Leora Burns

March 17, 1932 ‒ April 22, 2020

Mansfield, Ohio

Leora Grace Burns, age 88, peacefully passed away April 22, 2020, at the Arbors of Mifflin in Mansfield.

She was born March 17, 1932, in Butler to parents Frank & Lillie (Lent) Burkepile. A handsome young man named Robert Burns Sr. caught her eye and the pair married on May 15, 1954, in Germany.

Leora worked 30+ years for Ohio Brass. She enjoyed spending time with her family, cooking, baking, reading, and solving crossword puzzles. She had a heart of gold, a spunky personality, and made the best peanut butter and sugar cookies.

In her spare time, she took pleasure in volunteer work for the community and the church. But above all, Leora cherished spending time and making memories with her family.

She is survived by sons Robert Burns, Jr. of Mansfield, Eddie (Kathie) Burns of Stockbridge, VT, and Ralph Burns of Rochester, VT; grandchildren Tina (Jason) Rose of Cardington, Shelly (Kyle) Johnson of Howard, Heidi Burns of Palmer AK, Carl (Emily) Burns of North Royalton, Meghan Burns of Boston MA, Nick Burns of Charlotte NC, Rebecca Burns of Stockbridge VT, Nicole (Ian) Steele of Wayne NJ, Jennifer (Randy) Duncan of Royalton VT, Amanda (Josh) Will of Butler;  great-grandchildren Brooke and Hannah Johnson, Michael Rose, Macee and Dominic Burns, Sabryna and Alyssa Will, Emily and Natalie Kelley; Brother Robert (Bonnie) Burkepile of Mansfield; Special dog companion Buddy.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Robert Burns, Sr.; son Daniel Burns in 2009; and siblings Dorothy, Vera, John, Leonard, Frank Jr., Lillie, Harold, and Elnora.

A private family viewing and graveside service will be held.

Snyder Funeral Homes is honored to serve Leora’s family with cremation services. Share a memory with them at SnyderFuneralHomes.com

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  • Bobby, Edde and Ralph,. So sorry for the loss of your mother. My mom has been gone for almost five years. I hope the memories you have made will help to ease the pain and make you smile when you think of her.

  • Dear Childhood Friends, I was terribly saddened by the news of Leora when my sister, Deb, called. I’ve missed seeing Mom, Marian, & Lee running around together. We used to call them the ‘3 Musketeers’ because they were friends for so many years, in and out of each other’s lives. How many vacations did they go on together, I forget? I can remember times in Bellville cooking out on your backyard grill while the swing was going. Us kids running all around while the adults got the food ready and hollared around at us not to knock it off the table. 😀 Fun times! School was not as fun! But I am sorry that you lost your Mom, until you meet her in heaven, like us. Know I am praying for the LORD to comfort all of you and allow you to think on whatsoever is good, whatsoever is lovely, and whatsoever is pure. May HIS peace reign over all of you. Sincerely, Vicki Reynolds Bowman
    P.S. Biff sends his condolences, also.