Marie Burmood

Staff Writer
Woodford Times

EUREKA — Marie W. Burmood, 96, formerly of Eureka, died at 6:55 p.m. Tuesday Nov. 9, 2010, at Manor Care Home in Peoria, ending her battle with Alzheimer's.

Born Oct. 6, 1914, in St. Louis, Mo., to Roy Watson and Cora M. Smith, she married Bert B. Burmood Jan. 20, 1934, in Virginia. He died Feb. 26, 1966.

Surviving is one daughter, Peggy (Dick) Maddox of Dunlap; one son, Dick (Jean) Burmood of Benson; 10 grandchildren; 31 great grandchildren; four step-great grandchildren; and one great-great grandson.

She was preceded in death by her parents, two half-brothers and the foster mother who raised her, Jennie May Hiatt.

She lived in Eureka for more than 55 years. She worked for Eureka College, Joe Mahoney Bookkeeping, and Farm Services until she retired in 1978.

She was a member of the Eureka Christian Church.

At her request, there will be no visitation and private graveside services will be held at Olio Cemetery in Eureka. Argo-Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Eureka Christian Church. Online condolences may be sent to the family at