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FLORENCE E. BURNETT, 101, FORMER TEACHER <br> OCT. 22, 1902 -- OCT. 21, 2004

Services for Florence E. Burnett, who taught grade school in the 1920s, were held Monday in Baker Memorial United Methodist Church, East Aurora. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery, East Aurora.

Mrs. Burnett died last Thursday, the day before her 102nd birthday, in Beechwood Nursing Home, Getzville, where she had lived since 1996.

When a reporter asked her last year about the secret to her longevity, Mrs. Burnett, who was married for 66 years, replied: "No smoking, no hard liquor and one man."

Born Florence Edwards on the S.M. Clement summer estate in East Aurora. She taught in Town of Aurora School District 4 from 1920 to 1927, when she wed Almon W. Burnett.

She was believed to be the oldest member of Baker Memorial Church, which she joined in 1914.

Her husband died in 1993.

Survivors include four daughters, Barbara Mathews and Beverley Bellaire, both of East Aurora, Phyllis Snyder of Depew and Carol Minsker of Baldwinsville; 13 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

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