Modelle Fairburn Dies In Texas

Mrs. Bernard (Modelle) Fairburn, 60, of Friendswood, Tex., formerly of the Havana and Astoria area, died at Clear Lake City Hospital in Clear Lake, Tex. at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29, 1979.

She was born in Fulton County, Illinois on Sept. 27, 1919, a daughter of Ray and Katherine Deweese Hampton. She married Bernard Fairburn on June 5, 1948, in Canton, Ill. He survives.

Also surviving are one daughter, Pamela, of Friendswood, Tex.; two sons, James Schisler of Friendswood, Tex. and Donald Schisler of Macon, Mo.; five grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Alfred (Mae) Payne of Havana.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, one brother and two sisters.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday afternoon at Hurley Funeral Home in Havana with burial in Laurel Hill Cemetery there. Informal visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday evening at Hurley’s. Memorial contributions may be made to the Kidney Foundation.


Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 10/31/1979

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