Mary Jane Burns
June 9, 1954 – May 10, 2018
Mary Jane Burns, age 63, passed away on Thursday, May 10, 2018 at Midland Memorial Hospital in Midland, Texas. She was born June 9, 1954 in Wichita, Kansas. In 1972, she graduated from Wichita South High School and then with a Bachelor’s in Music Education in 1977 from Emporia State University. She received her Master’s degree in Music Education in 1996 from Wichita State University. on July 28, 1984, she married James “Jim” Burns in Woodland Park, Colorado. She shared her love of music in her work as an orchestra teacher for a total of 35 years in various cities across Kansas, Montana, Washington, and Texas. Mary touched the lives of many as a teacher, wife, mother, grandmother, community volunteer and friend. She enjoyed sewing, knitting, crocheting, gardening and camping. Her favorite memories were her wedding to Jim, her son Nathaniel being born, and going on family vacations. She is preceded in death by her parents Carmen Sylvester and Juanita (Barton) Robinson, her brother-in-law Scott Hollander and her nephew Scott “Scooter” Allen Hollander. Mary is survived by her husband Jim; son Nate, his wife Keri and grandson Levi; her sister Carol Rose Hollander and her children and grandchildren; her brother James “Jimmy” Rollin Robinson, his wife Wendy and their children and grandchild. Visitation will be held Tuesday, May 15, 2018 from 6-8pm at Ellis Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 11am Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church in Midland, Texas. Burial will follow Thursday in Leander, Texas.
- James "Jim" Burns, Husband
- Nate Burns and wife Keri, Son
- Levi Burns, Grandson
- Sister Carol Rose Hollander and her children and grandchildren; her brother James “Jimmy” Rollin Robinson, his wife Wendy and their children and grandchild.
- Visitation Tuesday, May 15, 2018
- Funeral Service Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Mary Jane Burns
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May 18, 2018
Carol, Jim and Wendy, and the rest of your families - so sorry to hear of the passing of Mary. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Take care and cherish the memory of good times spent together.
Gary and Diane Melody
Gloria Jean Garland
May 17, 2018
I'm so sorry to hear of Mary Jane's passing. I remember well the times we shared at Grandma Robinson's house, playing on the hill behind, dressing up in all kinds of crazy things. My thoughts and prayers go to Jim and Nathaniel and to Carol Rose and her family and Jimmy and his family. May God hold you close and give you comfort.
May 16, 2018
Hi Jim and Nathaniel-
I am very sorry for your loss. This is never an easy time in life. I knew your wife/mom through Boy Scouts years back, and seeing her at Hancock's Fabrics in Midland. All we can hold on to is memories of the life that was lived. I let Robert know about the passing. He was always asking me about Nate and what he is doing. Just know Mike and I are saddened and hope that you are in comfort with God's grace.
Mike and Denise Ross