Beverly Jean Burrows

Beverly Jean Burrows, 98, of Lawrence, Kansas, died Thursday, January 17 at Presbyterian Manor, where she had resided for 8 years. She was born May 9, 1920 in Ottawa, Kansas, to Eugene and Edith (O’Flaherty) Pope. Beverly graduated from Ottawa High School in 1938.

On March 22,1942, she married Charles M. Burrows in Ottawa, Kansas. They moved to Topeka, Kansas where Charles worked in the post audit department for the State of Kansas. They moved to Lawrence in 1961 when Charles accepted a job in the Comptroller’s Office of the University of Kansas. They had four children, all born in Topeka: Ann B. Seymour (Larry) of Victor, Montana, Dee E. Clifford (Ron) of Henderson, Nevada, Gary C. (Tina) of Salt Lake City, Utah, and Jean E. Truman (Tom) of Overland Park, Kansas. Beverly had two granddaughters, Virginia (Gina) and Theresa (Tessa) of Salt Lake City.

Beverly was a homemaker for many years, while raising children and participating in many volunteer activities. She was very involved in the First United Methodist Church of Lawrence, where she participated in the Lady Belles and sang in the choir, as well as various church committees. Hobbies included traveling, quilting, bridge, fishing, and she loved music. She was a member of several clubs – No Name Club, HDU, church circle, and delivered Meals on Wheels.

She is survived by her 4 children and 2 granddaughters. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles, and brother, John W. Pope.

As Beverly loved birds and flowers, her life will be celebrated in the Spring.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Great Lakes Caring Hospice and First United Methodist Church in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary, 120 W. 13th Street, Lawrence, KS 66044.

8 Condolences

  1. FRAN truman on January 19, 2019 at 12:41 pm

    I always enjoyed being and talking with you. you left us a wonderful daughter, and we love all your family. Love, Fran Truman.

  2. Leslie TRUMAN on January 19, 2019 at 1:04 pm

    And flight of angels sing to the rest, Beverly. Love & Prayers for you Family.

  3. Bill and Mary Northington on January 19, 2019 at 4:52 pm

    Dee sorry for the loss of your mother. Our prayer are with you and your family.

  4. Helen Barker - Schweda on January 20, 2019 at 1:02 am

    Dee & Family, My Heart aches for your loss. Losing a parent is extremely difficult. I celebrate the Blessing of having her in your lives for this long. No doubt you have Golden memories of her…. To treasure always. God Bless.

  5. Tina Hooks on January 20, 2019 at 9:46 am

    Sorry for the loss of your Mother. Our prayers are with you and the family.

  6. Margie Schmille on January 20, 2019 at 3:48 pm

    Sending prayers for your family during this difficult time.

  7. Helen "Hendle" Pendleton Rumbaut on April 21, 2019 at 1:59 pm

    Dee, I was so sorry to hear of the passing of your lovely mother. What a long life she lived! May the Lord Jesus comfort you all and give you His peace in this difficult time.

  8. Dan Teghtmyer on May 6, 2019 at 12:19 pm

    What a wonderful woman
    Mom and family person

    I am blessed to have known Beverly ????

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