Anna Ruth Burns

September 9, 1928March 12, 2018

Services for Anna Ruth Burns, 89, of Terrell, TX are scheduled for 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, March 14, 2018, at Eubank Funeral Chapel in Canton, TX with Bro. Todd Peavey officiating.

Interment will be at Haven of Memories Memorial Park in Canton.

Anna passed away March 12, 2018, in Terrell, TX.

She was born September 9, 1928, in Leonard, TX to Bryan Jennings and Clarice Smith Briggs.

Anna grew up in Leonard, TX and graduated from Leonard High School. In April,1974, she married Walt Burns and moved to Mesquite, TX. She enjoyed arts and crafts, mowing her yard, working puzzles and crocheting. She was a Baptist by faith.

Preceding Anna in death are her parents; husbands, James Weldon Darst, Frank Miller and Walt Burns; grandson, Weldon Ford; grandson, Matthew Mahan; six brothers and sisters.

She is survived by her daughter, Judy Ford of Terrell; daughter, Jan Mahan and husband, Gayland of Terrell; son, James Darst and wife, Jewell of Mineola; seven grandchildren, fourteen great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren.

Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.


  • Judy Ford, Daughter
  • Jan & Gayland Mahan, Daughter
  • James and Jewell Darst, Son
  • Bryan Jennings Briggs, Father
  • Clarice Smith Briggs, Mother
  • James Weldon Darst, Husband
  • Frank Miller, Husband
  • Walt Burns, Husband
  • Weldon Ford, Grandson
  • Matthew Mahan, Grandson
  • Anna also leaves behind seven grandchildren, fourteen great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren.

    She also is preceded in death by six brothers and sisters.


  • Visitation Wednesday, March 14, 2018
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Anna Ruth Burns

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Linda Lewis Wells

March 15, 2018

Judy, Jan and Jimmy,
You are in our thoughts and prayers for strength and courage to endure the coming days. And may your Mom's memories bring you comfort and peace. Ruth was a special lady to our family and she will be missed by many friends. Her caring ways made her a beautiful lady.

Marsha Johnson

March 14, 2018

I always enjoyed spending time with Aunt Ruth! She was a special lady. At one of our reunions, she called me into a bedroom where she had some Afghans that she had made. She wanted me to pick one and I picked a red, white, blue one. I will love it forever! May God richly bless you all!

Brian Campbell

March 13, 2018

Sorry to hear the sad news, Rip Ruth. we truely enjoyed the times we got to spend with Ruth and Walt when they would visit in California and even more when we traveled to there home in Texas. Never thought it would be that much fun at a flea market in Canton. The both of them will be dearly missed. We love you!!

The Campbell's
Brian, Dawn, Kendra , Kerstin.

Sandy Gorum

March 13, 2018

Jimmy, Judy, Jan, & Families,

I’m so sorry for the passing of Ruth. My deepest sympathy for the family and those who loved and cherished her most. Ruth was always so kind to me and my children (Cody, Colten, & Caden) from the first day I met her. She certainly earned her Angel wings during her time here on Earth. God Bless you all and may God give you strength through the days ahead without her.

Sandy Gorum