NILES - Evelyn J. Burns, 88, of Niles, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, at her residence.
She was born Dec. 1, 1925, in Warren, the daughter of Nick and Mary Conti.
Evelyn was a 1944 graduate of Warren G. Harding High School.
She moved to Niles in 1976, and retired as buyer and sales clerk from Strouss in downtown Warren and the Eastwood Mall in 1977 after 17 years. She had previously worked at Rappold's in downtown Warren.
Evelyn was a member of St. Stephen's Church in Niles. She enjoyed shopping and her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Evelyn is survived by her husband, Roger C. Burns Sr., whom she married Nov. 15, 1944; a son, Roger C. "Buddy" (Gladys) Burns Jr. of Niles; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and a sister, Dorothy "Tiny" Fauceglia of Howland.
She was preceded in death by her parents; son, David "Skippy" Burns; two grandsons, David Jr. and Matthew Burns; a brother, Grant Conti; and two sisters, Lucy Seck and Helen Marcello.
Family and friends may call from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday at the Peter Rossi & Son Memorial Chapel, 1884 North Road N.E., Warren.
A service will be 6 p.m. Friday at the funeral home with Rev. Thomas Kraszewski officiating.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hospice of the Valley, 5190 Market St., Youngstown, OH 44512.
Family and friends may visit www.peterrossiand-sonfh.com to view this obituary, sign the guestbook and send condolences to the Burns family.