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Norma Faye Burnett

September 3, 1938 — March 5, 2022

Norma Faye Burnett, of Alta Vista, passed away on March 5, 2022, in Council Grove, Kansas at the age of 83. She was born September 3, 1938, near Germany Church outside of Alta Vista, to Merlin and Hilda Houser.  Norma was raised near Alta Vista, until her marriage to Richard Burnett on October 31, 1955. 


Richard and Norma traveled extensively as an Army family with their children, Joel and Tamra, until they returned to make their home in Alta Vista in 1970. Norma worked for the Farmers and Drovers Plaza Bank, until her retirement as the branch manager in 2004.  She was a member of Simpson United Methodist Church in Alta Vista. 


Norma was preceded in death by her parents Merlin and Hilda Houser, sister Twila (Houser) Morgan & husband Joe, and daughter Tamra (Burnett) Lillich. 


She leaves behind her husband Richard Burnett; son Joel Burnett and long-time girlfriend Jody Silva; son-in-law Mike Lillich; granddaughter Amy Nelson;  grandsons Morgan and wife Kathy Lillich, Joshua Lillich, and Nicholas Lillich; and her beloved great-grandchildren. 


Visitation will be held on Monday, March 14, from 5pm to 6:30pm at Sawyer Funeral Home in Council Grove.  A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, March 15 at 11am at Simpson United Methodist Church in Alta Vista, Kansas, followed by lunch in the church basement. A private burial service will be held at a later date. 


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Monday, March 14, 2022

5:00 - 6:30 pm (Central time)

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Tuesday, March 15, 2022

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

Simpson United Methodist Church

518 Logan Street, Alta Vista, KS 66834

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