On Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019, Eva Elaine Burns, loving wife and mother of two sons, passed away at the age of 72.
Elaine was born Eva Elaine Kruse on March 3, 1947, to David and Maxine Kruse of Big Creek, Mo. She received her education degree from the University of Missouri- Columbia and had a 25-year career teaching throughout the country. In 1969, she met married John Burns. They raised two sons, Steve and Jeff.
In addition to her family, Elaine enjoyed many activities throughout her life, including genealogy, sewing, quilting and cooking. She particularly enjoyed teaching sewing and cooking to her granddaughter Emily. She was a voracious reader with a quick mind and generous heart.
Elaine was preceded in death by her father, David; her mother, Maxine; and her brother, David.
She is survived by John; her two children, Steve and Jeff; daughter-in-law, Debbie; a granddaughter, Emily; her brother, Gary; and several cousins, nieces, nephews and many friends.
A celebration of life is 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16, with Pastor Matt Taylor officiating. Internment will be in Hazelwood Cemetery, Springfield.