|Birth: ||Nov. 4, 1883|
|Death: ||Oct. 6, 1934|
Lon E. Burns, 51, former city marshal of Steele, died suddenly as he reached his home about 11 o'clock Saturday night after he had returned from attending a show. Mr. Burns, complained of feeling bad as he went home, and death overtook him as he reached his room.
This community in his passing experienced another shock in the loss of a citizen, well known and liked by everybody from the school children he had watched across the highway in safety to his comrades and friends on the streets and in this community. He had been in poor health but was not aware of any serious condition.
Funeral services were conducted Monday at the Methodist Church by his former teacher, Rev. W.M. Duncan, assisted by Rev. M.A. Massey. It was a large funeral cortege that paid last tribute to a comrade and good fellow. The community extended sincerest sympathy to his mother, children, brother and sister in their loss, and paid a just tribute to the memory of one they loved.
Burial was made in Mt. Zion Cemetery. German Undertaking Co. in charge.
Lon E. Burns was born near Steele, Nov. 4, 1883. He died very suddenly at his home in this city Saturday evening, Oct. 6, 1934, about 11:15 o'clock, at the age of 51 years and one month. In October 1916, Mr. Burns was united in marriage to Lillie Mooney, and to this union three children, Sylvia, Buddy, and Peggy Joyce, were born, all of whom are left to mourn his departure. He is also survived by his aged mother, Mrs. Sarah Burns, of this city, a brother, Ernest, who lives near Steele, one sister, Mrs. Kitty Laden, of Blytheville, several nephews and nieces, and a great many friends.
Mr. Burns spent the greater part of his life in and around Steele, and numbered his friends, by those with whom he came in contact. For several years he was chief of police of Steele, in which capacity he earned the respect and confidence of many. The community is saddened at the loss of this man, who was honored and loved by all who knew him.
Steele Enterprise - Steele, Missouri - Thursday, October 11, 1934
Sarah Ann Manning Burns (1858 - 1937)
Lillie J. Mooney Tharpe (1900 - 1982)*
Sylvia Jan Burns Fanning (1917 - 1982)*
Lon Leland Burns (1921 - 1993)*
Peggy J. Coppage (1932 - 1998)*
Nettie Holland Faires (1876 - 1931)*
Dovie Burns Brown (1882 - 1909)*
Daisy Burns Back (1882 - 1908)*
Lon E. Burns (1883 - 1934)
Earnest Burns (1886 - 1962)*
Mack Van Burns (1888 - 1929)*
Logan Pinkie Burns (1892 - 1933)*
Katherine Burns Laden (1899 - 1962)*
Mount Zion Cemetery
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Record added: Jun 19, 2010
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