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A. Marie Burris

A. Marie BurrisA. Marie Burris, age 89, of 5297 Antigua Road S.W., Sherrodsville, (Leavittsville), died suddenly Wednesday evening, Dec. 30, 2009, in the Union Hospital Emergency Room at Dover.

Born April 15, 1920, in Bergholz in Jefferson County, she was the daughter of the late Anson Miles and Eunice F. Howell McCully.

She retired in 1984 from the housekeeping department of Atwood Lake Lodge and Conference Center at Dellroy where she had been employed since 1965.

 On July 17, 1943, she married her husband George Washington Burris in Dellroy.  George preceded her in death on June 11, 2008.  A 1938 graduate of Carrollton High School, Marie was an active and faithful member of the Leavittsville United Methodist Church, and could commonly be seen working at the monthly Leavittsville Breakfast at the church annex.   She was adept at making homemade Christmas gifts of cross-stitch and other materials, which she took great pride in presenting to her family.  In her free time, she took pleasure in working on jigsaw puzzles, gardening and growing flowers around her home, and one of her favorite pastimes was playing Yahtzee.  Marie commonly did repair work around her home and was never afraid to tackle a household project.  Her family was especially proud that Marie earned her first driver's license and began to drive at age 73 when her husband George began to lose his eyesight.  But her most endearing qualities were that she was always very appreciative of anything anyone did for her and she was a loving grandmother and great-grandmother who always treated her grandchildren and great-grandchildren with love and humor. 

She is survived by her four children Jim (Jean) Burris of Oldsmar, FL, Mrs. Richard "Butch" (Betty) Scott of Sherrodsville, Tim (Jo) Burris of Dover, and Mrs. Gary (Barbara) Patten of Lynn, MA; a sister, Elsie Ray of Zanesville; and a sister-in-law, Ruth Burris of Dellroy.  Nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren complete the family.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters and four brothers.

Funeral services were conducted Jan. 5, 2010, in the Leavittsville United Methodist Church with Rev. Carol McCartney officiating.  Interment followed in Leavittsville Cemetery.  The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to the Leavittsville United Methodist Church, P.O. Box #172, Dellroy, 44620.  .  Baxter-Gardner Funeral Home at Sherrodsville was in charge of arrangements.  To leave an online condolence, visit baxtergardner.com.

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