Maude Nestor Burns, age 92 years, a resident of Parsons, WV departed this life Friday, February 7, 2014 at the Saint Barbara’s Nursing Home at Monongah, WV.
She was born Thursday, September 1, 1921 at Bull Run, Tucker County, WV a daughter of the late Waitman W. and Virginia Murl Owens Nestor. On September 1, 1938 at Thomas, WV she was married to Lester Burns, who preceded her in death June 19, 2000. They had celebrated sixty-one years of marriage. Surviving are five sons, David Frederick Burns and wife Patricia, of Fairmont; Theodore Bruce Burns and wife Janet, of Palm Bay, FL; Lawrence Terry Burns and wife Denise, of Carmichael, PA; Timothy Dick Burns and wife Lela, Of Callahan, FL; and L. Craig Burns and wife Sue, of Mt. Clare; one daughter in law, Sharon Burns, of Parsons; one brother, Clinton Nestor, of OH; four sisters, Bessie Pennington; and Virginia Thomas, both of Parsons; Susan Poling, of Moatsville; Ann Getz, of Westover; thirteen grandchildren, Jill; Stephanie; Michael; Michele; Andrew; Robert; Todd; Melanie; Timothy; Latisha; Suzanne; Tiffany; and Michael; twenty great grandchildren, Andrea; Amanda; Jerad; Logan; Grace; Caleb; Joshua; Felicia; Erica; Sheena; Jordan; Gloria; Jeanna; Lela Dawn; Adrianna; Alexa; Isabella; Blake; Brooklyn; and Jackson; and one great great granddaughter, Braylee.
Preceding her in death are one son, Robert Lee Burns; four brothers, Charles; Daniel; Leroy; and Allen Nestor and two sisters, Carrie Wissard; and Orpha Gainer.
She was a graduate of Parsons High School with the Class of 1940, where she was an honor student. She was a homemaker and along with her husband, owned and operated the family farm. She was a 4-H Organizational Leader, a WV 4-H All-Star, a member of the Parsons High School Alumni Hall of Fame, the Southern States Cooperative Advisory Committee, where she received an outstanding service award in 1977, the Tucker County Farm Bureau, where she received an outstanding service award in 1995, the WV Farm Bureau, the Tucker Ladies Aid Society, the Blackwater Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution and attended the First United Methodist Church of Parsons. She enjoyed crafts and quilting and had made each of her children and grandchildren a quilt.
The family will receive friends at the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home on Saturday, February 22, 2014 from 11a.m. until 1 p.m. On Saturday at 1 p.m., a life celebration service will be conducted by The Rev. Robert Leard. The Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Maude Nestor Burns. Condolences may be expressed to the family at; www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com