Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Martha J. Burnam – Obituary

Martha-Burnam-1441798976Martha J. Burnam, age 80 years, a resident of Vienna, passed away Tuesday afternoon, September 8, 2015, at 4:14 PM at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville.

Martha was born June 28, 1935 in Belknap, Illinois. She was the daughter of J. Ralph & Wilma Rose (Crawford) Huckelberry.

On July 11, 1957, Martha was united in marriage to Charles E. Burnam in Corinth, Mississippi. He preceded her in death on May 8, 1998.

Martha is survived by: her daughter – Vonda Wiley of Vienna; 3 grandchildren – Katie Ashford of Grantsburg, Michael Stewart of Herrin, and Rachel Stewart of Vienna; 4 great grandchildren – William and Wyatt Ashford, Karson Michael Stewart, and Sydnie Renee Kerley; a daughter-in-law – Linda (Larry) Slone of Grantsburg; a brother – Johnny (Janine) Huckelberry of Vienna; a dear and special friend – John Gearing of Vienna; as well as a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and many dear friends.

In addition to her parents and husband, Martha was preceded in death by her son – Terry Burnam; 3 brothers – J.R. Huckelberry, Joe Huckelberry, and Gene Huckelberry; and 2 sisters – Pat Huckelberry and Janice Wright.

Martha was a 1953 graduate of Vienna High School. She was employed for 53 years as a secretary by the Johnson County Farm Bureau.

Martha was a member of the First Baptist Church in Vienna. She enjoyed raising flowers, reading, and listening to gospel music.

A Graveside Service will be conducted Saturday, September 12, 2015, at 1 PM at the Belknap Masonic Cemetery. Dr. Ed Hollis will officiate.

There will be no public visitation. Those attending the service are asked to gather at the cemetery at 12:45 PM Saturday.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1905 or to the American Diabetes Association, 425 South Woods Mill Road, Suite #110, Town and Country, Missouri 63017.

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