Obituaries detail

Helen Elizabeth Burns, Age: 91
Feb 26, 1929 - Nov 09, 2020

Helen Elizabeth Burns (nee Smith) passed away peacefully on Monday November 9, 2020 at the age of 91. 

Born in St. Louis, MO on February 26, 1929 to Anna V and Carl C Smith, She was the oldest of 4 siblings who preceded her in death: Leroy (Bud) Smith of Napoleon, MO,  Eugene Smith of Avon Park, FL and Doris Young of Independence, MO.

She leaves behind her 3 children Paul David Chapman of Independence, MO, Bruce D Chapman of Independence, MO and Tina Y Harrison of Lawson,MO,  7 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild.  

She also leaves behind many nieces, nephews, cousins and many loving friends who will miss her dearly.

Her ashes will be interred at Mount Olivet Catholic Cemetery in Kansas City, MO at a later date to be announced by the family. 

We as a family would wish to thank all the healthcare workers who took such good care of our mother allowing us to be able to have her with us for such a long time. We have been truly blessed and she is now resting in the loving arms of her family.


Donna Elizabeth Teague Nov 15 ,2020

Grandchild ,Kansas City ,Missouri

My grandmother will truly be missed.

Stacy McCort Nov 15 ,2020

Granddaughter ,Schertz ,Texas

Will miss your sweet smile, twinkling eyes, and your loving heart. May you rest in eternal peace and grace heaven with your kind soul. Love you always, my beautiful grandmother.

Angela Yarolem Nov 17 ,2020

Niece ,Lexington ,Missouri

She was always such a warm, caring, and beautiful woman (inside and out). She will be severely missed!!!