OBITUARY

Helen Marie Burns

February 24, 1931February 7, 2021
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Helen Marie Burns, 89, of Terre Haute, passed away on Sunday, February 7, 2021 at Gibson Family Center for Hospice. She was born on February 24, 1931, in Pimento to Carl and Inez (Nelson) Keller. She married James William Burns on August 6, 1949.

Helen is survived by her beloved husband of nearly 72 years, James Burns of Terre Haute; sons, Dave Burns and wife Jerri of Brazil and Paul Burns and wife Carolyn of Terre Haute; sisters, Wilma Jean Hedges and Judy Wilson; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, James Michael Burns; and a sister, Dorothy Trump.

Helen was a devoted wife to James and mother to her three sons, leading their Cub Scout Troop and making sure they were well cared for and loved. She enjoyed camping, golfing, and square dancing with her husband. The two were inseparable. They enjoyed travelling with each other and with their square dancing group. They were true snowbirds, wintering in Florida every year and beachcombing hand-in-hand. Helen was an avid reader and especially enjoyed a good mystery novel. Most of all, she cherished the time she spent with her husband, sons, and grandchildren. She will be truly missed.

Visitation will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. on Wednesday at Roselawn Funeral Home. A funeral ceremony will take place at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, at the funeral home with Pastor Larry Lilly officiating. Helen will be laid to rest in Roselawn Memorial Park. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.roselawnfuneralhome.net

Services

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, February 10, 2021

  • Funeral Ceremony

    Wednesday, February 10, 2021

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Mike Kress

February 9, 2021

My name is Mike Kress and have known the Burns for most
of my life. I was a paper boy in Farmersburg, knew then then.
I was Mrs. Burns mom and dad's neighbor as a child. Inez and
Carl Keller. Both were wonderful people. Then after i was
married to JoAnne (Orman) Kress. We moved to Southwood
Sub. and lived about 4 houses from them. I would stop about
once a week or so. They would thank me for stopping and seeing
how they are doing. Mr. Burns was failing and he thought she
could pick him up and like she told me i can't pick him up.
Then i heard she fell and hurt herself. The guy next door was
telling me. I really hated to hear this. They both are two of the
nicest people i have ever known. I will miss going there and
knowing them.
Mike Kress
812-299-0017

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Biography

Helen Marie Burns, 89, of Terre Haute, passed away on Sunday, February 7, 2021 at Gibson Family Center for Hospice. She was born on February 24, 1931, in Pimento to Carl and Inez (Nelson) Keller. She married James William Burns on August 6, 1949.

Helen is survived by her beloved husband of nearly 72 years, James Burns of Terre Haute; sons, Dave Burns and wife Jerri of Brazil and Paul Burns and wife Carolyn of Terre Haute; sisters, Wilma Jean Hedges and Judy Wilson; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, James Michael Burns; and a sister, Dorothy Trump.

Helen was a devoted wife to James and mother to her three sons, leading their Cub Scout Troop and making sure they were well cared for and loved. She enjoyed camping, golfing, and square dancing with her husband. The two were inseparable. They enjoyed travelling with each other and with their square dancing group. They were true snowbirds, wintering in Florida every year and beachcombing hand-in-hand. Helen was an avid reader and especially enjoyed a good mystery novel. Most of all, she cherished the time she spent with her husband, sons, and grandchildren. She will be truly missed.

Visitation will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. on Wednesday at Roselawn Funeral Home. A funeral ceremony will take place at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, at the funeral home with Pastor Larry Lilly officiating. Helen will be laid to rest in Roselawn Memorial Park. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.roselawnfuneralhome.net