Megan Burns

Obituary of Megan Burns

E. Megan (Meg) Burns, nee Myers, 83, passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 30, 2020, at the Woodbridge Place Senior Living Community in Phoenixville, PA.

 

Married 58 years to David K. Burns, who passed away in 2019, Meg leaves behind her son, Gregory Scott Burns and his wife, Judy, of Gladys, VA; son, Jeffrey David Burns and his wife, Sheila, of Phoenixville, PA; grandchildren Becky, John, Sarah, and Eric; sister, Gwenyth Hooper of Arlington, MA; niece, Natalie Carol Williams, and nephew, Robert Hooper, of Boston, MA; and many close friends.

 

Born in Philadelphia to the late Margaret Myers and Dr. S. W. Myers, she moved with her family to New Jersey, Wisconsin, and eventually back to Pennsylvania where she graduated from J.P. McCaskey High School in Lancaster in 1954. She then attended Ursinus College in Collegeville, graduating in 1958 with a degree in biology.

 

After college, she became a secondary school teacher of biology and sciences at Penn Manor High School, Norristown High School, and Ambler Jr. High School.

 

In 1960, she married David and together raised two sons in Worcester Township. In the 1970s, she became the office manager for David’s dental practice which she maintained through finally retiring in 2001.

 

Meg and David were long-time members of Haws Avenue United Methodist Church in Norristown and later Christ United Methodist Church in Lansdale. She was very active in the community, serving as President of the Montgomery-Bucks Dental Auxiliary, and belonging to the Perkiomen Branch of the AAUW Literature Group, Heirloom Questers, Women of Norristown Rotary, and volunteering in the American Red Cross.

 

Megan had many hobbies, including a passion for travel and camping which—as a member of the Nor-Con Forgers and Keystone Bounder Camping Clubs—took her throughout the country. Her other hobbies included reading, music, needlework, crossword puzzles, and children and grandchildren.

 

A private graveside service for immediate family will be held at Keelys Church Cemetery in Schwenksville, PA.

 

In lieu of flowers, the family has asked for donations in Megan’s name to the American Red Cross.

 

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