e. lucille burns
E. Lucille Earley Burns, 86, of Santa Claus, IN, formerly of Weirton, passed away Thursday, August 2, 2007 at The Waters of Huntingburg in Huntingburg, IN. Born December 11, 1920 in Cedar Hill, TN, she was the daughter of the late Leonard and Goldie Higdon Coleman. Lucille was also preceded in death by her husbands Garnel J. Earley and Thomas M. Burns, son Garnel J. Earley, Jr., brothers Thomas and Ronald Coleman;sister, Mattie Coleman and; stepson, Thomas Burns. She was a former employee of the C & P Telephone Company and retired from the Weirton General Hospital where she worked as a switchboard operator. Lucille was an avid bridge player. She was a member of the Pleasant Valley United Methodist Church where she served as Lay Leader, Weirton Chapter 147 Order of the Eastern Star, Weir-Cove AARP Chapter 3846, Social Order of the Beauceant #57 where she served as Past President, Greater Weirton Senior Citizens Center, United Methodist Women and Kings, Daughters & Sons. She also served as President for the Weirton General Hospital/Weirton Medical Center Retirees and as a Delegate for the West Virginia Silver Haired Legislature. Lucille’s survivors include her son Donald W. Earley and his wife Linda of Santa Claus, In; grandchildren Denise Blakemore and her husband Bill of Weirton, Michelle Weinfurter and her husband Jeff of Yorba Linda, CA, Jason Earley and his wife Louise of Witchita Falls, TX, Garnel Earley III and his wife Shanna of Danville, VA and Kaytlin Earley of Santa Claus, IN; great grandchildren William and Tara Blakemore, Alexandra Earley, Ashley Weinfurter, Vivian, Sophia, Anthony and Isabella Earley, Lily Ana Weinfurter and Jonathan David Earley; niece, Barbara Trushel and her husband Mark of Weirton; step son, Robert and Gretchen Burns; step daughter in law, Mrs. Edward (Mary Ann) Stinson; step grandchildren, Alisa Burns, Mrs. Deron (Gaye) Burns DeCesare, Thomas M and Nancy Burns, III, and Ian Joshua Burns; step great grandchildren, Joseph and Cara DeCesare and the newest addition to her family, great-grandson Jonathan David Earley who was born July 30, 2007 in Wichita Falls, TX. The family will receive friends Sunday 1-3 PM and 6-8 PM at the Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street, Weirton. Additional visitation will be held Monday from 10 until the 11AM funeral service at the Pleasant Valley United Methodist Church. Reverend Patty Bucey Beagle will preside. Interment will be in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Weirton. Share tributes with her family at www.grecohertnick.com Funeral Home: Greco Hertnick Funeral Home 3219 Main Street Weirton, WV US 26062

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  1. Family of Lucille Earley, I was saddened to read of the passing of Lucille. I have very fond memories of working with her at the hospital. She was a wonderful woman. My first job after graduation was being trained by Lucille at the hospital. She was a great mentor and one heck of a teacher. I also worked with her son Garnel at WSC, he was a great person too. You all have my deepest sympathy and may she rest in peace. Martha Simich

  2. Kathy and I extend our heartfelt prayers in your time of loss. No matter how expected, these are times of grief that change lives forever.

  3. Don, My deepest sympathy goes out to you and your family in the passing of your mother. The last time I saw her was at the funeral of my mother, and so I know of your loss. May she rest in peace.

  4. Don, Not sure you would remember me, I am Paula (Francis) Brown. I graduated with Garney. My grandmother lived on York Street & I remember your mom from when you all lived in that area. She was such a sweet heart & always a lady. I always had the utmost respect for her. My husband & I were out of town & unable to pay our respects but I just wanted you to know how much she was thought of. Our deepest sympathy. Paula Brown

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