Florence (Johnston) Burns

April 10, 1929 ~ January 11, 2022 (age 92)


Florence (Johnston) Burns, 92, of Tecumseh passed away Tuesday, January 11, 2022 at her home. 

She was born April 10, 1929 to Arthur and Idaho (Smith) Johnston in Atoka, Oklahoma. 

Florence was raised in Earlsboro and Shawnee.  

She met her future husband, Leo Burns at Garrett’s Lake in Shawnee.  They were married on November 5, 1952.  After marriage they lived in California from 1959 to 1968, moving back to Shawnee in 1968.  Leo worked for M K& T Railroad, later Union Pacific working on steel railroad bridges.  They lived in a railroad car moving from state to state, living throughout Missouri, Kansas and Texas.  They moved back to Shawnee in the early 90’s and settled in Tecumseh and has since lived here.  

Florence was a long time member of St. Mark’s United Methodist Church in Shawnee.  She loved birds and clocks. 

She was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years Leo Burns on September 16, 2018; her parents; and 7 siblings.  

Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Cecil and Jerry Dunlap of Shawnee, OK; 1 granddaughter, Jennifer Osgood of Shawnee, OK; 3 grandsons, Ronnie and Connie Dunlap of Stuart, OK, Jerrell “Buba” and Tracy Dunlap of Morris, OK and Chris and Lori Dunlap of Prague, OK; brother, Karl Johnston of Tecumseh, OK; many great-grandchildren and great great-grandchildren; and other extended family. 

Visitation will be 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 18, 2022 and continue through service time.  Service will be 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 19, 2022 at Cooper Funeral Home Chapel with John Hooper, St. Mark’s United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery under the direction of Cooper Funeral Home of Tecumseh.

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January 18, 2022

9:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Cooper Funeral Home
210 W. Walnut
Tecumseh, OK 74873

Funeral Service
January 19, 2022

2:00 PM
Cooper Funeral Home
210 W. Walnut
Tecumseh, OK 74873

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