KEARNEY — Elaine B. Burr, 95, of Gibbon died Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019, at the Central Nebraska Veterans’ Home in Kearney.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Faith United Church in Gibbon with the Rev. Ryan Findley officiating. Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery in Gibbon.

Visitation will be 4-6 p.m. Sunday at the church.

Horner Lieske McBride & Kuhl Funeral and Cremation Services is in charge of arrangements.


Elaine was born May 27, 1924, to Roland and Mayme (Anderson) Rohde at their home near Sumner in Dawson County. She grew up in the Eddyville area and graduated from Eddyville High School in 1942.

She married Roy C. Burr on June 4, 1942, in Norton, Kan. They lived in Eddyville and she worked as a cook at the school then worked at Farmers Bank in Oconto. In 1972 they moved to Gibbon and she worked at Eaton Corp. until retiring.

She was an active member of Faith United Church in Gibbon and belonged to the United Methodist Women and the Faith Circle. She also was a member of the Gibbon American Legion Auxiliary, enjoyed camping, fishing and especially enjoyed spending time with family. She and her husband had a foster daughter, Brenda Anderson Kreutzer.

Surviving relatives include a daughter, Charlotte Burr and her husband, Jim Myrick, of Gibbon; son, Kenneth Burr and wife Sandra of Sumner; daughter-in-law, Connie Burr of Kearney; grandchildren, Timothy Burr and wife Janet of Sumner, Jim Burr and wife Stacy of Lexington, Leah Swanson and husband Bryce of Eddyville, Brent Burr and wife Amber of Gibbon, Dan Burr and wife Alyssa of Shelton and Jessica Krupp of Spanaway, Wash.; 13 great-grandchildren; and 13 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband in 2002; son, Richard in 2018; brothers, Howard, Homer and Glenn; and sister, Genevie Fuestman.

Memorials are suggested to the family to be designated later.

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