The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO


April 5, 2014

Gracie M. Burnside Hern

NASHVILLE, Mo. — Gracie M. Burnside Hern, 94, of Nashville, Mo., passed away at 8:55 p.m. Thursday, April 3, 2014, at her home.

She was born Jan. 31, 1920, at rural Pittsburg, Kan., to Walter and Subina (Hughes) Gilliam.

On March 27, 1943, she was united in marriage to Lloyd Burnside. He preceded her in death on July 28, 1990.  She then married Fred Hern on Feb. 15, 1993. He preceded her in death on April 23, 2008.

She and her husband, Lloyd, were prominent dairy farmers. In addition to farming she worked in home healthcare and worked until the age of 89.

Gracie loved cooking and working in her garden. She also loved to bake and was well known for her pies.

She was a member of Union Baptist Church and then attended Nashville Christian Church.

She is survived by a daughter, Lois Florein Huisenga, of Nashville; five grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husbands; a son, Terry Lloyd Burnside; and seven brothers and sisters.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, April 7, at the Brenner Mortuary with Rev. Robert Litz officiating.  Burial will follow in the Nashville Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Sunday, at the funeral home.

The family suggest memorials to be given to be Alzheimer's Association. These may be left at or mailed to the Brenner Mortuary, 114 East 4th Street, Pittsburg, KS 66762.

Online condolences may be left at

Arrangements are under the direction of the Brenner Mortuary,  Pittsburg.

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