Nancy Lee (Grunder) Burns
August 31, 1946- July 20, 2015
Nancy Lee Grunder Burns, 68, of Lothian passed away July 20, 2015 at her residence. She was born August 31, 1946 in Muscatine, IA. Nancy was raised in Wilton, IA and attended Lutheran Parochial Elementary School and graduated from Wilton High School in 1964. She was employed by Stanley Consultants an engineering firm in Iowa until 1966 when she transferred to Washington, D.C. Nancy then met Robert J. Burns and the two were married October 11, 1969. They lived in New Carrollton until moving to Lothian in 1971. She was also employed with the P.G. County Board of Education and later worked as an Operations Controller with Alion Science & Technology in Annapolis, retiring in 2006. Nancy was a member of First Lutheran Church of Calvert County, where she was active in the Little Lambs Preschool, the Ladies Guild and the Lutheran Mission Society. In her leisure time, she enjoyed dancing, reading, gardening, antiques and entertaining. Nancy was a four time cancer survivor and she participated in the Avon Breast Cancer Walk for 13 years, raising over $60,000.
Nancy is survived by her husband Robert J. “Bob” Burns, sisters Kathleen A. Carpenter of Muscatine, IA, and Elaine R. Wilmer and husband Larry of Laurel, MD and sister in law Nancy Jane Maschmeier and husband John of Thurmont, MD. Also surviving are nine nieces and nephews and “grandchildren,” Morgan and Patrick Maddox and Shannon, Shawna and Connor Ganley.
The family would like to thank the nurses and staff of Hospice of the Chesapeake for their support during this time.
Friday, July 24, 2015