Michael Ann “Mike” Burns, 73, of Springfield, MO passed away on July 27th, 2018.
Mike joined her parents, Charles Robert “Bob” and Betty Jo Burns and her granddaughter Bailie Rene who have preceded her in death.
Michael Ann was born in Carthage, Missouri, and is survived by her three brothers, Patrick, Charles Robert Jr and Kelly. Along with her brothers are her sisters-in-law and numerous nieces, nephews and great-nieces & nephews.
Michael Ann is also survived by her three sons Kraig, Shawn and Shane along with numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Mike has been assisted through life and throughout these last few trying years by her best friend, Dorothy Gifford who is so much more than simply a friend to our family. Mike also has a wonderful church family and many other close friends.
Michael Ann has fought and suffered through the awful disease of dementia for the last several years, a disease that robs people of their memories and their identity.
The caregivers at the Strafford Residential Care Facility and Preferred Hospice have done a wonderful job of assisting Mike through this terrible condition and gave her comfort and dignity throughout her final battles.
In lieu of flowers, please donate generously to the Dementia Society of America to help end this horrible disease.