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Sawyer Funeral Home
Monday March 14th, 2022
5:00pm - 6:30pm

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Simpson United Methodist Church
Tuesday March 15th, 2022

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Norma Faye Burnett

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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A candle was lit in memory of Norma Burnett

Mindy Baker Glessner Mar 24 2022 2:26 PM

It was a joy working with Norma at the Bank. I would kid her from time to time.

Mary Ruhnke Mar 18 2022 11:18 AM

What great photos and a life of joy! Peace and comfort to those who loved Norma.

Carolyn and David Andres Mar 14 2022 11:16 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Norma Burnett

Evelyn Dakken Mar 14 2022 5:25 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Norma Burnett

Berni DeWolfe Mar 12 2022 10:39 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Norma Burnett

Savannah Lillich Mar 10 2022 8:29 AM

Norma was blessed with long life, but even with all those years I know they weren't enough for those who held her so dear to their hearts. To her beloved family, I extend my deepest condolences. May all the fine memories of Norma forever put smiles on your faces. In God's care, she rests. John 5:28,29; Psalms 37:29

Annie Mar 10 2022 1:06 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Norma Burnett

Avery Lee Mar 9 2022 10:02 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Norma Burnett

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A candle was lit in memory of Norma Burnett

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