Mildred Maxine Burris

Mildred Maxine Burris

Mildred Maxine Burris


Mildred Maxine Burris, 97, of Vinton, died Jan. 19, 2023, at the Vinton Lutheran Home. A visitation will be held at 10 a.m., with a Celebration of Life service at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, at the First Christian Church, Vinton, with Pastor Richard Jumper officiating. Inurnment will be at 2:30 p.m. in Westview Cemetery, La Porte City. Van Steenhuyse-Teahen Funeral Home is caring for Mildred and her family.

Mildred was born Feb. 4, 1925, in La Porte City, the daughter of Max Carl and Laura Adel Rundel Schreiber. She attended La Porte City Elementary and graduated from Janesville High School. On March 23, 1946, Mildred was united in marriage with Donald Burris at the Little Brown Church in Nashua. The couple made their home in Vinton and Shellsburg. They later divorced and Mildred returned to Vinton in 1967 until moving to Cedar Rapids in 1995. In 2017 she returned to the Vinton Lutheran Home.

Mildred worked as a dietary aide at Virginia Gay Hospital in Vinton for 20 years, retiring in 1990. Mildred was a member of First Christian Church in Vinton and Marion. Her hobby was genealogy and she worked for many years on the lineage of both sides of her family. She loved nature and enjoyed the outdoors, especially watching and feeding the birds and working in her butterfly garden. She enjoyed her church friends at both church and her apartment complex, but first and foremost, she loved spending time with her children, grandchildren and siblings.

Mildred is survived by two sons, Gregory (Marla) Burris of Center Point and Robert Burris of Manchester; one daughter, Connie McAnally of California; daughter-in-law, Kathy Burris; 15 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Faira Sens; one son, David Burris; three brothers: LaVerne “Sox” and Mike Schreiber and Jesse Love; three sisters: Bernadine Hay, Naomi Gunn and Arleen Schreiber; and son-in-law, Pat McAnally.

The family would like to extend a big thank you to the staff at the Vinton Lutheran Home for the excellent care of Millie and also hospice for their care in her final days.

A memorial fund has been established.

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