Katherine M. Burns, 58, Liberty, Mo.: April 15, 1956 – January 11, 2015

Katherine M. Burns, formerly of Topeka, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015, at the Liberty Hospital, in Liberty, Mo. Katherine was born April 15, 1956, in Topeka, the daughter of Robert and Augustina Ortega Burns.

She was raised in Topeka and attended Our Lady of Guadalupe. She worked at the Topeka Correctional Facility.

Survivors include her children, Ron Burns (Nikki), North Kansas City, Mo., Randall Gregory (Traci), Overbrook, Kan., and Marie Labrador (Brad), Liberty, Mo.; siblings, Yvonne Caceres (“Jose”), Topeka, Robert “Daniel” Burns, Topeka, Susan Labrador (Greg), Kansas City, Mo., and Maria Vicky Garcia (Ramon), Topeka; five grandchildren; and four step-grandchildren.

A funeral mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 16, at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. A rosary will be recited at 6 p.m. Thursday at the church. The family will receive friends following the rosary. She will lie in state from 12-5 p.m. Thursday, at Davidson Funeral Home, 1035 N. Kansas Ave., Topeka.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Society.

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