FRANCISCO — Cheryl E. Burns, 72, of Francisco, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017 at Deaconess Gateway Hospital in Newburgh.

She was born Nov. 9, 1944 in Kansas City, Missouri, to Oris Orvel Wilson and Margaret Mary (Schmitz) Wilson Shay. She lived in Francisco for the last 49 years, coming from Pilot Grove, Missouri. She was raised in the Catholic faith. She retired as the assistant manager of the Buehler’s IGA. She was an avid reader and enjoyed arts and crafts and quilting.

She is survived by her three children, Jeff Burns (Misty) of Fort Branch, Laura Burns (Michael Miller) of Oakland City and Lonie Burns (Kelly) of Fort Branch; five grandchildren, Stephen, Zachary, Kaitlyn, Austin and Abby Burns; five sisters, Mary, Margie, Betty, Sarah and Barbara; and a brother, Robert.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Wendell Burns in 2011; sister, Judy; brother, Sam; and two grandchildren.

At 1 p.m., Monday, Aug. 14, 2017 there will be a Rosary prayed followed by the funeral service at Colvin Funeral Home in Princeton, officiated by Pastor Corey Atkins. Burial will be in the Providence Cemetery near Francisco. Visitation is from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. Monday at Colvin Funeral Home.

Memorial Contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, 5250 Vogel Road, Evansville, IN 47715. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. You may leave a message of sympathy or light a memorial candle at

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