Lois Edna Burns

May 20, 1924June 8, 2019

Lois Edna Burns, age 95 of Independence, MO, passed away Saturday, June 8, 2019, at CenterPoint Medical Center, Independence, MO.

She was born in Eagleville, Missouri May 20, 1924, the daughter of Cary William and Ina Harrison. She was married to the love of her life, Hugh J Burns for over 40 years, and he preceded her in death on July 25, 1988. She was a secretary at JC Penney Company for over 30 years. She was very active with the American Legion and loved to dance and participated in all the dances they held. She was of the Methodist Faith.

She is survived by one son, Milton Burns (Victoria) of Broadway Heights, Ohio, two grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by: her parents, her husband, and her siblings, Thomas and Dorothy.


  • Visitation Wednesday, June 12, 2019
  • Graveside Service Wednesday, June 12, 2019


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Deanna Hughes

July 7, 2019

When the Burns' moved in next door to the Nichols family, a long-term friendship began! We were always convinced we had the best neighbors on the block! Our entire family has been impacted by Lois' death. Milton, our family extends many prayers and good wishes to you and your family.
The family of Marvin and Ila Nichols (Linda, Deanna, Ron & Paula)

Teresa & Bill Pierce

June 17, 2019

So sorry to hear of Aunt Lois' passing. She gave me my all-time favorite Christmas present. A pair of denim "trousers" -- they gave me the boost of confidence I needed. She loved life and wanted the best for those around her.
She and Uncle Hugh were a well-matched truly wonderful couple. They quietly opened my eyes to a larger world. My memories are very sweet ones.
Sharing in your loss,

Carla & Randy Hillyard

June 17, 2019

So sorry to hear of Aunt Lois passing. She was such a nice lady and truly fun to be around. I remember my brother, JC, saying I laughed like her, I think that's awesome. Randy & I joined her at the American Legion once and really enjoyed ourselves. I will miss our phone conversations and card messages. She was one very dear lady.
Love you Aunt Lois.