Pauline H. Wicker Burns, 91, of Kennett, died Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2008, at Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center in Kennett.
Born Dec. 18, 1916, in Hornersville, Mo., daughter of the late William Grover and Birdie Lee Rauls Wicker, she was a bookkeeper, she worked with the Democratic Women's Club, Democratic Central Committee, and was a board member for the Sheltered Workshop and Election Commission. She was a member of the St. Cecilia Catholic Church in Kennett.
On Sept. 19, 1934, in Kennett, she married James Russell Burns, who preceded her in death on March 3, 1966. She was also preceded in death by one son, Jack Russell Burns; one brother, G.R. "Bud" Wicker and one sister, Peggy Wicker Crail.
Survivors include one son, James "Sonny" Burns; a daughter-in-law, Sue Burns; two granddaughters, Elizabeth Stephens, of Helena, Ark., and Katie Porterfield, of Kennett and two great-grandchildren, Caroline and Jack Stephens, both of Kennett.
Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., today, Thursday, Set. 4, at the Bradshaw Funeral, Home in Kennett.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, Sept. 5, at the St. Cecilia Catholic Church in Kennett with Father Allan Saunders and the Rev. David S. Vrooman officiating.
Burial will follow in the Oak Ridge Cemetery at Kennett.
Pallbearers are Clyde Franklin, Sharon Hughey, Clay Bullard, Moses Porterfield, Kimborough Stephens and Morris Lambert.
Honorary pallbearers are Jim Bullard, Tom Morgan, Doug Fender, Floyd Payne and Shane Cole.
Memorials may be made to the Jack Burns Memorial Scholarship at the Kennett Public School.