, Jeremy (Andrea) of Milton Mills, N.H., and their children, Eliana, Makenna, Zane and Galen; brother, Eric (Jennifer) of O’Fallon, Mo., and their children, Aidan and Tanner; Eric’s daughter, Brittany Jackson of Mt. Vernon and her children, Izak and Lailah; brother, Christopher (Candice) of O’Fallon, Mo.; father-in-law, Leslie Sheets (Millie Jackson) of Bowling Green, Mo.; sister-in-law, Cynthia Sheets (Mark Eaton) of San Jose, Calif.; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

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