Edith M. Burras

Edith Burras, 94, of Kanawha, passed away Friday, January 16, 2015 in Kanawha.

Funeral services for Edith Burras will be held on Saturday, January 24, 2015 at 10:00 AM at Kanawha Lutheran Church, 124 West 4th Street in Kanawha with Pastors Geoffrey and Char White officiating.  Interment will take place at Norway Township Cemetery in rural Kanawha.

Visitation for Edith Burras will be held on Friday, January 23, 2015, from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Ewing Funeral Home, 118 East 2nd Street in Kanawha and will continue one hour prior to services at the church on Saturday.

Edith Muriel Burras was born January 13, 1921 to Tommy O. Johnson and Louise (Johnson) Johnson on the family farm south of Kanawha.  She attended country school and Belmond High School.

Edith took Normal Training in high school.  She taught in country school until she married Duane Amosson on March 1, 1941.  They moved to the Eagle Grove area for three years, followed by a move to a farm south of Kanawha.  Duane passed away on March 6, 1962.  Edith then started working at We 3 Grocery Store in Belmond and eventually moved to Belmond.  She also worked at Winnebago Industries, Belmond Clinic, and Belmond Hospital.

On June 28, 1972, Edith married Carroll Robert Burras.  They farmed south of Kanawha for 26 years, then moved to Kanawha in December of 2000.  Carroll passed away on August 27, 2013.

Edith was a life long member of St. John’s Lutheran Church of rural Kanawha until it closed in 1993.  She then joined Kanawha Lutheran.  She was an active member of WELCA and enjoyed sewing quilts for Lutheran World Relief.

Edith loved spending time and playing cards with the family.

Edith is survived by her children Jim (Susan) Amosson of Waverly, Bette (Sandy) Schenck of Algona, Tom (Jeanne) Amosson of Cedar Rapids, and Carol (Lynn) Landin of Marion; grandchildren Kim Amosson, Kelly Amosson, Christine (Salloum) AbouSaleh, Michelle (David) Hall, Briana Amosson, Nick Amosson, Sarah (Mike) Baker, and Brian Landin; great-granddaughters Isabelle AbouSaleh and Eva AbouSaleh; sisters Ethel Arthur, Ruth Katuin, Frances Swanson; brother Howard Johnson; and numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

Edith is preceded in death by her husbands Duane and Carroll, her parents, sister Leone, and brothers Chet, Lawrence, Cleo, and John.

Edith’s family would like to thank the staff at the Kanawha Community Home for all the wonderful care they provided.  We consider you a part of our extended family.


Date: Friday, January 23, 2015
Time: 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Where: Ewing Funeral Home – Kanawha
118 East 2nd Street, Kanawha, Iowa 50447
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Date: Saturday, January 24, 2015
Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Where: Kanawha Lutheran Church
124 West Fourth Street, Kanawha, Iowa 50447
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