Joe A. Burns, 86, of Springfield, died at 12:10 pm, Saturday, March 9, 2013, at Hickory Glen. He was born July 14, 1926, in Steele, Missouri, to Hubert E. and Nettie E. Duniven Burns. He married Norma Oldridge on February 3, 1952, and she preceded him in death on December 18, 2004. His parents also preceded him in death.
Survivors include one daughter, Marybeth (Donald) Evans of Springfield; two sons, Craig Edward (Susan) Burns and Brian Patrick (Mary) Burns both of Springfield; five grandchildren, Margaret, Charlie and Annie Burns and Logan and Rachel Evans; two brothers, Ken (Sue) Burns of Taylor, MI, and Bill Burns of Sebring, FL, and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Joe was a U.S. Army Air Force Veteran serving during World War II. He was a member of the American Legion Post 32 and Elks Lodge #158. He enjoyed gardening and reading. He graduated from the University of Missouri –Columbia with a degree in Business Administration. He retired from Illinois Plumbing and Heating, as Vice President in March, 1988.
Visitation: 4-7 pm, Wednesday, March 13, 2013, at Staab Funeral Home.
Funeral Service: 11 am, Thursday, March 14, 2013, at Staab Funeral Home with Deacon Al Laabs officiating. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Martin de Porres.