Mary Kathleen Burch Sinkovic
Buckley resident Mary Kathleen Burch Sinkovic, 65, died June 20, 2017.
She was born Nov. 22, 1951, in Kennett, Missouri, to the late Thomas G. Burch and Tommy Lee Kennett Burch. She worked as a quality assurance director at Rainier School and was a breast cancer survivor who loved the beach and spending time with her grandchildren.
She is survived by son Lee (Carly) Sinkovic; daughter Teresa (Ben) Kuhns; former husband of 30 years Joey Lee Sinkovic; brothers Tom (Robin) Burch, Steve (Mary) Burch, Joe (Paula) Burch and Phil (Karla) Burch; sisters Teresa (Denny) Beard and Beth (Roger) Cagle; and five grandchildren.
A memorial service is planned for 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday, July 6, at St. Aloysius Catholic Church in Buckley. The family requests that bright colors be worn to honor her memory.
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