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Burma Schlesener Hanschu

May 26, 1925 — April 28, 2024


Burma Schlesener Hanschu

Burma I. (Schlesener) Hanschu died on April 28, 2024, at her home in Herington, Kansas. She was born at home on the farm, north of Hope, Kansas on May 26, 1925. Burma attended Maple Grove School through 8th grade. When her brother Marvin died, she left school to help on the family farm. Burma later attended Hope School, and again had to leave to be a caregiver. She met Wilber Hanschu while working in Ramona, Kansas. They married on April 23, 1943, at St. Paul Lutheran Church at Shadybrook, where she was baptized.

 Wilber and Burma lived on a farm near Ramona, where she assumed the duties of a farm wife. She managed the milking and meals and also found time to make wedding cakes for brides in the area. Burma played the organ at Trinity Lutheran Church in Ramona. She also raised Pomeranian dogs. She and Wilber raised three sons. Following their retirement, Wilber and Burma moved to Herington. When Wilber died in April of 1993, Burma began working at Herington Hospital in the Dietary department. She had moved to Wichita but came back to Herington in her later years. 

Burma was preceded in death by her parents August and Martha Schlesener, husband, sons Ronnie and Rory and grandson James Weber, her brother Marvin Schlesener and sister Lila Steele. 

 She is survived by her son Rick (Barb) Hanschu, daughter in law Lisa, seven grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, and three great great grandchildren: her sisters Doris Sly, Joyce Loe, Phyllis Perry, and numerous nieces and nephews.

 Her family will gather with friends on Tuesday May 7, 2024, at 4 p.m. at Sunset Hill Cemetery for her graveside service. Yazel Megli Funeral Home is serving the family. Memorial contributions in her name may be directed to Trinity Lutheran Church, Ramona or Dickinson County Home Health and Hospice. Please sign her online guestbook and leave a memory of Burma at  

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Tuesday, May 7, 2024

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