Jane L. Burns

Jane L. Burns, 63, Shawnee, Kansas passed away Friday, June 28, 2013 after an intense and hard fought battle with cancer at the University of Kansas Medical Center. She was born on March 13, 1950 in Rockford, Illinois the daughter of Bill and Doris Ellison. She graduated from Shawnee Mission East in 1968 and attended Pittsburg State University. She worked as a bank teller and as a geriatric caregiver and an office volunteer at Heartland Community Church but her passion in life was caring for her husband, her sons, their spouses and especially her grandchildren.

Jane was preceded in death by her parents and is survived by her husband, John, two sons, Sean (Brenda) and Jason (Susan), seven grandchildren, Blake, Jack, Tate, Grant, Tyler, Ella and Anna, three brothers, Steve (Debbie), Doug (Cherry), and John Ellison, two sisters, Gayle Linthicum and Susan (Patrick) Owens and many nieces, nephews and friends .

A celebration of Janie’s life will be held at the Village Presbyterian Church, 6641 Mission Rd. Prairie Village, KS on July 10th. Visitation begins at 3:00 with a memorial service at 4:45.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to Children’s Mercy Hospital. Donations can be made at the church or through the website: childrensmercy.org


  1. Rick and Susan Owens and family on July 10, 2013 at 8:41 pm

    Jason, Susan, Sean and the entire Burns family –Please know that you all are in our thoughts and prayers during this hard time.

  2. Linda Khan on July 8, 2013 at 9:06 am

    I will miss my dear friend Janie whom I loved. I send her husband John and her sons Sean and Jason my sincere condolences for their loss.

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