Mavis M. Dauphinee

Mavis M. Dauphinee

Mavis M. Dauphinee

June 29, 1926 – May 4, 2018

Mavis M. (Burton) Dauphinee, 91, wife of Norman G. Dauphinee of Wilber, died May 4, 2018, in Wilber. She was born June 29, 1926, in Bingham to George and Aileen (Cook) Burton. Mavis graduated from Curtis Agricultural High School in 1944 and attended Doane College for two years before transferring to Vanderbilt University, majoring in public health nursing. She graduated in 1950 with a registered nursing degree before nursing in California, Colorado and New York.

On July 11, 1954, she was united in marriage to Norman G. Dauphinee. Together they returned to the Buffalo area, living 30 years in Tonawanda, New York, where Mavis worked for area doctors and the Erie County Health Department. She was a member of Plymouth Congregational Church in Buffalo, New York and then Plymouth Congregational United Church of Christ in Crete. Mavis enjoyed reading, traveling and serving as a Sunday school superintendent and Girl Scout leader. Retiring in 1985, the couple moved to Alliance, where Mavis owned and operated the used bookstore, Friends and Neighbors, for nearly 20 years. They moved to Wilber in 2007. The couple observed their 62nd anniversary on July 11, 2016.

Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Susan and Matthew Zimmer-Dauphinee of Conyers, Georgia; Sarah and Kenneth Brown of Crete; Karen Butler of Richardson, Texas; sister-in-law, Ruth Burton of Arizona; grandchildren, Charlotte Brown, Colin Irons, Shelby Butler, Melissa Heilman, David Heilman, Jacob Zimmer-Dauphinee and James and Cate Faulkner; and great-grandchildren, Dawson and Fiona Heilman.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Norman Dauphinee; brother, John Burton; and son-in-law, Scott Butler.

A funeral service was held May 9, 2018, at Kuncl Funeral Home in Wilber, with the Rev. Kathy Rahorst officiating. Burial was in Riverside Cemetery in Crete. Memorial contributions will go to the staff of the Wilber Care Center. Condolences may be sent to the family at

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