Monday, February 23, 2009

Obituary: Hazel Burns

Ad-Express and Daily Iowegian - 2 August 1985
  Hazel Burns, age 79, died Wednesday afternoon at the Golden Age Care Center, Centerville.
  She was born April 2, 1906 at Monroe County the daughter of Jesse and Eldora McCrory Funkhouser.  She was married to Charles V. Burns in 1943 in Unionville, Missouri.  She had been a cook at the old St. Joseph Mercy hospital and at one time been active in the 18-80 Club.
  She is survived by five children, Mrs. Delora (Rolland) Herrald of Numa, Ted G. Knapp of Ft. Worth, Texas, Mrs. Shirley (Bill) Downs of Gransberry, Texas, James R. Knapp of Roscoe, Illinois, and Mrs. Dorothy (Verlin) Richardson of Moravia, 17 grandchildren, 32 great grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her husband in 1973, a son Frank in 1951, a grandson John, her parents, a brother and a sister.
  Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday afternoon at the Miller-Wehrle Funeral Home with Pastor Gerald Campbell officiating.  Interment was in the Jerome Cemetery.  A memorial has been established to the Golden Age Care Center and may be left at the Funeral Home.  
Social Security Death Index
  The SSDI gives her birth date as 2 April 1906, her death date as July 1985, and her last residence as Centerville, Appanoose, Iowa 51544.  Her SSN was issued in Iowa before 1951.

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