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Phoebe L. Burley

December 30, 1919 May 15, 2016
Phoebe L.  Burley
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Obituary for Phoebe L. Burley

Phoebe L. Burley, age 96, lifetime resident of Milford, passed away peacefully on Sunday morning, May 15, 2016 at the Poppen Residence under the loving care of Harbor Hospice of Muskegon.

She was born on December 30, 1919 to Grant and Mabel (Miller) Kinney and graduated from Hartland Consolidated Schools in 1937. She married Roy J. Burley on September 28, 1940 at West Highland Baptist Church and raised their five daughters in Highland. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy on June 13, 2010 and her daughter, Ruth Leist.

Phoebe drove school bus for Huron Valley Schools for twenty eight years, retiring in 1983. She enjoyed sewing, cooking, gardening, singing and traveling. She was an active member of the West Highland Baptist Church all of her life and enjoyed singing in the choir. She was also a member of the the Michigan Association of Retired School Personnel.

She is survived by daughters, Elizabeth Burley of Howell, June (Virgil) Peters of Rockford, IL, Mary Fox of Adrian and Susan Lumley of Muskegon; ten grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, cousins, Betty Lou Morris, James (Marilyn) Bidwell and Margie Charlick; sisters-in-law, Thelma Armstrong, Mary Burley, Norma (Norton) Caswell, Ann Ries, Juanita (George) Rogers, along with numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 404 E. Liberty St., Milford on Thursday, May 19, 2016 from 2-8 PM.

A Funeral Service will be held at West Highland Baptist Church, 1116 S Hickory Ridge Rd, Milford on Friday, May 20, 2016 at 11 AM with visitation beginning at 10 AM. Pastor Tom Roberts officiating. Burial will follow at West Highland Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in her name to the West Highland Baptist Church.

For further information phone Lynch & Sons, Milford at 248-684-6645 or visit

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2:00 PM 5/19/2016 2:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 5/19/2016 8:00:00 PM
Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors - Milford

404 E. Liberty Street
Milford, MI 48381

Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors - Milford
404 E. Liberty Street Milford 48381 MI
United States





11:00 AM 5/20/2016 11:00:00 AM - 12:00 PM 5/20/2016 12:00:00 PM
West Highland Baptist Church

1116 S. Hickory Ridge Road
Milford, MI 48380-1510

Visitation beginning at 10 AM

West Highland Baptist Church
1116 S. Hickory Ridge Road Milford 48380-1510 MI
United States

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