OBITUARY

Ruth Burns

August 19, 1932February 28, 2019
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Ruth Burns, 86, of Fort Smith, Arkansas passed away Thursday, February 28, 2019 in a Fort Smith hospital. She was retired after 28 years as a secretary in the nursing department from West Ark Community College. She was a member of West-Ark Church of Christ and the widow of Lee Burns.

Funeral service will be 10 a.m., Saturday, March 2 at West Ark Church of Christ with burial at Hartford Memorial Park under the direction of McConnell Funeral Home in Greenwood. Viewing will be Friday from 2 – 7:30 p.m. at Edwards Funeral Home in Fort Smith, where the family will visit with friends from 5 – 6:30 p.m.

She is survived by two sons, Phillip Burns and wife, Cindy of Fort Smith and David Burns and wife, Annona of Fort Smith; two brothers, Bill Yowell of Fort Smith and Ron Yowell of Bentonville; one sister, Glenda Hutchens of Waldron; two grandchildren, Amy Burns and Race Burns and three great grandchildren, Addyson, Ashlyn and Asher.

Pallbearers will be Billy Yowell, John Yowell, Noel Yowell, Mike Williams, Jeff Tucker and Ron Orick. Honorary pallbearers will be Race Burns and Scott James.

  • FAMILY

  • Mrs. Burns is survived by two sons, Phillip Burns and wife, Cindy of Fort Smith and David Burns and wife, Annona of Fort Smith; two brothers, Bill Yowell of Fort Smith and Ron Yowell of Bentonville; one sister, Glenda Hutchens of Waldron; two grandchildren, Amy Burns and Race Burns and three great grandchildren, Addyson, Ashlyn and Asher.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Ron Orick, Active
  • Jeff Tucker, Active
  • John Yowell, Active
  • Noel Yowell, Active
  • Billy Yowell, Active
  • Mike Williams, Active
  • Race Burns, Honorary
  • Scott James, Honorary

Services

  • Funeral Service Saturday, March 2, 2019
REMEMBERING

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Allen Young

March 2, 2019

So sorry to hear about your mom! She was an amazing woman and I have many fond memories of her. As a next door neighbor and in her role at Westark when I was a paramedic student. Phillip, David , and I became good friends throughout high school. I pray that God will ease your pain during this difficult time.

Nancy Moore

March 2, 2019

I remember Ruth from her Westark employee days. She was a lively, friendly gal who loved her family. She had a kind heart and was a special lady. Treasure your good memories. She was truly one of a kind.

Amy Burns

March 1, 2019

We miss you & love you so much Gigi. We are so happy that you are finally back with grandpa. Thank you for being our Gigi & for always loving us. You were so so loved. You are so very missed. Thank you for the kiss!

Love,
Amy, Ashlyn & Asher

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Biography

Ruth Burns, 86, of Fort Smith, Arkansas passed away Thursday, February 28, 2019 in a Fort Smith hospital. She was retired after 28 years as a secretary in the nursing department from West Ark Community College. She was a member of West-Ark Church of Christ and the widow of Lee Burns.

Funeral service will be 10 a.m., Saturday, March 2 at West Ark Church of Christ with burial at Hartford Memorial Park under the direction of McConnell Funeral Home in Greenwood. Viewing will be Friday from 2 – 7:30 p.m. at Edwards Funeral Home in Fort Smith, where the family will visit with friends from 5 – 6:30 p.m.

She is survived by two sons, Phillip Burns and wife, Cindy of Fort Smith and David Burns and wife, Annona of Fort Smith; two brothers, Bill Yowell of Fort Smith and Ron Yowell of Bentonville; one sister, Glenda Hutchens of Waldron; two grandchildren, Amy Burns and Race Burns and three great grandchildren, Addyson, Ashlyn and Asher.

Pallbearers will be Billy Yowell, John Yowell, Noel Yowell, Mike Williams, Jeff Tucker and Ron Orick. Honorary pallbearers will be Race Burns and Scott James.