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PERKINS JOURNAL-THURSDAY, AUGUST 21,1997 inWted . . . family of Lula will be hosting a irthday party on August 24th from p.m. at 500 N. Perkins. Your be gift enough. Obituary New Athletic Director Syrena Alice Weilmuenster Services for Syrena Alice Weilmuenster, 84, of Stillwater were held Saturday, August 16, Pending school board ap- 1997, at Strode Chapel. Inter- proval in September, Jerry ment was at Fairlawn Cemetery Burnett will be taking over the by Dr. James P. Gragg. duties of Perkins-Tryon High Born February 26, 1913 near School Athletic Director fi)r tim Cushing; Oklahoma to Ben Clo- 1997/98 school year. ver and Merl Syrena (Schlegel) Burnett, who is already tak- Wedelin, she attended Schlegel ing over the A.D responsibilities and Primrose schools, and after being selected by the ad- graduated from Ripley High ministration, replaces Lance School. She then attended OSU Miller. Miller resigned to take an where she graduated with a administrative job with the Bachelor of Science degree. She Glencoe school system. was a bookkeeper, homemaker, Burnett is in his sixth year and taught school at Olive the as head coach of the 1996 state first year after graduation and runner-up Lady Dem ms basket- at Fox schools for two years, ball program and has a 92 win/ She is predeceased by her29 loss record here. He has a ca- parents and husband, John reer record of 177 wins and 77 Phillip Weilmuenster, whom she losses and is in his 13th year in married in Cushing, Oklahoma education. on August 15, 1936. He will get the opportunity to improve on that career record as She was a 50-year member he will be coaching the girls var- of the Stillwater Chapter No. 54 sity again this year. Order of Eastern Star, a mem- Superintendent of Schools ber of Kappa Phi, United Meth- Jim Hyder has indicated that the odist Women, PTA, Girls Scouts A.D. and coaching job need to be troop leader, Stillwater Women's two separate positions and that Club, RotaryAnns, and Lakeside they will have to find a new girls Golf Association. She was an ac- head coach next year. tive member of First United The Perkins Journal is Methodist Church. aware of at least one other ap- Survivors include her son, plicant in addition to Burnett Robert John "Bob" that applied for the A..D, .iob.. WeilmuensterofHouston, Texas;Head Demon Basketball (