Richard Charles Burns

May 13, 1934February 20, 2019

Richard Charles Burns, age 84, of Independence, Missouri passed away on Wednesday February 20, 2019. Richard was born May 13, 1934 in Kansas City, Missouri to parents Richard and Esther "Louise" Burns. He graduated from Northeast High School in 1952. In September of 1956, he and his brother Gene joined the Army and were stationed at Hart Island in New York City. He worked for Lipton Tea Company and retired after more than 25 years in 1995. He was an avid reader and enjoyed educating himself on new subjects. As well as working full-time, he graduated in 1993 with a degree in Liberal-Arts from UMKC. He is survived by his children, Richard "Rick" (Charlene) Burns and Bronwen (Leroy) Hinson; grandchildren, Nicolas, Kelley, and Richard Burns, and Harrison Stallings; and siblings, Gene, Ronald, Elaine, Dennis, Larry, and Donald; and many nieces, nephews, and friends to cherish his memory.


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Jana Thompson

March 14, 2019


You will be missed. You were like a father to me, when I needed one the most. Thank for you for everything, including making me laugh. I will miss your smile and easy nature. Every time I find a screw or nail, you come to mind. Bless you and Rest in Peace.

Gene Burne

February 28, 2019

Dick, Jerry and I called ourselves the “Three Musketeers.” We played in the woods and the cave and had so much fun together. The three of us
were inseparable during our childhood. Dick and I also spent three years together in the New York City. Dick bought me my first bicycle. (I think I was fourteen).

Memories of Dick will always be with me.

Peggy Burns

February 27, 2019

My heart is saddened by the death of Dick. My mind is swirling with many memories too...just as others are recalling days and events gone bye. May those who knew and loved comforted by their memories. May your memories become a healing balm as you grieve your loss.
My love, prayers,and hugs to all who will miss Dick. Peggy✝️🙏❤️