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Alice O. Larkey Burmahl
December 13, 1939–December 30, 2008
Alice O. Burmahl, age 69, of Maquoketa, Iowa, died suddenly on Tuesday, December 30, 2008, at the Genesis Medical Center, East Campus, in Davenport, Iowa.
A celebration of her life will be held at 11 A.M., Saturday, January 3, 2009, from the Carson & Son Funeral And Cremation Services in Maquoketa, Iowa. Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 P.M. on Friday, January 2, 2009, from the Carson & Son Funeral And Cremation Services in Maquoketa, Iowa. Burial will be in the Mount Hope Cemetery, Maquoketa, Iowa.
Alice O. Larkey was born on December 13, 1939 in Jones County, Iowa, to Alvin O. Larkey and Ella L. (Lorenzen) Larkey. She was a graduate of Onslow High School, and then attended and graduated from UNI in Cedar Falls. She married Donald Burmahl on July 26, 1975 in Bellevue, Iowa. He preceded her in death in February 8, 1987.
After graduating from college, she taught 8 years at Keystone, now Benton Community. She then started her first of 34 years of teaching 5th grade in Maquoketa. She retired in 2004.
Alice had also been involved outside of the classroom. She served on the Board of Directors of the Maquoketa Country Club and the PALS board for many years. She held every office of the Maquoketa Education Association at least once. She had volunteered at the Hurstville Interpretive Center, and the Jackson County Regional Health Center in Maquoketa, most notably in the diabetes area.
Alice was a social person who enjoyed traveling, crafts, reading, playing cards, sports as a spectator and bowling. She had been involved in many bowling leagues throughout her life. Her true passion though, was her love of golf and the association she had with it. She had served as the women's golf committee chairman for over 35 years, was Maquoketa's Three-Rivers chair, and was a regular attendee at many country club golf events and functions. She also loved her daily contact with many friends as well as her morning coffee group that would stop at her house.
Alice is survived by: a sister, Marilyn Vlietstra of Birnamwood, WI; a brother, Robert (Myrna) Larkey of Maquoketa, IA; two sisters-in-law, Marcella Burmahl of Maquoketa, IA, and Nola (Bill) Hoover of Cedar Rapids, IA; a brother-in-law, Warren Roberts of Maquoketa, IA; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and a sister, Roseanne Roberts.

Submitted by: Janet A. Brandt
Source: Carson & Son Funeral Home web-site. An abbreviated copy of this obituary appeared in the January 1, 2009 Quad City Times, Davenport, Iowa

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