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Friday, January 1, 2021

Updated Obituary - Miriam Elizabeth (Fuller) Burhart

Miriam Elizabeth (Fuller) Burhart, 87, Adrian, MO, passed on to her eternal reward Wednesday, December 30, 2020 at Foxwood Springs in Raymore, MO. Visitation will be held from 1:00-2:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 5, 2021 at the Atkinson Funeral Home in Adrian with graveside services at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, in Crescent Hill Cemetery, Adrian. 

Please note that the family requests that all in attendance wear personal protective equipment masks at any of Miriam's services. The family requests any contributions, in honor of Miriam's life, be designated to the American Red Cross or the National Kidney Foundation.

Miriam was born December 21, 1933 to Oliver Thomas Fuller Sr. and Mary Eva (Fuller) Fuller. She accepted Jesus as her Lord and Savior as a young teen and was baptized in Mill Creek. She graduated from Roxboro High School in Roxboro, NC in 1952 and worked taking tickets at the Kirby Theatre. On September 18, 1953, Miriam married Richard "Dick" Burhart. They celebrated for 66 years until he passed away in 2019.

As a faithful follower of Jesus, Miriam introduced each of her children to Him. Gifted in serving, she fed/served them and their family members each time they visited, announced or not. She was an unflappable host and felt honored to have guests. She hosted her friends in like manner. Miriam enjoyed teaming up with Dick and others in a bowling league at Nichols Lanes. She fit perfectly into country living on the farm with its animals and flowers. Hollyhocks and Irises; cats and dogs; cattle, chickens, geese, horses and pigs; coyotes, deer, turkeys and wild birds are memorable parts of the Burhart farm history. Miriam retired from Bass Buster Lures after 20 years of employment.

Miriam enjoyed trying unique recipes as well as preparing favorites such as Southern fried chicken. Vacationing at a NC beach with family after a rejuvenating visit with her siblings, gathering perfect sea shells, shopping thrift stores, proudly attending her children's and grandchildren's school and summer events, watching the wild birds feed, and attending to/walking with the dogs were her favorite pastimes.

Miriam was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers, one sister, and her husband. Survivors include her son, Paul Burhart (Dawn); her daughters: Carol Goodrum (Jim), Karen Moore (Drew), and Diana Adell (Mark); 11 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren; a brother-in-law, Coy Oakley; a sister, Ann Moore; and a host of nieces and nephews.