WINTER HAVEN, Fla. - Vivian Reginia Burns, 87, residing in Winter Haven, Fla., and formerly of Newton Falls, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012, at Life Care Center in Winter Haven, Fla. Vivian saw the sky, reached out, took the Lord's hand and started walking.
Vivian was born on Dec. 24, 1924, in Nanty-Glo, Pa., to Theodore and Ellen Rintala.
Mrs. Burns was a housewife. She lived in Newton Falls from right after World War II until 20 years ago, when she and her husband moved to Florida.
She was active in school affairs and booster organizations; the Newton Falls United Methodist Church, where she was a Sunday school teacher and on different church committees; was a secretary and treasurer for both the Newton Falls and Trumbull County Democratic Party; and was active in the VFW, American Legion and AMVETS.
Vivian is survived by her loving family, her husband of 67 years, Roger Burns; daughter, Patricia (Joe) Burns-Boska of Haines City, Fla.; two sisters, Ruth Jenkins of Ohio and Arlene Games of Pennsylvania; two grandchildren, Christopher Smolak and Sherri (William) Danko; and two great-grandchildren, Jacob and Savannah Smolak.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, Ted Rintala; and her youngest sister, Linda Powell.
A service was held Saturday in St. John's United Methodist Church, Winter Haven, Fla.
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