Portia I Burns  October 4 1924

Portia I Burns October 4 1924November 14 2022

October 4 1924 November 14 2022
Portia I. Burns Portia Irene Burns, 98, of Ashland, died at LSS Lutheran Village Assisted Living, with the loving help of Hospice of North Central Ohio, on Monday, November 14, 2022. She was born in Ashland on October 4, 1924, to Harry and Ferne (née Highman) Semans. She graduated from Ashland High School in 1942. At Bowling Green State University, Portia was a charter member of Alpha Xi Delta sorority. She went on to teach in Sandusky and Ashland. Portia was a lifelong member of Trinity Lutheran Church, where she taught Vacation Bible School, served as Financial Secretary for six years, and was the leader of Priscilla Circle for fourteen years. She attended Bible Conversations every week for years. Portia was a member of the Country Club of Ashland, was a charter member of Child Study Club, served on the Blossom Music Center Committee, and belonged to many bridge clubs. On August 24, 1946, she married L. Gene Burns, who preceded her in death in 1997. Survivors include her daughter, Becky Smith of Ashland; a sister, Joy Lou McHenry of St. Louis Park, Minnesota; nieces, Cindy Hudnut and Melinda (Jimmie) Reef of Ashland and Susan (Tim) Keillor of Chaska, Minnesota; and nephews, Tom (Barbie) Elliott of Jeromesville, Mark (Katrina) McHenry of St. Louis Park, Minnesota, and Doug (Melinda) Elliott of Ashland. The burial at Ashland Cemetery will be private, but a Service of Remembrance and Dedication will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church at a later date. This service will remember both Gene and Portia and dedicate the harpsichord, given to the church in their memory by their daughter. Memorial contributions may be made to the Ashbrook Center, 401 College Avenue, Ashland, OH 44805-3702 or to the Ashland County Community Foundation, L. Gene and Portia Burns Community Grant Fund, 300 College Avenue, Ashland, OH 44805-3803. Denbow-Gasche Funeral Home and Crematory is handling all of Portia’s final arrangements. To plant a beautiful memorial tree in memory of Portia, please visit our Tree Store.

Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Portia I Burns October 4 1924 November 14 2022.

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Death notice for the town of: Ashland, state: Ohio

death notice Portia I Burns October 4 1924 November 14 2022

obituary notice Portia I Burns October 4 1924 November 14 2022

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