December 15, 1929 - July 3, 2020
Mother Eliza Odell Burns, 90, of Peoria, IL was called home on at 12:05 pm, Friday, July 3, 2020 at University Rehabilitation at Northmoor. Eliza was born to Lonnie and Helen (Warren) Brown in Auxvasse, MO on December 15, 1929. She lived with her Grandmother, Margaret Weaver, in Peoria, IL while she attended and graduated from Peoria High School in 1947. She married, Will R. Burns (deceased), August 1949 in Peoria, Illinois. From that union, six children were born. Sons: Robert (Charlene) Burns, Omaha, NE, Wayne (Gail) Burns, Clinton, Mississippi and Eric Burns, Peoria, IL. Daughters: Denise (Bill) Green, Euless, TX, Sherri Green, Omaha, NE and Melanie (Rev. Robert) Caruth, Peoria, IL. She is also survived by her loving Sisters: Margaret Rudd of Chicago, IL, Lorraine Jackson of Peoria, IL., 16 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great grandchildren. She is also preceded in death by: her parents, three brothers: Warren, Delroy and Lawerence (L.C.) Brown. Sister: Shirley White. Eliza retired from Caterpillar with 30 years service. After retirement, she worked part-time at H & R Block. Mother was an avid bowler, in the IL-MO Travel League. She also was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Golden Circle, and Daughter of Isis. She enjoyed being with her family, cooking, playing various games and word search puzzles. She was a member of Zion Baptist Church for over 70 years. She gave her service in the Inspirational Choir, Vacation Bible School Teacher, Church Clerk, Ruth Circle Mission and Mother of the Church. Funeral services will be held at 1 pm, Friday, July 10, 2020 at Zion Baptist Church with a visitation beginning at 12 Noon. Pastor Samuel Duren will bring words of comfort to the family. Mother Eliza will be entombed at American Mausoleum. The funeral service will be live streamed on Simons Mortuary's Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Simons-Mortuary-232095303487150/. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, social distancing and attendance limits will be observed. Simons Mortuary has been entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences may be made at SimonsMortuary.com. As the States begin re-opening in response to the Global Coronavirus Pandemic, some people are returning to their previous normal living standards. Unfortunately, we are now in our new normal as unreal and sometimes uncomfortable as the socially distancing and continuous use of protective masks may feel. *In an effort to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, we ask that everyone in attendance: wear a face mask and refrain from hugging, kissing and shaking hands (as hard as it is to see someone you care about and not touch them). Thanks in advance for your cooperation! *It is our responsibility as a Funeral Directors, to do everything we can to advise families in order to honor our beloved Families and to keep everyone as safe as possible. The church can socially distance and seat a limit of 50 or less people. All others will be able to flow through and view prior to beginning the Celebration of Life Ceremony.
Mother Eliza Odell Burns, 90, of Peoria, IL was called home on at 12:05 pm, Friday, July 3, 2020 at University Rehabilitation at Northmoor. Eliza was born to Lonnie and Helen (Warren) Brown in Auxvasse, MO on December 15, 1929. She lived with... View Obituary & Service Information
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