Marydee Burns, 83, passed away in her home on October 8, 2020. She was born in Pontiac, Michigan on April 7, 1937 to the late Edward and Ruth (Delany) Smith.

Marydee was a graduate of St. Michael Catholic School, Pontiac, Michigan. She met Jackie H. Burns while working at Fisher Body and later the couple married on January 18, 1958. Mr. Burns preceded her in death on October 27, 2017. Marydee was wonderful homemaker and caregiver and her number one priority was caring for her family. She was a talented seamstress, quilter and enjoyed cross stitch. In her early years she also enjoyed baking cakes for all occasions. She and Jack traveled extensively and this allowed for her genealogy research of the Smith and Burns families. She was successful tracing the families back to Europe and finding the family’s original coat of arms of which she was very proud. As an avid reader, Marydee was a frequent patron of the Marion Public Library. She was also a faithful member of St. Paul Catholic Church, Marion.

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