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Mary Elizabeth Burnham

October 4, 1926 July 9, 2016
Mary Elizabeth Burnham
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Obituary for Mary Elizabeth Burnham

Brewster, MN

Mary Elizabeth Roberts Burnham, age 89, was born on October 4, 1926 to Hugh and Gertrude (Swanton) Roberts. She graduated from Worthington High School and then attended Worthington Jr. College. Mary was a nurse’s aide at the Worthington Regional Hospital. Mary and Donald Burnham were married on October 5, 1946 in Sioux Falls, SD. In March of 1947, they settled on their present farm and she has lived there since. Mary served as an Elder, Ladies Aid member, and a release time teacher for many years with her forever friend, Madeline Nauman, at the First Presbyterian Church in Brewster. She was a very loving caring person who has touched many people’s lives. Mary absolutely loved being a grandma and great grandma (GG). She was a devoted grandmother and great grandmother to all her grandchildren. Mary spent many hours reading books and loved the joy of reading and sometimes just could not put a book down till she finished it. She loved football and was an energetic and avid football fan, following the Brewster high school games and her beloved Minnesota Vikings. Mary passed away on Saturday, July 9, 2016, at the Sanford Worthington Medical Center in Worthington, MN.
Mary is survived by her daughter, Sandra (Doug) Busch of Lakefield, MN; her son, Bruce Burnham of Brewster, MN; six grandchildren; eleven great grandchildren, and her sister, Carolyn Johannes of Bristol, TN. She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald; an infant son; her daughter, Susan; her parents, Hugh and Gertrude; her brother, Peter, and twin brother, Raymond.
Memorial services will be held on Friday, July 15, 2016, at 10:00 a.m., at the First Presbyterian Church in Brewster, MN, with Pastor Robert Bartlett officiating. Mary’s past and present friends will serve as honorary bearers. Burial will be in the Hersey Cemetery near Brewster.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, July 14, 2016, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., at the Benson Funeral Home in Worthington, MN.
Benson Funeral Home in Worthington is in charge of the arrangements.

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5:00 PM 7/14/2016 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 7/14/2016 7:00:00 PM
Benson Funeral Home

1225 Ryans Road
Worthington, MN 56187

Benson Funeral Home
1225 Ryans Road Worthington 56187 MN
United States





10:00 AM 7/15/2016 10:00:00 AM
First Presbyterian Church Brewster

322 8th St
Brewster, MN 56119

First Presbyterian Church Brewster
322 8th St Brewster 56119 MN
United States

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Hersey Cemetery Final Resting Place

38203 210th St
Brewster, MN 56119

38203 210th St Brewster 56119 MN
United States

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