Helen M Burns

1943 - 2012

Mrs. Helen M. Burns, 69, of New Bloomfield, passed away Thursday, June 14, 2012, at St. Mary's Health Center. Helen was born on April 8, 1943, in Callaway County, a daughter of Floyd Sr. and Zella Gertrude Harris Allen. She was married on October 10, 1970, in Holts Summit, to Steven L. Burns. A lifelong resident of the central Missouri area, she was employed at Von Hoffmann Press for several years and with the Missouri Department of Revenue for 17 years in mail services until her retirement in 2003. She enjoyed quilting, sewing, crafts, and time in her garden. Most importantly, she loved spending time with her family and traveling with her husband during her retirement. Survivors include: her husband of 41 years, Steven Burns; three daughters, Toni Trimble and her husband Rick of Ozark, Zella Barnes and her husband Bill of Fulton, and Lisa Schaffer of New Bloomfield; one son, Darren Burns of New Bloomfield; three sisters, Cartie Wolfe and her husband Jerry of Linn, Maggie Burns and her husband Charles of Holts Summit, and Terry Klick and her husband John of Fulton; two brothers, Kenneth "Sonny" Allen of Fulton and Wallace "Doc" Allen and his wife Debbie of Fulton; 12 grandchildren, Willy, Teddy, Cory, Joe, Donna, Brent, Tiffani, Nikki, Erica, Matthew, Kyra, and Megan; 12 great-grandchildren, Meghan, Reilly, Conner, Codi, Jayden, Payton, Braxton, Cole, Wyatt, Gavin, Isabella, and Bri. She was preceded in death by: her parents; one daughter, Jenny Lynn Burns on March 22, 1972; two sisters, Betty Witt and Susie Estes; and two brothers, Floyd Allen Jr. and Randall Leroy Allen. Visitation will be at Freeman Mortuary from 4-7 p.m., Monday, June 18, 2012. Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m., Tuesday, June 19, 2012, in the Freeman Chapel with the Reverend Jim Shaver officiating. Graveside services and interment will be held at Hawthorn Memorial Gardens. Those desiring may make memorial contributions to American Lung Association. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Freeman Mortuary. www.freemanmortuary.com