Marjorie J. Burnett, 90, of Lexington, Nebraska, passed away Monday, February 25, 2013, at Park Avenue Estates in Lexington.
She was born June 30, 1922, in Smithfield, Nebraska, to Charles and Elizabeth (Melosh) Carroll. Marjorie graduated from Lexington High School with the class of 1937. Following graduation she worked for Smith Law Firm in Lexington. On September 19, 1942, she was united in marriage to James Burnett in Austin, Texas. Jim was serving his country in the military at the time of their marriage, and Marjorie would work for the government wherever Jim was stationed. They returned to Lexington in 1945.
Marjorie was an accomplished pianist and organist and played for many area weddings and funerals throughout the years. She was a founding member of the Lexington Christian Women’s Club and past president of Chapter GR PEO. Always active in the First United Methodist Church, Marjorie taught Bible study as well as being on several church committees throughout the years.
The couple loved to travel and attended many conventions for Jim’s work. They visited most of the state capitals as well as many of the Presidential libraries. They had a wonderful circle of friends and enjoyed get-togethers for coffee and Canasta. Many summer days were spent at their Johnson Lake cabin with good memories of being with family and friends. Marjorie’s favorite times were spent with family who was so incredibly important to her.
Survivors include her husband of 70 years; Jim Burnett of Lexington, Nebraska; sons, Dennis (Irene) Burnett of Springfield, Virginia; Terry Burnett of Lexington, Nebraska; David (Sue) Burnett of Danvers, Massachusetts; daughter, Vicki (Loren) Danhauer of Lincoln, Nebraska; sister, Carolyn (Harry) Dorwart of Reedsport, Oregon; sister-in-law, Marilyn Weissner of Green Valley, Arizona; nine grandchildren; Carolyn (Todd) Hudson of Caines, Australia; Christopher (Kristin) Burnett of Durango, Colorado; Corrie Kielty of Lincoln, Nebraska; Erika (Jim) Pearl of Lincoln, Nebraska; Thad Danhauer of Arlington, Texas; Andrea (Rao) Gutta of Omaha, Nebraska; Beth (Shawn) Nault of Somersworth, New Hampshire; Kate Burnett of Danvers, Massachusetts; and, Adam (LeAnne) Burnett of Ipswich, Massachusetts; thirteen great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
Marjorie was preceded in death by her parents; infant daughter, Sandra; two brothers and sisters-in-law; Delbert (Doris) Carroll; Jean (Alice) Carroll; sister and two brothers-in-law; Geraldine (Virgil) Berryman and Dick Weissner, as well as sister-in-law, Harriet Onstott.
Funeral Service will be Saturday, March 2, 2013, at 10:00 a.m. at First United Methodist Church in Lexington with Reverend Doug Smith officiating.
Burial will be in the Greenwood Cemetery at Lexington.
Visitation will be held Friday, March 1, 2013, from 5-7 p.m. at the Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington.
Memorials are suggested to First United Methodist Church.
Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington is in charge of arrangements. Please share online condolences with the family through: reynoldslovefuneralhome.com.