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May 7, 2018 Zelma Mary Burr
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Zelma Mary Burr, age 101, died May 4, 2018, at Lone Tree Care Center after a kind and generous life. Funeral mass was held Monday, May 7, 2018, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in West Liberty. Burial was in the Oak Ridge Cemetery, West Liberty. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.hendersonbarkerfuneralhome.com. Memorials may be made to St. Joseph's Catholic Church or Pioneer Park Care Center.

Zelma was born Sept. 27, 1916, in Riverside, Iowa to Mary Heitzman Schnoebelen and Theodore George Schnoebelen. The eldest of nine children, Zelma attended school at St. Mary’s Catholic School in Riverside. She was united in marriage to Lorren Kenneth Burr on Feb. 2, 1940, and they made their home in rural Johnson County. To them were born five daughters.

Zelma made a loving home while being active civically and in her church. Zelma’s devotion to her family led her to many hours supporting her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren – whether it be in 4-H, sports, music or plays. An accomplished seamstress, she could hand stitch an heirloom quilt, create a prom dress, design Halloween outfits or patch Lorren’s overalls all with ease.

Zelma will be remembered lovingly by her five daughters: Barbara (Larry) Wise, Virginia Miehe, Donna (Jerry) Kaalberg, Phyllis (Michael) Selby and Rhonda (Kevin) Case; four sisters: Delores Kempf, Dorothy Johnson, Frances Self and Anita Mehaffey; seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; along with many nieces and nephews.

Preceding her in death were her husband: Lorren Burr; son-in-law: Douglas Miehe; great-granddaughter: Kylen Miehe; brothers: Alvin, Herb, Verne; and sister: Colletta.

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