Nebraska Authors

Joan Rossiter Burney

Born 1928-10-30 Walthill, NE (USA)

Died 2019-07-13
Lincoln, NE (USA)

Hartington, NE (USA)
St. Michael's Cemetery

Joan Burney is widely known throughout Nebraska for her newspaper columns. Her columns appeared in Cedar County News, Norfolk Daily News, Sioux City Journal, Maverick Media Newspapers, Hastings Tribune, Missouri Valley Obvserver, Catholic Voice, Nebraska Farmer, Colorado Farmer, Rancher, Oklahoma and Texas Farmer Stockman, Nebraska Cattleman and, occasionally, Omaha World Herald, Catholic Digest, Common Lot and others.
Burney organized Grandparents against Drugs (GOAD) and was involved in setting up Mothers of Young Children programs.

Places Lived

Walthill, NE
Hartington, NE
Mesa, AZ
Lincoln, NE

Author Of

  • Journalism
  • Nonfiction


Motivational; Journalism--columns; Humor; Domestic Life


Bachelor of Arts Degree, 1973, Mount Marty College,Yankton, SD
Family Ministry Leadership Training, 1984, Creighton University, Omaha, NE
Master's Degree in Counseling, 1986, Wayne State College, Wayne, NE


American Mothers, Inc.

Places Worked

Freelance Writer


John H. Ames Reading Series, Featured Reader, 15 April 1993
Nebraska Mother of the Year 1991
National Mother of the Year 1991
Was named Communicator of Achievement by the National Federation of Press Women, June 1993


Grandparents against Drugs (GOAD)


Sharing the Faith With Your Child, Birth to Age Six. 1984.
The Keepers: Volume I. 1987.
Comes the Dawn: The Keepers, Volume II. l989.
Sharing the Faith With Your Child, Age 7-14. 1992.
Hyacinths to Feed the Soul: The Keepers, Volume III. 1997.

April 1993 Ames Reading Series program:

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