Thursday, September 18, 2008

Rosalie M. Vanzandt, 67, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 6, 2008, at the Red Rose Inn in Cassville.

She was born on March 6, 1941, in Wichita, Kan., daughter of Oliver and Ethel Booth Burns. She moved to Barry County in the early 1970s. She was the manager of the state license office in Cassville during the 1970s and was a waitress in several area restaurants including the Roaring River Restaurant and Mama Crowe's. She was a member of the Washburn Church of Christ, and was a life member of the Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. No. 4205.

She married Wayne L. Vanzandt on Aug. 29, 1977. He preceded her in death on Jan. 12, 1998.

Survivors include: two stepsons, Kenny L. Vanzandt and his wife, Becky, and Gary Vanzandt and his wife, Narissa, all of Seligman; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; three brothers, LeRoy M. Burns and his wife, Phyllis, and Bob G. Burns and his wife, Linda, all of Wichita, Kan., and John R. Burns and his wife, Vinita, of Sedgwick, Kan.; one sister, Carolyn L. Frauenfelder and her husband, Lee, of Derby, Kan.; and one sister-in-law, Anna Karen Burns, of Richardson, Texas.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Charles D. Burns and Wesley E. Burns.

Graveside services were held Sept. 9 at the family cemetery located southwest of Washburn, on NN Highway, with Minister Ken West officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of White Funeral Home, Cassville.

Memorials may be made to the Fairhaven Children's Home or the Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. No. 4205, and may be entrusted to the funeral home.