Obituary Details

Roy Samuel Burns

(11/08/1887 - 09/29/1936)
Courtesy of The Lusk Herald, 10/01/1936

R.S. Burns Is Victim of "Sleeping Sickness" Monday

R.S. Burns, 49 year-old resident of the Keeline community for a number of years, succumbed to an attack of "sleeping sickness" Monday night about 11:30 o'clock at the Lusk hospital.

Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at the Keeline church with the Rev. George Jenkins officiating. Burial will be made in the Douglas cemetery.

He is survived by his wife, Pauline; three daughters, Mrs. Fern Lamb of Cheyenne; Mrs. Frances Carlson of Lance Creek, and Miss Genevieve of Keeline; and two sons, Russell and Bud, both of Keeline; and by nine brothers and sisters and his parents.

Mr. Burns was born at Mound City, Mo., on November 8, 1887.

Pallbearers will be Leonard Heine, Alex Frosheiser, A.A. Honehin, Ralph McGuire, John Hill and Frank Demmer. The community choir will render "City Four Square," "Crossing the Bar," and "Old Rugged Cross."

Relatives who will be here to attend the services are Mr. and Mrs. Walter Emarine, Mr. and Mrs. Tom Span, Mr. and Mrs. E.S. Burns, all of Venango, Nebr.; Mr. and Mrs. Jewell Harrison, Mr. and Mrs. James Burns; Mr. and Mrs. C.W. Murray of Kimball.; Mr. and Mrs. Fred Gage of Greeley, Colo.; Mr. and Mrs. Henry Burns and family of Haxton, Colo.; and Mrs. Philip Wertener of Deadwood, S. Dak.

A complete obituary will appear in next week's Herald.

The Lusk Herald, October 8, 1936

Roy Samuel Burns was born at Craig Hoyt County, Missouri, on November 8, 1887, and departed from this life on September 29, 1936 at the age of 48 years, 10 months and 21 days.

At the age of 18 his family moved to Colorado where he made his home until 1919, when he moved to Wyoming which has been his home up until the time of his death.

He was married to Pauline Rogers in 1908 and to this union were born five children. They are Mrs. Ferne Lamb, Mrs. Frances Carlson, Russell, Genevieve and Bud.

Besides his wife and children, he leaves to mourn his loss, his parents, nine brothers and sisters and six grandchildren.

He was a kind father and a good neighbor and will be sadly missed by this community as well as by his family.

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