Eva Burns

Elaine Burns

Monday, March 3rd, 1947 Tuesday, August 13th, 2019

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Obituary for Elaine Burns

On Tuesday, August 13, 2019, Eva Elaine Burns, loving wife and mother of two sons, passed away at the age of 72.
Elaine was born Eva Elaine Kruse on March 3, 1947 to David and Maxine Kruse of Big Creek, MO. She received her Education degree from the University of Missouri- Columbia and had a 25 year career teaching throughout the country. In 1969, she met married John Burns. They raised two sons, Steve and Jeff.
In addition to her family, Elaine enjoyed many activities throughout her life. Genealogy, sewing, quilting, and cooking. She particularly enjoyed teaching sewing and cooking to her granddaughter Emily. She was a voracious reader with a quick mind and generous heart.
Elaine is preceded in death by her father, David, her mother, Maxine, and her brother, David. She is survived by John, her two children Steve and Jeff, daughter-in-law Debbie, a granddaughter Emily, her brother Gary, and several cousins, nieces, nephews, and many friends.
A visitation will be held at Greenlawn Funeral Home - South (441 Battlefield) on Thursday, August 15th from 6-8 p.m. A celebration of life will be held at 2 p.m. Friday August 16th with Pastor Matt Taylor officiating. Internment is at Hazelwood Cemetery in Springfield.

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  • Visitation

    Thursday, August 15th, 2019 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Greenlawn Funeal Home South
    441 West Battlefield
    Springfield, Missouri
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    Thursday, August 15th, 2019
    6:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Service

    Friday, August 16th, 2019 | 2:00pm
    Greenlawn Funeral Home - South Springfield
    441 West Battlefield
    Springfield, MO
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email |
    Friday, August 16th, 2019
    Pastor Matt Taylor
  • Interment

    Friday, August 16th, 2019 | 3:30pm
    Hazelwood Cemetery
    1642 E. Seminole Street
    Friday, August 16th, 2019

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