Shirley Burnite Obituary

Shirley J. Burnite
Shirley Burnite
Shirley J. Burnite

September 15, 1925 - March 7, 2009
Born in Omaha, NE
Resided in Johnston, IA
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Shirley J. Burnite, 83, died on Saturday, March 7th 2009 at Bishop Drumm Care Center, Johnston, Iowa.

Services will be conducted in Our Lady of Peace Chapel at Bishop Drumm Care Center, 5837 Winwood Drive, Johnston, IA, on Monday, March 9, 2009. Visitation will be 8:30-9:30 am with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 am, followed by a reception at Bishop Drumm.

Shirley will be laid to rest beside her parents at Westlawn-Hillcrest Cemetery 5701 Center St, Omaha, Nebraska, at 2:30 pm Monday.

Shirley was born Joan Shirley Burnite on September 15, 1925, in Omaha, NE to Mabel E. (Barclay) and Archie R. Burnite. She spent her youth in Omaha with her parents, whom she cherished and shared many happy memories. She enjoyed 38 years as a resident and family member of the Bishop Drumm Care Center, where she often assisted and lifted the spirits of the staff & residents. A gifted musician, Shirley readily shared her talents by playing the piano and violin during liturgical and social gatherings at Bishop Drumm. She loved dogs, and took special care of Bishop Drumm's former resident dog, the beloved "Boots". As an only child, she especially loved her Barclay and Callan cousins, of whom her recollections were remarkably detailed and precise.

She is survived by her many cousins, who treasured her. The Barclay and Callan families extend heartfelt appreciation to the Sisters of Mercy, and the countless staff members and volunteers of Bishop Drumm for their many years of care and thoughtfulness. Shirley truly considered you part of her family.

Memorial contributions can be made to Bishop Drumm Care Center or the Sisters of Mercy.


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Bishop Drumm
5837 Winwood Drive
Johnston, IA US 50131
Monday, March 9, 2009
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Bishop Drumm
5837 Winwood Drive
Johnston, IA US 50131
Monday, March 9, 2009
9:30 AM
Westlawn-Hillcrest Cemetery
5701 Center St
Omaha, NE US
Monday, March 9, 2009
2:30 PM