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Jeanne Chapman Burson

Jeanne Yvonne Chapman Burson, born August 14, 1921, peacefully passed away Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017, at Blanchard Valley Hospital. She was born and raised in Carey, Ohio, was a 1939 graduate of Carey High School, attended Kent State University and graduated from Ohio State with a Medical Technology degree. While at Kent State, Jeanne was a member of Theta Sigma Upsilon, Al-pha Xi Delta and a Drum Majorette.
On September 12, 1943, she married Paul Arden Burson, a fellow Carey classmate, and they were both quite proud of their 74 years together. While Paul was stationed overseas with the US Navy, Jeanne lived and worked in California. Upon his completion of duty, they returned to Ohio. In the following years, Jeanne belonged to the Carey Woman’s Club, Jaycee Jays, Eastern Star where she was Worthy Matron, and found time to serve as a Brownie, Girl Scouts and Cub Scouts leader.
During their married life, Jeanne and Paul were blessed to travel extensively and at one time were part owners in a KOA; they spent many wonderful winters in Naples and Fort Myers, Florida. In addition , Jeanne was an avid Ohio State Football fan, attending many home games and when unable to attend would be certain to watch every game on tv. At Christ Lutheran Church Jeanne served on the Church Council and was a member of Mary-Martha.
During her lifetime, Jeanne dedicated herself to her family and her friends. She took great pride in her three children: Jan Marie Kottke (Doug), Paul David (Connie) and Judi Dell Franko (Jim); her six grand-children: Julie Kottke Valenti (Steve), Christopher Douglas Kottke (Mary), Jeffrey David Burson, Christie Ann Burson, Robert Ryan Holmberg and Thomas Paul Holmberg (Katie). Jeanne likewise was thrilled to have and enjoy her three great-grandchildren: Katherine Arden and Steven Michael Valenti and Lana Paul Holmberg. She was affectionately known as “Mimi” to her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Preceding her in death were her parents: Chester and Marie (Gunther) Chapman and stillborn brother, Robert, in addition to her aunts and uncles.
Survivors include her children; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; first cousin, Penny Weekly Carruthers (Joe); and her nephews and nieces: Pam Burson Scott (Andy), Phil Burson (Denise), Penny Burson Rankin and Peggy Burson Mills (Tim) and their children and grandchildren.
Visitation will be held Sunday, Jan. 7, from 2-5 p.m. at Stombaugh Batton Funeral Home in Carey with Service of Life held at Christ Lutheran Church, 116 W. Findlay Street, Carey, on Monday, Jan. 8, at 11 a.m. with visitation the hour preceding service. Graveside service will follow at Spring Grove Cemetery, Carey.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to: Christ Lutheran Church (116 W. Findlay Street, Carey, OH 43316) or Carey Museum & Historical Society (202 W. Findlay Street, Carey, OH 43316).
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