SIKESTON -- Charlene Burns, 65, died Aug. 7, 2012, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau.
Born Aug. 18, 1946, at Sikeston, to the late Hubert F.M. and Virlon Mae Wyatt Cooksey, she was a lifelong resident of this area. She was a housewife and had attended First Baptist Church at Diehlstadt.
On Aug. 7, 1965, at Alton, Ill., she married Gerald Wayne Burns, and he preceded her in death on Sept. 8, 2011.
She was also preceded in death by one daughter, Rebecca Marie "Becky" Burns; and one granddaughter on Aug. 25, 2010.
Survivors include: three sons and a daughter-in-law, Brian Wayne Burns, Mark Edward and Lisa Burns and Scott Burns, all of Sikeston; two brothers, James Carley Cooksey and Huberet Harley Cooksey both of Matthews; two sisters, Ludene Burns and Doris Graham both of Sikeston; and five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Visitation is from 11 a.m. until time of services at 12:30 p.m. Friday at Blanchard Funeral Chapel. Her brother-in-law, Robert Burns of Sumner, Ill., will officiate.
Burial will follow at 2 p.m. in the Missouri State Veterans Cemetery at Bloomfield.
Online condolences may be sent at blanchardfuneral.com.