Scott A. Burns, 45, of Parsons, a former Kansas City resident, died Thursday morning, April 15, 2010, at his home. He had been in failing health, but his death was unexpected.
He was born on May 28, 1964, at Kansas City, Mo., to William A. and Shirley Jean (Killingsworth) Burns. He grew up at Kansas City and attended schools there, graduating from North Kansas City High School in 1982. He attended Penn Valley Community College in Kansas City.
He worked various jobs in the Kansas City area before moving to San Francisco to work as a security guard. He moved back to Kansas City and then to Parsons as his health declined.
He was a talented and accomplished artist. He was passionate about his artwork. He also was an accomplished story writer. He wrote a story, “Martian Mansions,” that was sent to a publisher.
Survivors include his mother, Shirley Burns of Kansas City, Mo.; two brothers, Stephen Burns and Kevin Burns, both of Kansas City, Mo.; two nephews, Luke Burns and Adam Burns of Liberty, Mo.; a niece, Nickie Ziegler of Kansas City, Mo.; and his caregiver family at Southeast Kansas Independent Living in Parsons.
He was preceded in death by his father, William Burns; and his grandparents.
Following cremation, the memorial service will be at D.W. Newcomer’s Sons White Chapel in Gladstone, Mo., at a later date.
Memorials are suggested to the Multiple Sclerosis Society Mid America Chapter and may be left at or mailed to Carson-Wall Funeral Home, 112 N. 26th St., P.O. Box 942, Parsons, 67357.
Online condolences may be left at www.wallfuneralservices.com.