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Helen Burns
In Memory of

Helen Theresa Burns

1934 - 2018

Obituary of Helen Burns

Helen Theresa Burns, age 84, of Carlinville, passed away Thursday afternoon, February 22, 2018, at Heritage Health Therapy and Senior Care in Carlinville, IL.

Theresa was born February 19, 1934, in Carlinville, IL, one of 10 children born to Joseph L. and Helena Koster Costello.

Theresa graduated from Carlinville High School with the class of 1952.

Theresa was a lifetime member of St. Joseph and Ss Mary and Joseph Catholic Church.

She married John W. Burns, November 24, 1956 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Carlinville.

Theresa retired from Prairie Glove Factory after 19 years of employment. She also spent several years as an in home caregiver.

Theresa enjoyed gardening and loved the company of her cats and dogs.

Theresa was preceded in death by her parents, sisters; Catherine Atteberry, Margaret Fritzsche, Caroline Regli, Irene Joiner, Marie Young, Florence Burritt, brothers; Joseph (Tony) Costello, Joseph (Bud) Costello and Paul (Beak) Costello.

There will be no services held.

Theresa is survived by her husband, John W. Burns of Carlinville, IL, daughter, Deb (Dave) Rathgeb of Carlinville, IL. and several nieces and nephews

Memorials may be made to Macoupin County T.A.I.L.S..

Please visit to leave condolences or light a candle in her memory.

Davis-Anderson Funeral Home, Carlinville is in charge of arrangements.