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Nancy Jean (Hawker) Burns

April 28, 1935 ~ September 10, 2019 (age 84)
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Nancy Jean (Hawker) Burns, 84, of New Kensington, died on Tuesday, September 10, 2019, at St. Margaret Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA.

Nancy was born on Sunday, April 28, 1935 in New Kensington to the late Rowland and Frances (Petty) Hawker.  She was a graduate of New Kensington High School Class of 1953.  Nancy was a member of the Logans Ferry Presbyterian Church where she was the current treasurer and past deacon, elder, and choir member.  She was also part of the REAC of the Eagle’s Club in Verona and the Logans Ferry Heights Fire Hall Ladies Auxiliary; she was a Clerk of the Elections Board of Logans Ferry and a Logans Ferry and Renton Elementary School PTA member.  She was a long time Avon representative for over 50 years; worked for a few years at Harts Department Store and Ben’s Clothing Store; and after being an active member of the Girl Scouts growing up, she became a Girl Scout Leader and Den Mother of the 979 Cub Scouts.  In her spare time, Nancy enjoyed sewing, baking, spending time with her family, and traveling with her husband.

Nancy is survived by her loving husband of 64 years, Arthur G. Burns; her children, Judy (Terry) Thompson of Cabot, Karen (William) Campbell of New Kensington, and Eric (Lisa) Burns of Houston, TX; 6 grandchildren, Terry Thompson, Jr., Melissa (Cameron) Eisenhauer, Hannah Campbell,  Andrew Burns, Billy Campbell, and Rachel Burns; and a sister, Lois Stevens of Lansdale; two step-granddaughters, Marcie (Kenny) Bodzenski and Jodi (Michael) Fulmer; and four step-great-grandchildren, Molly and Adam Bodzenski and Maddi and Katie Fulmer.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, David Burns.

Family and Friends are invited from 2-4 PM and 7-9 PM on Friday, September 13, 2019 at the CHURCHFIELD-PETERS FUNERAL HOME, INC., 501 Fifth Avenue, New Kensington, where a service will be held on Saturday, September 14, 2019 at 1:00 PM with Rev. Tim Sweigart, officiating and Rev. Robert Henry, assisting. Burial will follow at Parnassus Cemetery, New Kensington, PA.  For online condolences please visit us at

MEMORIAL CONTRIBUTIONS CAN BE MADE TO: St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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