Aileen Burnett Lane of Tullahoma died Thursday, May 15, at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital in Murfreesboro at the age of 88.
Mrs. Lane was born in Hillsboro to the late John Harvey and Marjorie Conry Burnett. In her adult life, she worked as a bookkeeper for the Southern Standard newspaper and WBMC radio.
Mrs. Lane married the late Eugene Lane and they lived their life in Hillsboro, but got to see much of the country after their retirements. She was an active member in several clubs, including her Coffee County High School graduation class of 1943, the Golden Girls, and the Dessert and Giggles Group. She was a member of Hillsboro First United Methodist Church, but usually attended Sunday morning services at Morning Pointe, where she had been a resident for several years before her passing.
In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Lane was preceded in death by her son-in-law, Rickey Peek, and her sister, Nell Vanatta.
She is survived by two daughters, Dian Peek Rayfield and her husband Terry of Tullahoma, and Gayle Spencer and her husband Larry of Chattanooga; two sons, Charles B. Sartin of Murfreesboro, and Philip Sartin and his wife Phyllis of Bell Buckle; 12 grandchildren, Katie Peek Smith, Hunter Peek, Kevin Herndon, Amy Coady, Ashley Sartin, Misti Jackson-Derringer, Nathan Sartin, Joshua Sartin, Caleb Sartin, Hannah Sartin, Jill Rayfield and Natalie Rayfield; six great-grandchildren: Lindsay Herndon, Justin Herndon, Madeline Coady, Liza Grace Jackson, Avery Grace Smith and Hagan Derringer.
Funeral service will be held Sunday at 1 p.m. at Kilgore Funeral Home Chapel in Tullahoma with Rev. Paul Purdue and Rev. Mark Ashley officiating. Entombment will follow at Rose Hill Memorial Gardens.
(McMinnville, Tenn.) May 18, 2014