Marion Burnette Mack / Jan. 9, 1915 – Jan. 17, 2010

Published 10:38am Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Marion Burnette Mack
Marion Burnette Mack

Marion Burnette Mack, 95, of Niles passed away Jan. 17, 2010 at West Woods of Niles Nursing Home in Niles.

She was born on Jan. 9, 1915 in Chattanooga, Tenn. to William A. and Nancy (Kennedy) Burnette.

Marion and her late husband, Ralph G. Mack, were long-time Dowagiac residents before retiring to Sun City, Ariz. in 1981. Marion graduated from Northwestern University in 1936 with an English literature degree. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother.

While living in Dowagiac, she was active in Junior Arts, bridge club and women’s golf. She participated in many activities after moving to Arizona, including sorority alumni group Delta Delta Delta, golf league, bridge club, poetry group and was an active member of the First United Methodist Church of Sun City, Ariz. She was proud of earning her real estate license in her late 60s and sold real estate for several years.

She was preceded in death by parents, William and Nancy Burnette; her husband of 62 years, Ralph Mack; two sisters, Jean Burnette Carlson and Virginia Burnette Malling; and an infant son, Bruce W. Mack.

Marion is survived by her five children: Jeffrey Mack of Hartford, Mich; Lorna Mack of Belleville, Mich; Martha Hartman of Annapolis, Md.; Julie Cline of Dowagiac; and Philip Mack of Chattanooga, Tenn.; 12 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one great-great granddaughter; and several nieces and nephews.

A service will be held at 1 p.m. Jan. 23, 2010 at Redmond Funeral Home 4100 S. Westnedge Ave. Kalamazoo, MI 49008 (269) 343-6156.

Interment of cremains will take place at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hospice at Home, 4025 Health Park Lane, St. Joseph, MI 49085 (269) 429-7100.

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