Obituaries detail

Julia Burns Kierst
Feb 25,1947---Mar 28,2017

Julie Kierst, age 70, Kansas City, MO passed on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at home with her family by her side.



Julie was the daughter of Robert L. Burns and Mary Jane Burns. She was born on February 25th, 1947 in Kansas City, MO. Julie was preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Mary Burns Gayley. She was the last of her family.



Julie was a graduate of Loretto Academy and The Sisters of Charity School of Nursing at Providence Hospital. In Julie’s career, she worked at Lakeside Hospital, Research Medical Center, Kansas City, MO School District and the Jackson County Juvenile Court. Julie enjoyed the performing arts and art museums of Kansas City.



Julie was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother.  She was a committed, professional Registered Nurse from 1969 until the time of her death.  Julie was a proud citizen of Kansas City, MO her entire life and a faithful Kansas City Royals fan in good seasons and bad.



Julie was married on October 7, 1967 to David Wm. Kierst Jr.  She is survived by her husband and her loving family: David Robert Kierst, son, and his wife, Shannon, and their children, Abigail and Benjamin; Rachel Kathleen DelCarmen, daughter, and her husband, John, and their sons, Liam and Kieran. Julie is also survived by lifelong friend, Pat Butel James.



Julie and her family appreciate the kind and compassionate care that she received from Crossroads Hospice & Palliative Care.



The family suggests a memorial donation may be made to the Kansas City Symphony, the Kansas City Ballet, the Coterie Theatre or the Quality Hill Playhouse in lieu of flowers.


Marge Randle Apr 02 ,2017

Business ,Kansas City ,Missouri

Dear David, Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers during this time. Sincerely, Marge Randle

Anne IGNAC Lattimer Apr 02 ,2017

Nursing 1968 classmate ,Shawnee ,Kansas

Julie was my nursing classmate from Sisters of Charity School of Nursing in KCKS. Julie was so bright and a wonderful nurse. Everyone in our class thought well of her. 'Tho I did not see Julie over the years, our class reunions always wondered how and where she was. We always spoke highly of her. May she rest in heaven where she surely belongs. Anne IGNAC Lattimer, retired RN

Maxine Girardin Rasmus Apr 02 ,2017

Loretto Lower School Secretary ,Kansas City ,Missouri

So sorry to hear of Julie's passing. We would chat at Starlight Theatre over the years. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

james h bell Apr 03 ,2017

david, so sorry for your loss. what a beautiful soul. It will shine when it shines. Peace, jim

Elaine Hines Apr 03 ,2017

Former Family Court Employee ,Kansas City ,Kansas

I am so sorry for your family's loss.

Gayle Millard Apr 04 ,2017

friend ,Indep. ,Missouri

So sorry to hear about Julie passing. Julie & I worked together at Research.. She was a wonderful nurse. You could always count on the shift going smoothly when Julie was on duty. She was such a good person. Her family is in my thoughts & prayers.