Alvie Burns 1937-2015


Alva Neill “Alvie” Burns Jr., 77, Mayetta, died Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015, at Stormont-Vail Regional Medical Center.

He was born July 23, 1937, in Topeka, the son of Alva Neill and Ella Mae Wolfe Burns. He gradu­ated from Seaman High School in 1955 and attended Kansas Wesleyan University. He had lived in the Mayetta community since 1972 and previously in Maple Hill.

Mr. Burns served in the Kansas National Guard for six years. He was a letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service for 40 years, retiring in 1995. He was also a stockman and delivered newspapers for the Topeka Capital-Journal for several years.

He was a member of Mayetta United Methodist Church. He also belonged to the York Rite in Topeka and N.A.R.F.E. He was a 50-year member of Mayetta Ma­sonic Lodge 393, a Mayetta O.E.S. member for 49 years and a member of the National Association of Let­ter Carriers Union for more than 50 years.

He married Karen Faye Brenner on June 7, 1959, in Corning. She survives.

Other survivors include two sons, Daniel Burns and wife Nancy, Horton, and Matthew Burns and wife Rhonda, Topeka; two daughters, Rebecca Neely and hus­band Tom and Carol Just and hus­band Allan, all of Topeka; a sister, Marilyn Randel and husband Dean, Topeka; nine grandchildren, Joshua Burns and wife Miriam, Timothy Burns, Helen Stutterheim and hus­band Ross, Amanda Finch and hus­band Erik, Rebecca Warnken and husband Adam, James Burns, Aaron Neely, Cordell Neely and Leanna Just; and three great-grand­children, Raegan, Jocelyn and Autumn Stutterheim.

Funeral services were held Mon­day morning at Mayetta United Methodist Church with burial fol­lowing in Mayetta Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Mayetta United Methodist Church or the charity of the donor’s choice, sent in care of Mercer Fu­neral Home, P.O. Box 270, Holton, KS 66436.

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