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Monday, February 1, 2016

Obituary: Claudia J. Burns, 55, Bolivar

Claudia J. Burns, 55, of 68 Liberty Street, Bolivar, passed away Sunday, January 31, 2016 at Highland Healthcare Center, Wellsville, after a lengthy illness. Born on November 19, 1960, in Wellsville, she was a daughter of Lawrence and Ella Mae Smith. She was a graduate of Scio Central School Class of 1981.  She had been employed as a nurses aide at Highland Healthcare Center prior to becoming ill. In addition to her mother she is survived by a Step Daughter, Melissa Tallman of Bolivar; several grandchildren; 3 brothers, Terry (Alice) Haxton of Bolivar, Lawrence Haxton, Jr.  of Bolivar, Timothy Haxton of Roanoke, VA; 2 sisters, Donna Gappa of Cuba,  Alysia (Charles) Gardner of Wellsville; 3 uncles, Robert (Judy) Haxton, Edward Haxton, and Irving Smith; several nieces and nephews. In addition to her father she was predeceased family members Marcia Haxton, and 3 Uncles. There will be no visitation or funeral services. Arrangements are under direction of the Schaffner Funeral Home, Inc. in Bolivar.