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[February 27, 2007]
Iona D. Burwell, 94, of Lincoln died
Monday, Feb. 26, 2007, at 12:05 p.m. at the Christian Village.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at
Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln, and there will be
an Eastern Star service at 6:45 p.m. Her funeral will be at 10 a.m.
Saturday at the funeral home, with David Stamerjohn officiating.
Burial will be in Harmony Cemetery, Beason.
Burwell was a registered nurse. She worked at
Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital for many years
before she retired and also did private duty
She was born Feb. 21, 1913, in Secor to Earl and
Freida Miller Dixon. She married Kenneth D. Burwell
on Jan. 21, 1934, in LeRoy. He preceded her in death
on Jan. 5, 1996.
She is survived by one son, Gene (and Karen)
Burwell of Lincoln; one daughter, Elaine (and
Philip) Butler of Beason; eight grandchildren; 21
great-grandchildren; and six
She was also preceded in death by one sister and
She was a member of Beason United Methodist
Church, United Methodist Women, Eastern Star Order
351, Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital Auxiliary,
Rural Letter Carriers, American Red Cross, Daughters
of the Nile and Order of White Shrine.
She received her degree in nursing from St. Joseph
School of Nursing in Bloomington.
Memorials may be made to Lincoln Masonic Temple
or Beason United Methodist Church.
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