OBITUARY

Marsella Burns Barrett

May 28, 1920April 1, 2012

Marsella Blanche (Kramer) Burns Barrett, 91, of Gardner, Kan passed away April 1, 2012. Visitation will be from 5:00-7:00 p.m., Tuesday April 3, 2012 at the McGilley & Frye Funeral Home. Memorial services will be 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 4th, at Aberdeen Village, 17500 W. 119th, Olathe, KS, preceded by a family graveside service at Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made to Aberdeen Village.

Marsella was born May 28, 1920 to Robert and Blanche (Welborn) Kramer. She was a life-long area resident. Marsella graduated from Gardner High School in 1938. She attended Central Business College in Kansas City, MO. She married John W. “Jack” Burns, Sr. on July 4, 1940 in Olathe. They owned a jewelry store for 29 years in downtown Olathe. She was a homemaker, but also went to Hayes Beauty School in 1968, then had a shop in her home. Later she managed “The Carousel,” a children’s clothing shop in downtown Olathe. Jack passed away in 1981 and she later married Frederick W. Barrett from London, England on September 6, 1985. She was an active member of the Gardner Baptist Church, the Olathe Senior Center, the Intergenerational Chorus and Side by Side Singers and Strutters.

Mrs. Barrett was preceded in death by her husbands, Jack and Fred, and brother, Cheldon Kramer. She is survived by her four wonderful children, John W. Burns Jr., Robert Burns, Caren Burns and Paulette (Tom) Bachelor, 10 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, one great-great grandson and one sister, Melba (Gene) Moore. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her and forever in our hearts.

Condolences may be offered at www.McGilley-Frye.com

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, April 3, 2012
  • Burial Wednesday, April 4, 2012
  • Memorial Services Wednesday, April 4, 2012
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Juanita & Ernie Trammell

April 3, 2012

Caren we are so sorry to hear of your loss our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this diffucult time.

Kriste Everett

April 3, 2012

My Heartfelt Condolences to my Father-in-Law John, his Brother Bob, and Sisters Caren and Paulette. Grandma Sella was one of a kind! Her big Heart, Love for her Family, Spunky Personality, and Wonderful Sense of humor will be Truly missed. She was a Beautiful person inside and out. I may have been just a Grand-Daughter In-Law but she always made me feel Welcome as part of her Family. I am so thankful that my Daughters got to have her in their lives for so many years. Grandparents are a true gift and Great Grandparents are even more rare and should be cherished. Our Holidays will never be the same without her but she will FOREVER be in our hearts and I have no doubt that ALL who loved her now have a very EXTRA special Guardian Angel watching over us and keeping us all safe. WE LOVE YOU GRANDMA SELLA!
-Rod, Kriste, Makenzie & Jordyn Everett

Sharron Crawford

April 3, 2012

The Burnses were our backyard neighbors from 1948 until the 1990s when Marsella became the across the street neighbor at Holly Green. So many wonderful memories of family and friends sharing life's adventures. Marsella had a ready laugh and twinkle in her eye. She was my "other" mother and my mom's best friend. Love to all her family. Sharron Gay Walton Crawford and Alletta Walton

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