Staunton Star - Times - Published in the Interest of the Staunton Community for Over 143 Years



January 26, 2022

Truman Leonard Burns, 76, of Carlinville, Ill., died at St. John's Hospital in Springfield on Sunday, Jan. 16, 2022. He was born Nov. 13, 1945, in Carlinville to Robert and Irene (Schaaf) Burns. He married Dorothy M. Scroggins on Aug. 28, 1965, in Bunker Hill. She survives.

He worked for Advance Glove Company. He was a professional motocross racer and owned American-made products. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army who served during Vietnam. He was a member of the American Legion of Carlinville.  He enjoyed mowing grass, woodworking and family time with his grandkids and great-grandkids. 

He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Burns of Carlinville; sons, Scott (companion, Angie Hawkins) Burns of Carlinville, Wayne (Angela) Burns of Carlinville; grandchildren, Kaytln (Eric) Santowski of Girard, Brittney (companion, Tyler McNaughton) Burns of Carlinville, Andrew (companion, Callie Young) Burns of Buckner, Nathaniel Burns of Carlinville, Tristen Burns of Carlinville; great-grandchildren, Skylar Santowski, Jaxon McNaughton; sibling, Kathy Brimberry of Arnold, Mo .; and his mother's companion, Oscar Larson of California. Truman was preceded in death by his parents; siblings, Dorothy Vance, Joyce Rauzi and Richard Burns. 

Funeral services were held Friday, Jan. 21, at Carlinville First Church. Burial was at Prairie Lawn Cemetery in Carlinville. 

Memorials are suggested to Alzheimer's Association. Condolences may be left online at Kravanya Funeral Home in Gillespie was in charge of arrangements.

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