Ann H. Burns

June 15, 1935 - November 27, 2019

          Ann H. Burns, age 84, of Hockessin, DE, passed away on Wednesday, November 27, 2019, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s.

          Born in Durham, NC on June 15, 1935, she was the daughter of the late George and Thelma (Holmes) Hargitt.  Ann taught math and geography in what is now the Colonial School District, then went on to work as a customer service representative for Bank of Delaware.  Dedicated to her faith, she was a member of Asbury UM Church and was active with Ruth Circle.

          In addition to her parents, Ann was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Delvin Burns; and older brother, Thomas G. Hargitt.  She is survived by her sons, David (Terri) of Middletown and Thomas (Margret) of Nashville, TN; and grandchildren, Laura, Ian, Owen and Zara.

          A committal service will begin at 1 pm on Friday, December 27, 2019, at Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Road, Bear, DE.

          In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Ann’s memory to Asbury UM Church, 300 East Basin Road, New Castle, DE 19720 or to Alzheimer’s Association, 399 Market Street, Ste. 102, Philadelphia, PA 19106.


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  • Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We lived on Colesbery Drive many years ago and remember “Mr. & Mrs.” Burns and family well.