Lenna Burr Azbill © Enid Morning News 08-1990 Submitted by: Tim Dotterer
Cherokee – Mrs. Lenna Burr Azbill, 85, died early Thursday morning in a Cherokee hospital. Her funeral will be at 2 PM Saturday in the First United Methodist Church with Dr. William R. Chase officiating. She will be buried in the Cherokee Municipal Cemetery with the Goodwin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Azbill was born August 22, in 1896, at Crystal Springs, Kansas, the daughter of Lincoln Howard and Sarah Katherine Plumley Burr. The family moved to Harper, Kansas, and in 1906 to Cherokee where she graduated from high school in 1915.
She graduated from Alva Normal Teachers College in 1918 and taught for a time at Gage. On October 23, 1920, she and Frank J. Azbill were married.
She worked at the Cherokee National Bank and in 1937 began work as a Secretary for the Cherokee Federal Savings and Loan, a position she held until retiring in 1973. She was a member of the Board of Directors at the time of her death.
Mrs. Azbill was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Order of Eastern Star and Sigma Sigma Sigma Sorority.
She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Fred (Joan) Taylor, Ponca City; a sister, Mrs. J. A. (Flo) Brown, Cherokee; three grandchildren and four great – grandchildren. A sister, Hazel Burr, died last year.
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