Margaret H. BurnsMargaret H. Burns, of Lockwood, MO, departed this life on Tuesday, August 13, 2019, at Mercy Hospital in Joplin, MO at the age of 75. She was born on March 13, 1944 in Joplin, MO to James Alfred and Margaret Anne (deBeughem) Burns. Margaret was a longtime resident of Lockwood, MO. She retired from teaching English at Lockwood High School. Margaret also taught Drama and Debate. She touched numerous generations of students in Lockwood. Margaret was a devoted teacher. She was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church of Greenfield and the Missouri Teacher’s Association. Survivors include one brother, Joe Burns and wife Connie of Anderson, MO; two sisters, Mary Anne Neil and husband Dennis of Carthage, MO and Cathy Scroggin and husband Michael of Decatur, AR; daughter of her heart, Ruth Belcher and husband Randy of Lockwood, MO; a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives; and numerous special close friends. Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 17, 2019, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church. Burial will follow in Lockwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Friday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Greenfield Funeral Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. Online condolences may be shared at www.greenfieldfuneralchapel.com. Services are under the care of Greenfield Funeral Chapel.
March 13, 1944 - August 13, 201903/13/194408/13/2019
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She was an amazing Lady. She was a rough teacher but a great one!. She homeschooled me when I was so sick from my pregnancy and was on bed rest just so I would be able to graduate with my class. I will miss her dearly....
I had Ms Burns all through my high school for English and drama. She was always very good to me. I just visited with her about 3 weeks ago at the RCF and called her Ms Burns she told me I was old enough I could call her Margaret lol. She will be missed Sending our praye... Continue Reading
My very best pitch partner,I’ll miss her .