|Birth: ||Sep. 1, 1900|
|Death: ||Nov. 21, 1970|
Funeral services were held Thursday, November 24 for Miss Emily Burns, widely known labor leader and former executive board member of the Office and Professional Employees International Union. Miss Burns died November 21 after an illness of about a year.
Active in labor throughout her life, Miss Burns helped organize the International Labers' Garment Workers' first local union in Kansas City, and served as its secretary for Moving Picture Machine Operations Local 170.
She served as recording secretary of the Greater Kansas City, Mo. Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO, and was very active in the Women's Union Label League. She was a member of OEIU Local 320.
Miss Burns is survived by a sister Mrs. Marion B. Deuser, of the home, 802 E. 47th St. Mrs. Deuser's husband, the late Edward G. Deuser, was secretary-treasurer of Bakery Workers Local 218. Services were at McGiliey's Midtown chapel and burial was in Forest Hill cemetery.
Arthur Lee Burns (1863 - 1937)
Frankie Welsh Burns (1869 - 1911)
Marion Burns Deuser (1899 - 1994)*
Mary Emily Burns (1900 - 1970)
Arthur Merrill Burns (1906 - 1922)*
Forest Hill Cemetery
Created by: Scott A. Lee
Record added: Sep 30, 2011
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