Memorial Service 2:00 p.m. Thursday, December 28, 2006 at Prairie Rose Funeral Home, Anthony, with Reverend Henry Hazard officiating.
Friends may register from 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Wednesday. Cremation has taken place.
Memorials may be given to USD 359 Library or Dixon Township Library and may be sent in care of the funeral home.
Steele E. Destiny, “Aunt Denny” was born August 22, 1959 at Elkart, Kansas, daughter of Ed and Myrtle (Phipps) Mackey. She graduated from South High School in 1977 and earned her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Southern Colorado in May of 1981 at Pueblo, Colorado.
On March 17, 2004, she married her best friend, Robert E. “Bob” Burns, in Las Vegas, Nevada. To this union a wonderful family was brought to her: Pam, Mike, Rick, and Jeff.
The couple made their home in Argonia, Kansas. Steele and Bob built and ran a successful business in Victor, Colorado for several years before moving to Argonia to be closer to their family. She was employed as a bookkeeper at Park Hill Lanes of Anthony, KS.
Denny was very active in community service, especially in her former home of Victor, Colorado. She was especially fond of the local Community Center in Victor where she wrote grants and coordinated many fund-raisers, though it was often “behind the scenes” and in the background. She loved to read and collect cookbooks, go antiquing, shop and spend time with her family and friends, but her greatest joy was spending time with her niece and nephews and going to their various sports and school activities. She also earned a Black Belt in Karate.
Denny passed away on December 24, 2006, after a long battle with breast cancer. Preceding her in death are her parents. She will be deeply missed by her husband, Bob Burns of Argonia; her sister Eddie and her family, husband Jeff and their children, Seth, Austin, and Jesse; children Pam Monette and her children Holly and Joshua of Grand Prairie, TX; Mike Burns and his wife Lanette and their children Kyle and his wife Hilary, and Justin of Fairfield, TX; 1st Sgt. Richard Burns and his wife Lisa and their children Jessica, Ashley, Alyssa, and Rileigh of Fort Hood, Texas; and Rick’s son Blake, of Sussex, England; Jeff and Dawn Burns and their family Laura and Sarah of Dallas, TX; brother, Cliff Mackey and wife Linda of Tuscon, Arizona; many other family and friends.
Prairie Rose Funeral Home, 602 East Main Street ~ Anthony, Kansas, is in charge of the arrangements.