Archive for Thursday, June 24, 2004

Velma G. Burnam


June 24, 2004

Graveside services for Velma G. Burnam, 94, Lawrence, were Friday, June 18, in Oak Hill Cemetery.
Ms. Burnam died Tuesday, June 15, 2004, at Eudora Nursing Center.
She was born Oct. 21, 1909, in Lawrence, the daughter of Elijah and Mary Jane Murphy Hopper.
Ms. Burnam was a homemaker. She worked as a book mender at a Kansas University library and volunteered for Meals on Wheels for 20 years. She was a member of Worldwide Church of God in Topeka.
A daughter, Joan Reavis, and a grandchild died earlier.
Survivors include two daughters, Rose Marie Mertel, Stilwell, and Janice Hirsh, Independence, Mo.; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
The family suggests memorials to Heart of America Hospice, sent in care of the Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, P.O. Box 1260, Lawrence 66044.
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