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Ida L. Burney

June 15, 1934 ~ March 12, 2021 (age 86)



Ida L. Burney, 86, of Peru passed away at 9:57 p.m., Friday, March 12, 2021 at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Indianapolis.

Born on June 15, 1934 in Columbus, Mississippi, she was the daughter of the late Roosevelt and Annette (Staples) Wilson.

On December 30, 1954 she married Lavel Burney, Sr.  He preceded her in death on November 23, 2013.

She retired from Kuepper Favor Company.  Ida was a member of Mt. Herman Missionary Baptist Church and she enjoyed cooking, gardening, and spending time with her family.

Survivors include her children, Cornell Wilson of Columbus, Mississippi, Yevette Jones (Eddis) of Norton Shores, MI, Lavel Burney, Jr. of Peru, IN and a special niece who she raised as her own, Ashanti J. Schulze (Joseph) of Muskegon, MI, brothers, Pearly Wilson of Illinois and Johnny Wilson of Kokomo, IN Bourbonnais IL, 9 grandchildren Nekiea Wilson of TX, Christopher Burney of Kokomo, IN, Christian Burney (Hannah) of Fishers, IN,  Lavel Burney III of Peru, IN,Makenna Burney of peru, IN, Julian Levine of Peru, IN,   Audrianna Burney of Norton Shores, MI. and Jarvis Gunter MS and Jarell Gunter of MS.. 5 great-grandchildren Keny’n Rilynn, Milles, Sylus, Haven Grace, and Lavel IV. A host of friends, nieces and nephew  who she loved tremendously.

She was also preceded in death by her parents, husband Lavel Sr, .brothers Roosevelt, James,Erise, Sammie, Usher, Lucious, and 1 sister Curly Tucker

Services will be at 1:00 p.m., Monday, March 22, 2021 at Riverview Funeral Home, 421 W. Canal St., Peru.  Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the service.

Burial will follow at Mt. Hope Cemetery.

Memorial contributions can be made to the American Alzheimer’s Association.

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March 22, 2021

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Riverview Funeral Home
421 West Canal Street
Peru, IN 46970

Funeral Service
March 22, 2021

1:00 PM
Riverview Funeral Home
421 West Canal Street
Peru, IN 46970

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