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Ione Burham

Jan 15, 2018



June 20, 1922 - January 10, 2018


Ione Burham, age 95, of Washington, Iowa, passed away Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at the Halcyon House in Washington.


Her body has been donated to the University of Iowa for medical research. A celebration of Ione's life in word and music will be observed on Sunday, February 4, 2018 at 2:30 p.m. at the Washington United Methodist Church followed by a time of fellowship, food and jazz in Fellowship Hall. Memorial Gifts may be directed to the Church of the Halcyon Good Samaritan Endowment Fund. Online condolences may be sent to Ione's family through the web at www.jonesfh.com. Jones & Eden Funeral Home is assisting the family.


Doris Ione Steele was born on June 20, 1922 near Riverside, Iowa. The daughter of Milo, Sr. and Doris (Wilcox) Steele, she grew up in Washington, Iowa with brothers Milo, Jr. and Robert Steele and sisters, Audrey (Chmelar) and Joyce (Chorpening). On April 10, 1943 she married her high school sweetheart, Everett K. Burham in Ponca City, Okla., a marriage blessed with two sons, Randolph K. of Garland, Texas and Drew C. of Des Moines, Iowa.


She tried to spoil grandkids, was endowed with a sense of humor, had a passion for worthy causes, lived life to the fullest, strived to 'Do the Gospel' daily and was loved dearly.

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