Obituary of J. W. Burns
Submitted by Carol L. Macdonald January 22, 2001
Stafford Courier, September 21, 1913
Mrs. M. E. Salmon was called to her sister's near Huntsville last Thursday morning on account of the serious illness of her father, J. W. Burns. She got there only a few minutes before he passed away. The funeral was held at the church at Plevna Sunday Morning and burial was at the cemetery near there, by the side of his wife who died about ten years ago. A good many of people from here attended the funeral as this had been the home of Mr. Burns for years. The family here have the sympathy of their many friends in their hour of sorrow. The two sons from Illinois mad a short visit with their sister Mrs. Salmon
from Stafford Courier, October 30, 1930
J. W. Burns
Joseph William Burns was born near Sterling, Kansas, September 2, 1882, and died at his home near Partridge, Kansas October 25, 1930. aged 48 years, 1 month and 23 days
At the age of 16 he was converted uniting with the United Brethren church near Sylvia. After his marriage to Miss Inez Anderson in 1904 they moved to their home near Stafford, and united with the Eureka Methodist church, where he retained his membership until the time of his death.
To Mr. and Mrs. Burns were born seven children, two of whom died in infancy. The five children who survive the father are: Mrs. Neoma Buckley, Partridge, Calvin, Beryl, LaVerne and Layton, all of Partridge and one granddaughter, Mary Inez Buckley. The mother died in 1923, and to the father fell the care of the family. In February of 1923 he was married to Mrs. Dora Davis, who with her children, still survive the deceased.
There also remain to mourn his untimely departure, three brothers and seven sisters;
Mr. Lloyd Burns, Mr. Charles Burns, both of Stafford, and Mr. Frank Burns of Oakland, Ill; Mrs. A. O. Manges, Hutchinson, Mrs. Robert Fuller, Stafford; Mrs. Ross Syphord, Stafford, Miss Leota Burns, Stafford; Mrs Blanche Salmon, Stafford; Mrs. Jack Lamb, Rolla KS, Mrs. Clem Volker, Stafford. The last named sister made her home with Mr. and Mrs. Burns until her marriage in 1915 to Mr. Volker.
Many other relatives and a host of friends and Neighbors remain, all of whom speak in the highest terms of the Christian character and cheerful radiant disposition of the loved one.
Funeral services were held in the Stafford Methodist church Monday, October 17 at 2:30 PM the Rev. W. V. Culver, pastor of the Methodist church at Partridge, was in charge, assisted by Rev. E. M. Fly and the Rev.
T. F. Swanson. Interment was in the Stafford cemetery.