Jim and Betty Burns of Edwardsville were married on April 20, 1963 at St. Marys Catholic Church, by the Reverend Louis Elbow.
Jim worked in the family business, E.H. Burns and Sons Nursery, Inc., for forty years. He then was an owner/operator for Roberts Express and FedEx Custom Critical for five years. He now volunteers for the Glen-Ed Pantry and the Wildey Theatre.
Betty retired in 2008 after eight years as a R.N. in the clinic at S.I.U. Health Services. She is also active in her church, Immanuel United Methodist Church, and volunteers at the Wildey Theatre.
They are parents of three children, Ann & Tom Schaefer of Edwardsville, Chris and Liz Burns of Mt. Olive and Gary and Missy Burns of Moro.
Grandchilren are Chad Schaefer, Lauren Schaefer, Jessica, Molly and Garrett Burns and Daniel Burns.