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Palma M. Sirr, 76

Palma M. Sirr, 76, of Cottage Grove, Minn., was born Feb. 26, 1938, in Rice Lake, Wis., and passed away at home on April 29.

Preceded in death by her parents, Vera (Norwick) and Louis Mark; and her first husband Ray Burrows.

Survived by husband of 38 years, Robert; daughters Susan Burrows of Eagan, Minn., and Ann Adkinson of Tacoma, Wash.

Polly was a graduate of St. Olaf College (BA Chemistry and Mathematics), Univ. of Wisconsin (MA in Mathematics Education) and Univ. of St. Thomas (MA in Gifted Education). She worked as resource coordinator of gifted student services and retired from the Rosemount School District in 1996.

Memorial service at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 14, followed by reception at All Saints Lutheran, 8100 Belden Blvd., Cottage Grove. Interment at Nora Cemetery, Rice Lake.

In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to All Saints Lutheran Church, Heifer International, or Friends In Need Food Bank.