Freda S. Bureman, age 99, of Independence, Kansas died Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at the Eagle Estates in Independence, Kansas.
Celebration of Life Services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, July 11, 2014 at the First Christian Church with the Reverend Terry Hatfield officiating. Burial will follow in the Mount Hope Cemetery under the direction of the Potts Chapel in Independence, Kansas.
Visitation hours will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, July 10, 2014 with the family receiving friends from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Potts Chapel.
The family has suggested memorials to the Yona Julian Scholarship Fund and contributions may be left at the Potts Chapel in Independence, Kansas.
Freda S. Bureman was born February 8, 1915 in Elk County, Kansas to Frank D. and Nellie Edith Lawyer Shelby. She grew up in Elk County, Kansas near Moline. In 1933 Freda graduated from the Moline High School. Freda then attended Independence Junior College, Pittsburg Teachers College before graduating from Fort Hays State University.
On June 17, 1939 Freda married Sherman Allen Brown and the couple made their home in Burrton and Russell County. Brownie preceded her in death on April 2, 1952. Freda taught grade school in Elk, Burrton, and Russell County, and Kinsley, Kansas for over 30 years retiring in 1977.
On November 9, 1977 Freda married Ralph Bureman and the couple made their home in Newton, Kansas. Ralph preceded her in death on January 22, 1987. Freda was a member of the First Christian Church.
Survivors include eight children Lou Jean Fleron and husband Jack Williams of Buffalo, NY, Jan and husband Don Barnes of Soda Springs, Idaho, Ken and wife Becky Brown of Independence, Kansas, Mike and wife Rita Bureman of Golden, Colorado, David and wife Karen Bureman of Hampton, Virginia, and Andrea Bureman of Locust Grove, Virginia, Jim and wife Sherry Bureman of Springfield, Missouri and Phil and wife Lori Bureman of Olathe, Kansas 16 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild.
She is preceded in death by granddaughter Yona Julian and grandson Brian Williams.