Delma L. Burch, 77, passed peacefully away on July 14, 2020 at Nebraska Medicine in Omaha.
She was born Aug. 31, 1942 in North Platte to Bill and Murl “Babe” (Johnson) Hagans. Delma attended Cody and Lincoln grade schools and Junior and Senior high in North Platte. She graduated with the class of 1960.
In September 1960, Delma went to work at the Pawnee Hotel. While working there, she met Wayne Waits. They were married in May 1962 and were later divorced. In December 1968, Delma moved to Denver, Colo. where she worked in a shirt laundry.
In December 1971, she moved to Ogallala and married Herbert Burch whom she had known for quite a while. They were married for 23 years and then divorced. In 1994, Delma met Eugene Parsons. They never married but were together 14 ½ years until he became ill and passed away in January 2009.
In 1988, Delma went to work at McDonald’s in Ogallala. She worked for several years until she had a heart attack in 2005. She stayed in her home in Ogallala for 38 years until she became ill and moved to Omaha to live with her daughter, Rosemary, and family. She lived with them until her death.
She loved spending time with her family. When she was living in Ogallala, she would visit her daughter in North Platte weekly to “babysit” the grandkids so her daughter could work.
Once she moved to Omaha with her daughter, then she was able to watch the next generation come into the world and grow.
She is survived by her daughter, Rosemary (James) Conway of Papillion; grandchildren, Damian Wilson from Omaha and Alisha Wilson from Papillion; step-grandchildren, Shandra Conway and Jameson Conway of Council Bluffs, Iowa and Alicia Conway of Missouri; great grandchildren, Leo Wilson of Ralston and Jalyn Wilson of Papillion; brother, James (Joan) Hagans of Urbandale, Iowa; and nephew, Mike Hagans also of Urbandale.
She is preceded in death by parents, Bill and Murl “Babe” Hagans; sister, Alma L Small; and brother, Bill Hagans.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. at Wednesday, July 22 at Adams & Swanson Funeral Home, which is in charge of arrangements. Burial will follow at Floral Lawns Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be noon-8 p.m. on Tuesday, July 21 at Adams & Swanson Funeral Home. The service will be livestreamed on Adams & Swanson Facebook page.
Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society or the Heart Association. Online condolences may be shared at adamsswanson.com.