Winona Burnam

MARSHALL – Winona R. Burnam, 100, of West Union, passed away at 9:50 p.m. Sunday, May 14, 2017, at Burnsides Community Care Center.

A service honoring her life is 10:30 a.m. Thursday, May 18, at Pearce Funeral Home, with Bro. Gene Ellis officiating. Burial is in the Marshall Cemetery. Visitation is from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, May 17, with an Order of the Eastern Star memorial service at 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

Mrs. Burnham was born Sept. 3, 1916, the daughter of the late Albert Kile and Gertie Johnson Kile. She married Orval Eugene Burnam, and he preceded her in death March 28, 1970.

Surviving are her siblings, George Kile of Annapolis, Mary Lou Laird of Marshall, Eliza Nell Arbuckle of Marshall, Henry Kile of Columbus, Ga., Nina Shipman of Lexington, Ky., and Albert Kile Jr. of Danville; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by siblings, William Kile, Wilbur Kile, Bertha Jackson and Bert Kile.

Mrs. Burnam was a member of the O.E.S. for more than 70 years. Most of her time of membership was with O.E.S. Chapter #776 of West Union and later with O.E.S. Chapter #739 of Marshall. During her time, she served in the capacity of Matron in 1952 and, secretary and was a member of the Past Matrons Club. She was formerly a member of the Thursday Afternoon Club, J M Club of which she had served as secretary for many years and the Clark County Republican Women’s Club.

Memorial donations may be made to the maintenance fund of the Marshall Cemetery or the Heritage House at Hutsonville.

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