Obituary for Sarah Virginia Bourne (1914-2001)
From the Fulton Daily Sun dated November 30, 2001
Fulton, Callaway Co. MO
Sara Virginia Bourne, 87, of Phoenix, died Friday, Nov. 16 , 2001. She was born Nov. 8, 1914 to the late Edgar K. and Nellie M. Muir Smith. She married Talmadge Bourne in 1940 in Toledo, Ohio. He preceded her in death. Survivors include three sons, T. Lee Bourne of Salt Lake City, Jay R. Bourne of St Louis and Robert R. Bourne of Flagstaff, Arizona; and four grandchildren Jacqueline D. Ballent, Heather B. Foy, Jamie A. Bourne and Christopher Bourne. She is also preceded in death by two sisters.
Mrs Bourne settled in Phoenix in 1959. She worked with the hearing impaired and also worked as a teacher with special needs children. Services were Wednesday at the First Baptist Church in Phoenix. Visitation was Wednesday at the Paradise Chapel Funeral Home in Phoenix.
NOTES: As given in the above obit, Sarah Virginia SMITH was born November 8, 1914 to Edgar Kerr and Nellie M. (MUIR) SMITH in McCredie, Callaway Co. MO. She married Talmage Needham BOURNE on 31 Aug 1940 in Ohio. He was born 25 Sept 1912 in Cleveland, Cuyahoga Co. OH. Talmage died 29 Feb 1984 in Phoenix, Maricopa Co. AZ. He was the son of Acton Brown BORNE and Vera LANCASTER. They had 3 children (all born in Cleveland, Cuyahoga Co. OH):
Talmage Lee BOURNE
Jay Ronald BOURNE
Robert Ray BOURNE
Her sister was Clover Kerr SMITH, born 2 Nov 1921 in McCredie, Callaway Co. MO. Clover died 22 Dec 1991 in Chandler, Henderson Co. TX, and was buried in Dec. 1991 in Chandler, Henderson Co. TX. She married Norman Ray LAY (He was born 9 Feb 1922, St. Louis, St. Louis Co. MO) 20 Dec 1942 in McCredie, Callaway Co. MO. She had 3 children:
Vicki Starr LAY (born 1 Feb 1947 in Wichita, Sedgwick Co. KS; died in childhood, 14 JUL 1950 at Barnes Hospital, St. Louis, St. Louis Co. MO, and was buried July 1950 in Callaway Co. MO)
Jacqueline May LAY
Deborah Sue LAY
Another sister, Geraldine L. SMITH was born 19 Dec 1917 in McCredie, Callaway Co. MO. Geraldine died 10 Nov 1960 in Kingdom City, Callaway Co. MO, and was buried 13 Nov 1960 in the Callaway Memorial Gardens, Fulton, Callaway Co. MO. She married Raymond Foy ATKINSON 26 Nov 1936 in Fulton, Callaway Co. MO. Ray was born 29 Jun 1913 in McCredie, Callaway Co. MO. He was a son of John J. and Lillie May (GRAVES) ATKINSON. They had the following children:
Judith Anne ATKINSON (married Harlan BORMAN)
Terrell Ray ATKINSON (married Ruth Ann FIKE)
Frederick Kerr ATKINSON (married Ramona GROGAN)
Samuel Joe ATKINSON (married Donna McCALL)
Cynthia Jane ATKINSON (married David DURST)
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