Robert “Bob” Arl Burns 96 died peacefully in Loch Lloyd, Missouri on November 23, 2020. Bob was born on December 13, 1923 in Moscow, Idaho to Arl and Cora Burns. Bob met his wife Jean in Moscow, Idaho where they both attended the University of Idaho. Bob received a BS degree in education from the University of Idaho in 1948, his MS in education in 1954, and his Educational Specialist degree in 1970. During WWII Bob was a US Navy Pilot from July 1943 to November 1945. Bob married Jean Stippich in Lewiston, Idaho on June 5, 1944. Jean and Bob lived in Pierce, Deary, Culdesac, Bonners Ferry, Boise, Nampa, and Meridian, all in Idaho. They recently moved to Kansas City, Missouri to be near their children. Throughout his life Bob was an avid golfer and continued to play several times a week until slowing down in the last year of his life. Bob and Jean played golf at courses all over the United States and often attended PGA tournaments. Bob enjoyed playing cards and was an exceptional bridge player. Bob was an active member of Local, State, and National Education Associations, Phi Delta Kappa, Kappa Delta Pi, the Kiwanis Club, the Boise Civitan Club, the Elks Lodge, and the United First Methodist Church. Bob and his wife often volunteered for their various organizations and together they were volunteer ushers at events at the Civic Center in Nampa, Idaho.
Bob is preceded in death by his wife Jean S. Burns, his Father Arl Burns, his mother Cora Weatherby Burns, and his sisters Jean Parks, Virginia Splawn, and Marcella Wilson.
Bob is survived by his sister Elizabeth Heimgartner of Lewiston, Idaho, his son Steve Burns and his wife Joanne of Lock Lloyd, Missouri, his daughter Kathleen Maupin and her husband Larry of Leavenworth, Kansas, four grandchildren, Jason Maupin and wife Angie of Argyle, Texas, Joshua Maupin and his wife Hiep Huynh of Wichita Kansas, Megan Burns Malone and her husband Thomas of Kansas City, Missouri and Lauren Burns of Kansas City, Missouri. Bob has four great grandchildren, Jackson Maupin, Drew Maupin, and Brooke Maupin of Argyle, Texas and Leika Maupin of Wichita, Kansas.
There will be a service in Boise, Idaho at the Veteran Cemetery for Bob and his wife in June 2021, date to be determined. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to Nampa First United Methodist Church 2717 12th Avenue Rd, Nampa, Idaho 83686.