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Grace "Artie" Burns

July 30, 1931 June 20, 2018
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Obituary for Grace "Artie" Burns

GRACE “ARTIE” BURNS, 86, of Albany, IL, died Wednesday, June 20, 2018, at Morrison Community Hospital in Morrison, IL.

A memorial service will be 10:30 A.M. Tuesday, June 26, 2018, at Albany United Methodist Church in Albany, IL with Pastor Toni Lucas officiating. A memorial visitation will be held from 4:00 to 7:00 P.M. Monday, June 25, 2018, at the Fulton Chapel of the Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home. Cremation rites have been accorded. Interment will be at Lusk Memorial Cemetery in Albany. A memorial to Albany United Methodist Church has been established.

Artie was born July 30, 1931, in Thomson, IL, to William Fred and Edna A. (Doden) Yates and was raised by her stepfather and mother, John and Edna Hoy. Artie was educated in the Fulton Grade Schools and was a 1949 graduate of Fulton High School in Fulton, IL. She married Harold “Bud” Burns on October 15, 1949, in Albany, IL. He died May 3, 2014. Artie was a cook at Olsen’s Supper Club in Fulton and the American Legion in Albany. She worked as a secretary at Fidelity Life Insurance Company in Fulton. Artie was in business with her husband Bud for 35 years as a bookkeeper and secretary for Burns Heating and Air Conditioning in Albany and Erie, IL. She was a member of the Albany United Methodist Church, held many offices at the church, and was a chairman of the trustees. She was president of the Hanson Kennedy Unit 1079 American Legion Auxiliary. Artie loved to play cards and was a member of a Canasta Club. She enjoyed crocheting and making doilies and afghans for veterans, family, and friends.

Survivors include one daughter, Diane (Leon) Lange of Thomson, IL; two grandchildren, Curt Lange of Plainfield, IL, and Kendra Kirk of Morrison, IL; three great-grandchildren, Tyler and Jacob Lange; Wyatt Kirk; and one half brother, Raymond “Bud” Hoy of Salcha, AK.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her stepfather; her husband, Harold; twin great-grandsons, Waylon and Jesse Kirk; one sister, Donna Cole; two brothers, Everett and Blaine Yates and one half brother, Fay Yates.

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Visitation

Monday

25

Jun

4:00 PM 6/25/2018 4:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 6/25/2018 7:00:00 PM
Bosma-Renkes - Fulton Chapel

1500 10th Avenue
Fulton, IL 61252

Bosma-Renkes - Fulton Chapel
1500 10th Avenue Fulton 61252 IL
United States

Service

Tuesday

26

Jun

10:30 AM 6/26/2018 10:30:00 AM
Albany United Methodist Church

502 1st Avenue
Albany, IL 61230

Albany United Methodist Church
502 1st Avenue Albany 61230 IL
United States
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