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Carol Burns

d. February 19, 2023

Protection, Kansas


Carol Frances Burns was born on November 17th 1951 in Hardener, Kansas to Virgil and Lena  


(Swafford) Burns. She passed away on February 19th 2023 in Protection, Kansas. Carol was the


second oldest of  "The Burns Girls" as they were known around Kiowa Kansas. 


Carol went to school in Hazelton Kansas, for part of her Elementary years, then went to Kiowa


High School and Graduated from Kiowa High School Kiowa, Kansas. 


Carol was a part of the Rainbow girls and 4 H as a young girl. She helped her father on the


family farm by Hazelton driving a wheat truck. 


On October 30th 1968 she married Larry Stark at the Methodist Church in Kiowa, Kansas. To


this union one daughter was born Vana Stark. Carol helped Larry and his brothers with working


cattle after they got married. Carol moved to Wichita, Kansas in 1977 to go to school to be a Dental


Hygienist she worked for Dr. Rohr and later she went to manicurist school and went to work for


her aunt Joyce O'Conner. Carol also worked for Hickerson Furniture, All That Glitters, Zales


Jewelry, Montgomery Ward Anthony Community Care Center and Harper County Health


Department. In 2014 Carol moved to Protection, Kansas with her daughter to be the Grandma of


the Kennel for Sam and Becky Mosshart. Carol loved working with puppies and playing with all


of them, and if there was one that needed extra TLC Grandma was there day or night for that


puppy. She is proceed in death by her parents Virgil and Lena Burns, Brother Dennis Burns,


Brother in Laws Otto Starzyk, Terry Shepard and niece Shannon Bowmaker.      


She is survived by her daughter Vana Stark of Englewood, Kansas, Grandkids: Brandy( Austin)


McCright Anthony, Kansas,  Willie ( Jessica) Duhon Harper, Kansas, Vanessa Duhon of  


Larned, Kansas, Great grandkids: David, Dillon, Michael, Spencer, Tyson, Brihanna, Brantley,


Cayden, Dallas, Matthew, Elizabeth, Sisters : Arevtta Starzyk of  Attica Kansas, Wilma ( Herb)


Bowmaker of Wichita, Kansas, Judy ( David ) Christy, many nieces, nephews, other relatives


and friends.

family suggest memorial to the Christian Church of Protection or to the Harper # 206 Lodge A.F. & A.M. in harper Kansas.

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Memorial Service

Thursday, March 9, 2023

Starts at 2:00 pm (Central time)

Protection Christian Church

107 W. Pine, Protection, KS 67127

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