Harold Cleveland Burns, 65, Nevada, passed away on Wednesday, March 12, 2008, at Medicalodge, in Nevada, following a lengthy illness. He was born May 16, 1942, in Climax Springs, Mo., to John Leonard Burns and Velma Victoria Rogers.
Harold was born and reared in Climax Springs, and graduated from high school there. Following high school, he entered the United States Army, where he served for three years. After his service, he went to live and work in Kansas City. He was a United States Marshall for 11 years, drove a truck for several years and retired as a security guard from Union Station, in 2004. Harold has lived in Nevada since October 2006.
Survivors include two sons, Jeff Burns, of Nevada, and Kenneth Burns, of Portland, Ore.; nine grandchildren, one great-granddaughter; two brothers, Eldon Burns, of Edwards, Mo., and Earl Burns, of Climax Springs; two sisters, Berniece Hood, of Camdenton, Mo., and Carolen Hooper, of Hermitage, Mo., and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by one son, Tom Burns, his parents, five brothers and one sister.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Monday, March 11, 2008, at Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada, with Floyd Dake officiating. Interment will follow in National Cemetery, in Fort Scott, where Military Rites will be conducted. Friends may call now and until the hour of service and the family receives friends from 5 until 7 p.m., on Sunday, at the funeral home.
Those who wish may contribute to the family in care of Ferry Funeral Home, in Nevada.
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