Kaye White Burns


Kaye White Burns

Kaye White Burns, 92, died unexpectedly, but peacefully, Tuesday evening, Nov. 28, 2017, in Cleveland.

Her devotion to her family and her firm love of Jesus sustained her and ultimately gave her peace. 

She is survived by her son, Alan Burns (Faye), and two daughters, Beth Burns and Joanna Umphrey, all of Cleveland. Her grandchildren include Ashley Fox (Chris), Andrea Moore (Josh) and Autumn Ferrebee (Tony); five great-grandchildren; a sister, Anne Ruffner, Los Alamitos, Calif.; brother, Robert White, Marietta, Ga.; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by former husband, Wilson Burns, Smyrna, Ga.; and brothers: Lewis, Watson, Frank and Guy White, all of Georgia. 

She was born on May 5, 1925, in Atlanta, Ga., to Walter and Lura White. She married Wilson Burns, a Navy sailor. They traveled the world until his retirement, and then settled in Smyrna. Her children remember her as a loving mother who encouraged them to pursue their goals. She was kind and passionate about helping others. She especially enjoyed her friends and adopted family at the North Cleveland Towers. 

A one-hour visitation at 1 p.m., and memorial service at 2 p.m., is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017, at Companion Funeral Home.

She will be buried at Hilcrest Cemetery immediately following the memorial service. Chaplain Tim Roberts of Signature Healthcare will officiate the ceremony. All are welcome to attend and celebrate her life.

Condolences and memories can be sent to www.companionfunerals.com.

The family thanks the caregivers of Guardian Home Health and at Signature Healthcare for their care and dedication.


No comments on this story | Please log in to comment by clicking here
Please log in or register to add your comment


Print subscribers have FREE access to clevelandbanner.com by registering HERE

Non-subscribers have limited monthly access to local stories, but have options to subscribe to print, web or electronic editions by clicking HERE

We are sorry but you have reached the maximum number of free local stories for this month. If you have a website account here, please click HERE to log in for continued access.

If you are a print subscriber but do not have an account here, click HERE to create a website account to gain unlimited free access.

Non-subscribers may gain access by subscribing to any of our print or electronic subscriptions HERE