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Lydia Burns, 79, Kokomo, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017, at her residence in Kokomo. She was born Jan. 22, 1938, to the late Howard and Erma (Slusser) Noll in Vaughnsville, Ohio.
Lydia graduated from high school in Huntertown, and then married Donald Burns on Nov. 19, 1957, in Winterhaven, California. Donald passed away April 26, 1995.
Lydia worked for the Colony Shop, Helene's Hallmark, and Phyllis' Hallmark stores in Kokomo for 25 years, and then worked at the Oak Furniture Store for 10 years. She was an active member at St. Luke's United Methodist Church in Kokomo for 21 years. She enjoyed collecting Precious Moments figurines, and also regularly would bring treats to the firemen at Kokomo Station 3. Her favorite activity was spending time with all of her grandchildren.
Lydia is survived by her son, Daniel Burns; daughter, Lori (John) Landes; brothers, Keith (Becky) Noll and Ricky Noll; sisters, Betty (Charlie) Abbott and Cheri (Bill) Lincoln; grandchildren, Jennifer Burns, Amanda Burns, Zachary Burns, John (Rebekah) Landes, Lisa (Brian) Stutzman, Christopher Glassburn, Ed (Alisha) Glassburn and Schirean Glassburn; 19 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
In addition to her parents and husband, Lydia was preceded in death by a daughter, Debra K. Glassburn, and a brother, Jerry Noll.
A public visitation for Lydia will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27, at St. Luke's United Methodist Church in Kokomo. A funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28 at St. Luke's, with Pastor Mitch Norwood officiating. Lydia will be laid to rest in Sunset Memory Garden Cemetery.
Contributions in Lydia's name may be made to the American Cancer Society. To leave an online condolence, visit www.sunsetmemorygarden.com.
Published on October 25, 2017
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