She was left stone-cold in the middle of the room of her and Sarah's House during the cataclysm. Before the cataclysm had struck Connor and her daughter had been discussing her outside. When Connor discovered her he pledged his life that both her and Sarah would walk their fair land once again. Connor saved her when he reforged the Mask of Eternity.
Widow Burke is a weaver, and her loom can be seen inside of her house.