Calling Hours:
Thursday, March 30, 2017, 4:00-7:00pm
Loutzenhiser-Jordan Funeral Home and Cremation
Services, Inc., 366-368 S. Main St., Greenville, PA

Memorial Service:
Friday, March 31, 2017, 11:00am
Hillside Presbyterian Church
2 N. High St., Greenville, PA
Rev. Sean Hall and Rev. Ray Brugler, co-officiating

Burial will be private in Shenango Valley Cemetery

Althea S. “Connie” Burns, age 90, of Hempfield Dr., Hempfield Twp., passed away Tuesday morning, March 28, 2017 in UPMC Horizon Greenville. 

She was born in New Castle, PA on June 22, 1926 to Charles E. and Edith (Roberts) Stritmater.  Connie was a 1944 graduate of Bellevue (Pa) High School and during the 1940's she was employed at Allis Chalmers in Pittsburgh. 

Connie was a member of Hillside Presbyterian Church, Greenville, where she served on the Board of Deacons, was named Hillside Member of The Year, and had sang in the choir for more than sixty years.

Connie was a past volunteer at the Good Shepherd Center, UPMC Horizon Greenville Hospitality Shop, and the Greenville Public Library.  She was an avid reader, card player and game player.  Faith and family were the focus of her life.  Connie will be remembered for her kind, generous and optimistic approach to all things. 

On September 20, 1946 she married Donald A. Woods, he passed away on November 20, 1977.  She then married William C. Burns on July 3, 1982 and he passed away on July 17, 2009. 

Survivors include, a daughter, Wendy Woods of York, PA, a son D. Scott Woods and his wife Linda of Greenville, a step-daughter, Amy Aiken and her husband Bob of Palm Coast, FL, two step-sons, David W. Burns and his wife Kathy of Palm Coast, FL and John W. Burns and his wife Kathryn of Pickerington, OH, two brothers, David Stritmater and his companion Ro of Mohawk, NY and Charles Stritmater of Winter Park, FL, five grandchildren, Jason Woods, Becky Woods, Alison Harbaugh, Erica Learn and Nathan Hoffman and two great-grandchildren, Molly and Owen Woods. 

She was preceded in death by her parents and both husbands.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hillside Presbyterian Church, 2 N. High St. Greenville, PA 16125 or to Southern Care Hospice, 16039 Conneaut Lake Rd., Meadville, PA 16335.



  1. Jim Straub Jim Straub
    March 29, 2017    

    Wendy, Scott, and family; I am saddened to learn of the loss of your Mom. She was a fine lady, friend, and former neighbor on Eagle Street a long time ago. Blessings and best of wishes!

  2. Tom Spargo GHS Class of 68 Tom Spargo GHS Class of 68
    March 29, 2017    

    my deepest sympathies to the family. She was always very good to me when I was in school with Scott and I always thought she was funny with a kinda subtle (not)
    sense of humor..

  3. Ron and Janet Christman Ron and Janet Christman
    March 29, 2017    

    Scott and Wendy
    We are so sorry to hear of Connie’s passing. We were in Sunday School together at Hill Side and always had such a great time. Your Mom was always so cheerful. She will be greatly missed I am sure. We have a lot of good memories of her when we lived in Greenville.

  4. Joseph & Ann Marie Fry (Consiglio) Joseph & Ann Marie Fry (Consiglio)
    April 1, 2017    

    Scott, Linda & the complete family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you Scott & Linda at this very sad moment in your life. May the wonderful memories of your mother be in your heart forever. Our Deepest Sympathies are with you & your complete family at this time of sorrow.

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