Margie S. Burras

Margie S. Burras, 83, of Kanawha, passed away Saturday, November 12, 2011, at the Rehabilitation Center in Belmond.

Funeral services for Margie Burras will be held on Tuesday, November 15, 2011, at 10:30 AM at St. Olaf Lutheran Church west of Belmond with Pastor James Harbaugh, Jr. officiating.  Burial will be at Norway Township Cemetery south of Kanawha.

Visitation will be held Monday, November 14, 2011, from 5:00-8:00 PM at Ewing Funeral Home, 602 North Main Street, in Clarion, and will continue one hour prior to the services at the church.

Margie Sylvina, the daughter of Severin and Celia (Lund) Anderson, was born January 11, 1928, in Story City, Iowa.  She attended and graduated from Story City schools.  After graduation, Margie worked at as a nurse’s aid at Bethany Manor nursing home in Story City.

On June 8, 1973, Margie married Raymond Burras and the couple made their home on their farm south of Kanawha.  Margie was a member of St. Olaf Lutheran Church and active in the Ladies’ Aid.

Margie was self-taught in hardanger embroidery, and also enjoyed quilting, sewing, and working on numerous crafts.  She was a dedicated wife and mother and one of the happiest moments of her life was a recent trip to Grimes to visit her triplet great-grandchildren.

Margie is survived by her husband Raymond of Kanawha; son Calvin (Joy) Johnson of Storm Lake; granddaughter Jodie (Phil) Lee of Grimes; great-grandchildren: Hannah, Bennett, and Alyssa; step-grandchildren: Nick (Cali) Sorbe and Adam Sorbe, all of Cedar Falls; sister Deloris Johnson of Des Moines; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters: Adline, and Florence, and two brothers: Virgil Anderson and Bervine “Beno” Anderson.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the family’s discretion. 


Date: Monday, November 14, 2011
Time: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Where: Ewing Funeral Home – Former Clarion Location
602 North Main Street, Clarion, Iowa 50525
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Date: Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Time: 10:30 am
Where: St. Olaf Lutheran Church
2211 130th Street, Belmond, Iowa
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