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Della Burns

Della Mae Burns, 80, of Clearwater, Fla., formerly of Bloomington, passed away Saturday (March 3, 2018) at her home.

Della was born Jan. 28, 1938, in Bloomington, the daughter of Wilbur Donald and Ollie Mae Boitnott Burns. She married Vernon “Sarge” Carmack in 1956. He preceded her in death.

Surviving are her children, Will Carmack, Tampa, Fla.; Vern (Sherry) Carmack, Clearwater, Fla.; Cheryl (John Sloneker) Carmack, Bloomington; and Tyanna Carmack, Tampa, Fla.; seven grandchildren, Kourtney (Jordan) Bannister, Kyle Carmack, Justin Carmack, Brianna Coleman, Bryson Carmack, Alexis Carmack and Zachariah Carmack; four great-grandchildren, Jocelyn Bannister, Emberlyn Bannister, Lexi Carmack and Joel Carmack; three brothers, Danny (Judy) Foley, North Carolina; Larry (Gisela) Foley, Germany; and Mike (Reni) McAtee, Normal; five special pups, Winston, Teddy, Izzi, Bear and Tank.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Bobby (Rose) Burns and David Foley; and a sister, Judy (Ned) Spears.

Per Della’s wishes, cremation rites have been accorded. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at East Lawn Funeral Home, Bloomington. Private inurnment will be at a later date in East Lawn Memorial Gardens, Bloomington. Memorial contributions may be made to Della M. Burn Scholarship, Mennonite College of Nursing at Illinois State University.

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