|Birth: ||Mar. 3, 1858|
|Death: ||Oct. 3, 1943|
Daughter of John and Alice (née Buckley) O'Brien
Mrs. Alice Burns, 85, died suddenly on Sunday morning, October 3, 1943 at her home in northwest Stuart. Though an elderly woman, she had been in comparatively good health, and her death was attributed to a heart attack. Her daughter, Miss Ellen Burns, who made her home with her mother, was with her at the time of her death. Mrs. Burns had lived in Stuart sixty years, being and early resident of the town. Three children survive: Miss Ellen Burns, Mrs. Alice McKaig, and Dan Burns, all of Stuart, Iowa. Funeral services were held Tuesday morning, October 5, from All Saints Catholic Church with the Reverend E. R. O'Donnell officiating. Interment was at Calvary cemetery. James V. O'Brien and John G. O'Brien, of Omaha; Patrick Kelly, of Des Moines; Richard Lydon, John A. O'Brien, and John P. Lydon of Stuart were casket bearers. An obituary will be published next week.
Alice Catherine Burns, daughter of John and Alice O'Brien, was born in Balingarry, County Limerick, Ireland March 3, 1858. She died at her home in Stuart, Iowa October 3, 1943. As a child of four, she suffered the loss of a loving father. In 1874, at the tender age of sixteen she bade goodbye to her mother and loved ones and crossed the broad Atlantic all alone. She joined her brothers Patrick, Thomas, and John O'Brien, and her sisters Ellen and Johanna (the late Mrs. Richard Lydon) at Rock Island, Illinois.
They had established a home in America, the land of freedom and plenty, where she enjoyed a long life of both. She came to Stuart, Iowa in November, 1880, and was married November 10 to James Burns in the old All Saints church by the Reverend James Foley. They lived in Stuart where her husband was a stationary engineer at the Rock Island shops until 1895, when they established a home on a farm south of Stuart. There they lived until the death of Mr. Burns on April 10, 1910. Mrs. Burns and daughters moved to the home in Stuart December 4, 1916, which she occupied at the time of her death. Her son, Daniel, took over the operation of her farm. Four children blessed this happy union: Daniel, Ellen, and Alice (Mrs. Hugh McKaig) of Stuart; and Regina, who died in infancy. Mary Burns, the late Mrs. William E. Delaney, was given the same loving care as her children. Besides these children, she leaves two sisters to mourn her loss: Sister Mary Alice, of Erie, Pennsylvania; and Mrs. E. J. Kelly, Sr., of Marshall, Missouri.
Requiem High Mass was celebrated at 9:30 a.m. at All Saints Catholic Church by Reverend E. R. O'Donnell, who ably game the traits of her life as an example to her family, relatives and friends. She was a faithful member of the Altar and Rosary Society. She built her home and lived her life on the faith and ideals she brought to America. He main interests centered around her family and home. She also leaves three grandchildren: Sergeant James Burns, of Aberdeen Proving Grounds, Maryland; Ensign Regina Burns, of Quantico, Virginia; and John McKaig, of Stuart; also SK3C Edward Delaney, of San Francisco and wife; Mr. and Mrs. William Halligan, of Bayard; who always knew her as, "Grandma," and a number of nieces and nephews who loved and esteemed, "Aunt Alice." Her final words of parting to her grandchildren when left to join the service was, "God bless you, and may you do your duty wherever you are sent."
A precious one from us has gone A voice we loved is still A place is vacant in our hearts which never can be filled. May she rest in peace. Relatives and friends from out of town attending the funeral were: Sergeant James Burns, of Aberdeen Proving Grounds, Maryland; Mr. and Mrs. William Halligan and Family, of Bayard. Miss Mary Kelly and E. J. Kelly III of Marshall, Missouri; Mrs. Thomas Murphy; Mr. and Mrs. John G. O'Brien, and Daniel O'Brien, Omaha, Nebraska; Mrs. Joseph P. McLaughlin and Mrs. Louis Waldschmidt, Iowa City; Mary Frances Burns of Independence, Iowa; Mr. and Mrs. Pat Kelly and Family and Patsy Kelly, of Des Moines; John A. O'Brien and family, and Mrs. Kenneth Cook, of Casey; Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Daniels and Miss Loretta Wedemeyer, of Adair; Mr. and Mrs. Michael McManus and Family of Creston; Mrs. John Wagner, Sr., Greenfield, Iowa; Mrs. Ray Nixon, Scranton, Iowa; Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Rhody, Mrs. Ambrose and John Cashman; Mr. and Mrs. Jim Lillie and Mrs. Dominick Lillie, Mr. and Mrs. Luke Demody, of Casey. We wish to thank our relatives, friends, and neighbors for the kindness shown us at this time of death of our loved one and for the spiritual and floral offerings. Ellen Burns Mr. and Mrs. Daniel J. Burns, and Family Mr. and Mrs. Hugh McKaig and John Mr. and Mrs. William Halligan, and Family SK3C Edward J. Delaney and Mrs. Edward J. Delaney.
James Patrick Burns (1833 - 1910)*
Daniel James Burns (1885 - 1977)*
Ellen Frances Burns (1887 - 1957)*
Alice Catherine Burns Mckaig (1890 - 1989)*
age 85 ys 7 ms
Stuart (Adair County)
Created by: FLH
Record added: May 30, 2005
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