Marilyn Mills Burnside

09/26/1933 - 09/27/2020

Funeral service will be 1 pm, Saturday, October 3, 2020 at Stith Funeral Home, Junction City. Visitation will be prior to the service from 11 am to 1 pm.

Burial: Parksville Cemetery

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Marilyn Mills Burnside, 87, died Sunday, September 27, 2020 at Saint Joseph Hospital, Lexington, KY. She was born September 26, 1933 in Highland Parks, MI to Kenneth L. and Julia Ewing Mills. Marilyn attended Junction City High School where she was a cheerleader. She was the widow of Charles Edward Burnside who died in 2018. They were married 69 years, living in Junction City until 1968 when they moved to Lexington. She retired from Lexington Clinic as a receptionist. She was a member of Mt. Freedom Baptist Church, Wilmore, KY, where she sang in the choir. She loved to travel, read and music. She was always the gracious hostess to anyone who dropped by. Her greatest joy was her family who she loved, and they know she did. She was affectionately known as “Ninnie” to her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband and parents, she is predeceased by her son, James S. Burnside, and brother, Kenneth E. Mills.

She is survived by two daughters, Karen (Marlin) Taylor, Donna L. Burnside; a son, Charles K. (Beverly) Burnside; a daughter-in-law, Ellie M. Burnside; brother Michael (Jeane) Mills and former sister-in-law, Loy Geyer; eight grandchildren, Chris (Susan) Taylor, Kimberly Burnside (Nathan) Walter, John (Kristin) Burnside, Marla Taylor (Rasheed) Seraji, Charles Neal Burnside, Emily Taylor (Kent) Walters, Brent Burnside, Eric Burnside and twelve great-grandchildren.

Funeral service will be 1 pm, Saturday, October 3, 2020 at Stith Funeral Home, Junction City. Burial will be in Parksville Cemetery. Visitation will be prior to the service from 11 am to 1 pm. Memorial donations are suggested to Wreaths Across America. The online guestbook and Hugs from Home is available at www.stithcares.com

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