Frances Helen Burns, 96, of Vinton, formerly of Marion, passed away on Monday, January 3rd, 2022, at Virginia Gay Nursing Home in Vinton. Due to covid concerns, A celebration of life will be held at a later date. A private graveside service will be held a Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery.
Frances was born on March 14th, 1925, in Stone City, Iowa to Elmer and Mary Helen (Mere) Lathrop. Frances attended school in Stone City and high school at Anamosa. She met her husband Delmar C. Burns during his tour of duty with the United States Navy. They were united in marriage on February 3rd, 1951, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Marion. She was a lifelong member of St. Joseph’s Church in Marion.
She had many interests such as genealogy, sewing, quilting, crocheting, reading, and cooking. Her favorite sport was baseball and enjoyed cheering on the Chicago Cubs. She was a life long member of the American Legion Auxiliary.
Frances is survived by her daughter Delores (David) Svoboda of Guttenberg, IA; son-in-law Dwayne Callahan of Mesa, AZ; five grandchildren Mike (Joyce) Svoboda, Sherry (Phil) Carolan, Kim (Steve) Bell, Patty Callahan, and Michael Callahan; seven great grandchildren Zachary (Amanda), Stephanie (Jake), Jourdan (Colin), Marcus, Tyler (Hanna), Sean, and William (Shukri); ten great great-grandchildren Malachai, Uriah, Zion, Titus, Oriana, George, Hobbes, Murray, Mayson, Mujahid; One sister JoAnn Fetters of Fairfield, IA, along with many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband Delmar, her daughter Darlene Callahan, two great granddaughters Britney Ann Carolan, and Cecilia Marie Bell, a great grandson Michael Callahan Jr, her siblings Alberta Dirks, Betty Wittenberg, Donna Fults, Harold Lathrop, Elmer Lathrop Jr. and Albert “Butch” Lathrop.
Memorials may be directed to the National Organ Transplant Team in Rochester, Minnesota.