Mary Frances <I>White</I> Burns

Mary Frances White Burns

Birth
Partridge, Reno County, Kansas, USA
Death 18 Apr 2017 (aged 101)
Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas, USA
Burial Partridge, Reno County, Kansas, USA
Plot North Annex - Lot 108 - Grave #4
Memorial ID 178583079 · View Source
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WICHITA – Mary Frances Burns, 101, died Tuesday, April 18, 2017, in Wichita. She was born July 17, 1915, on the family farm near Partridge, to Clark B. and Annabelle L. (Short) White.

“Mary Fran”, as she was known, graduated as Valedictorian of her class from Partridge High School in 1933 and earned her Master of Education from Wichita State University in 1970, graduating Summa Cum Laude. She taught 6th grade for Hutchinson public schools for 20 years. Mary Fran was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Hutchinson for 57 years, serving in the Dorcas Club, as a Deacon and as an Elder.

On Sept. 30, 1933, she married Calvin A. Burns at Partridge. He died Dec. 7, 1988.

Mary Fran is survived by: son, Clark Burns and wife Nancy of Leawood; daughter, Kay Burns and Art Churchman of Wichita; son-in-law, Nick Lucas of Tulsa, Oklahoma; grandchildren, Leslie Tucker, Kimberly Locklear and husband Jeff, Andy Lucas and wife Angie, Stacy Burns Neel, Laura Crooker and husband Greg, Chris Burns; 13 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by: her parents; son, Scott Burns; daughter, Conny Lucas; sisters, Vivian Tennat and Beverly Brown; and brother, Wilbur “Bud” White.

Funeral service will be 1:30 p.m. Friday, April 21, 2017, at First Presbyterian Church, 201 E. Sherman, Hutchinson, with the Rev. Mark H. Miller officiating. Burial will follow in the Partridge Cemetery. Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday at Elliott Mortuary, Hutchinson. Memorials may be made to The Salvation Army or Partridge Community Church, in care of Elliott Mortuary, 1219 N. Main, Hutchinson, KS 67501.


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  • Created by: Diane Hurst
  • Added: 20 Apr 2017
  • Find a Grave Memorial 178583079
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Mary Frances White Burns (17 Jul 1915–18 Apr 2017), Find a Grave Memorial no. 178583079, citing Partridge Cemetery, Partridge, Reno County, Kansas, USA ; Maintained by Diane Hurst (contributor 48381432) .