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Geraldine Burns

Saturday, February 23, 2008

SIKESTON - Geraldine Burns, 89, died Feb. 22, 2008, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston.

Born May 12, 1918, in Ada, Okla., to the late Walter and Alice Rose Decker, she was a member of the Trinity Gospel Church.

In 1961, she married Dan Burns, who preceded her in death in 1991.

Survivors include: two sons, Walter Whaley of Southaven, Miss., and James Whaley of Morehouse; two daughters, Marcy Dobbs of Sikeston and Mary Evans of Bertrand; one brother, Bob Decker of Van Nuyes, Calif.; one sister, Rachel Shulz of Lake Havasu, Ariz.; and eight grandchildren and 25 great-


Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Sunday at the Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston where services are scheduled for 1 p.m. Monday. The Rev. Larry Davis, pastor of the Trinity Gospel Church, will officiate.

Burial will follow in the Woodlawn Cemetery at Hayti.