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Mary Ruth Burns, 78, Burkesville, KY (1942-2020)

Mrs. Mary Ruth (Wright) Smith Burns of Burkesville passed away on Thursday, September 24, 2020, at her residence in Burkesville, Kentucky. She was 78 years old.

The funeral service for Mrs. Burns will be conducted at 2pmCT on Sunday, September 27, 2020, in the Memory Chapel of Norris-New Funeral Home, 601 N Main St, Burkesville, KY, with burial to follow in The Dutch Creek Cemetery in Cumberland County, Kentucky.

The family will receive friends after 2pmCT on Saturday, September 26, 2020 until the funeral hour on Sunday.

She is survived by her husband, Arthur Burns of Burkesville, Kentucky, children, Mary Jo Spears of Marrowbone, Kentucky, Terri (& Jamie) Howard of Burkesville, Kentucky, Jessica (& Jerry) Shoopman of Burkesville, Kentucky, Pat (& Kathy) Burns of Burkesville, Kentucky, Bill (& Jenny) Burns of Burkesville, Kentucky, Tammy (& Michael) Gladden of Hardyville, Kentucky, Pam (& Willie) Polston of Burkesville, Kentucky, siblings, Donald (& Jan) Wright of Brandon Florida, Rondal (& Carol) Wright of Indiana, Cathy (& Jerry) Armstrong of Burkesville, Kentucky, grandchildren, Michael Spears, Leticia Cypers, Amanda Baker, Chelsea Shoopman, Tyler Shoopman, great grand children, Tobie Bean, Matthew Spears, Trenton Bean, Andrew Spears, Allie Cyphers.

Norris-New Funeral Home in Burkesville, Kentucky is honored to be in charge of all the arrangements. Online condolences at

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Mary Ruth Burns, 78, Burkesville, KY (1942-2020)

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