Archive for Wednesday, July 5, 2006

Obituary: Avanell McBroom


July 5, 2006

Graveside services for Avanell McBroom, 83, Lawrence, were Friday, June 30, 2006, at Glenwood Cemetery, Basehor.

Mrs. McBroom, a former Leavenworth area resident, died June 26, 2006, at Brandon Woods Retirement Community, Lawrence. She was born on June 11, 1923, in Independence, Mo., the daughter of Oscar and Chloe (Beard) Burns. She was a self-employed beautician and also worked for Gould National Battery Co., Leavenworth. She was past president of American Business Women's Association, Leavenworth. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wilbur Clete McBroom, in 1982.

Survivors include three sons, Robert Lee McBroom, Leavenworth, James Earl McBroom, Easton, and Gary Wilbur McBroom, Linwood; a brother, Carl Burns, Sibley, Mo., 11 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren; and three great-great grandchildren.

Quisenberry Funeral Home, Tonganoxie, handled arrangements.

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