Mrs. Mary Ruth (Wright) Smith Burns, of Burkesville, Kentucky, passed away Thursday, September 24, 2020 at her residence in Burkesville, Kentucky having attained the age of 78 years, 3 months, and 19 days. She was born on Friday, June 5, 1942, in Burkesville, Kentucky, the daughter of Orvil and Sallie (Groce) Wright. She was of the Methodist faith, was a member of the Providence United Methodist Church, and was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Bro. Noel Smith, brothers, Creed Thomas Norris, Bobby Wright, Jackie Creed Norris, son-in-law, Shelby Spears.
She is survived by her husband, Arthur Burns, whom she wed on Saturday, December 5, 2015, daughters, Mary Jo Spears of Marrowbone, Kentucky, Terri (& Jamie) Howard of Burkesville, Kentucky, Jessica (& Jerry) Shoopman of Burkesville, Kentucky, Pat (& Kathy) Burns of Burkesville, Kentucky, Bill (& Jenny) Burns of Burkesville, Kentucky, Tammy (& Michael) Gladden of Hardyville, Kentucky, Pam (& Willie) Polston of Burkesville, Kentucky, siblings, Donald (& Jan) Wright of Brandon Florida, Rondal (& Carol) Wright of Indiana, Cathy (& Jerry) Armstrong of Burkesville, Kentucky, grandchildren, Michael Spears, Leticia Cypers, Amanda Baker, Chelsea Shoopman, Tyler Shoopman, Josh Howard, great-grand-children, Tobie Bean, Matthew Spears, Trenton Bean, Andrew Spears, Allie Cyphers, Kaylen Howard, Maddox Howard, Liam Howard.
The funeral service was conducted on Sunday, September 27, 2020 in the Memory Chapel of Norris-New Funeral Home with Brother Donnie Shelley, Bro Gary Cash officiating. Eulogy by Matthew Spears. Casket bearers were Doug Baker, Tobie Bean, Matthew Spears, Tyler Shoopman, Michael Spears, Jeffery Cyphers. Honorary casket bearers were Trenton Bean, Andrew Spears, Pat Burns, Bill Burns. Burial was in the Dutch Creek Cemetery.
Norris-New Funeral Home in Burkesville, Kentucky was honored to be in charge of all the arrangements.
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