Shaina Leona Burns, 41, of Elkhart passed away at 8:04 am on Wednesday, September 29, at Ernestine M. Raclin House, Mishawaka. Her passing was a result of an AVM (Arteriovenous Malformation) event that occurred in August. She was born on April 24, 1980 in Phoenix, AZ. On April 17, 2001 in Asheville, NC she married Kurtis "Kurt" Burns, he survives. Survivors in addition to her husband are two sons, Riordan (fiancée Bianca) Burns, Jordan Burns both of Elkhart; a foster daughter, Abby Leighton of Elkhart; her father, Robert (Margie) Jones; her mother, Renee (Friedman) Jones and her mother-in-law, Viola Nordman. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Arthur and Pola "Memaw" Friedman and her father-in-law, Warren D. Nordman. Shaina had a true passion for nursing and was currently working as an MA for Dr. Paul Smucker with South Bend Orthopedics. She enjoyed reading, riding motorcycle, classic cars and running, completing several 5K runs. She was an avid fan of Notre Dame sports, especially football. She adored children and would spend as much time as possible with them. A time of visitation to celebrating her life will be held from 4:00 to 7:00 pm on Saturday, October 9, at Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, Middlebury.
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