Carol Jean Hiel “Tina Burns”, 56, of Fort Scott, passed away Wednesday, July 20, 2022, at her home. She was born on February 28, 1966, in Fort Scott, Kansas, the daughter of Melvin Lee and Shirley Jean (McCallum) Ransier.


Tina loved life and loved her family. She loved wolves and collected dreamcatchers, fingernail polish, and family photos. She enjoyed watching Days of our Lives, sitting at her dining room table, eating ice, and playing her “Family Farm Seaside phone game.”

Her favorite thing to do was spend time with Randy and the grandbabies. Tina was always just a phone call away, and faithfully kept up and checked on her family and friends every day.


Tina is survived by her life-partner of 27 years, Lawrence “Randy” Burns, of the home; a daughter, Brittany Burns, of Nevada, Missouri; a son, Christopher Hiel and wife Kasandra, of Pittsburg, Kansas; five brothers, Robert and his wife Debbie, Ernie, Billy, Jeff, and Danny, and one sister, Charlene, and ten grandchildren, Aleson, Ajaxx, Rilee, Anthony, Jason, and Lorrayne, Timothy, Jr., Savannah, Alexis, and Brayden.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Timothy Hiel; a brother, David Ransier, and two sisters, Kathy Marshall, and Mary Ransier.

Following cremation, the family will hold a Celebration of Life, for family and close friends at 12:00 noon on Wednesday, July 27, 2022. Condolences may be submitted to the online guestbook at


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