Wanda M. Burgess, 98, of Lee’s Summit, passed peacefully at John Knox Care Center Village on June 24, 2019. She was the daughter of the late Keenis and Margaret “Maggie” Burchett. Marie married Chester “Whitey” Burgess of Kentucky in 1941. He preceded her in death. Mrs. Burgess is survived by her son, Gene Burgess of Lee’s Summit, Grandson, Nathan (Christy) Burgess of Willow Spring, NC, Granddaughter Tiffany (Travis) Ellison of Louisburg, KS, Grandson, Cody (Kelly) Burgess of Olathe, KS and 11 great-grandchildren; along with nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Curtis Burchett and Linville Burchett and sisters; Ethel Burchett, Lucy Dillon, Anna Angel, Verlia Pearman, Gladys Doane, and Ruby Lockwood. Marie spent many years as a homemaker, working miscellaneous jobs that she enjoyed, including her time with Western Electric, Fuller Brush, Lee’s Summit schools and more. Mrs. Burgess was a loving, gentle and caring wife, mother, grandmother, greatgrandmother and friend. She touched many lives, always giving of her time and talents for her family. The family thanks the nurses at John Knox Village Care Center who so lovingly took care of her every need. Heartfelt thanks to all our many friends and family who have prayed for us and have been there for us through this difficult journey. Marie touched many lives over 98 years and will be greatly missed by all.
A visitation is scheduled from 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM on Monday, July 1, 2019 at Langsford Funeral Home in Lee’s Summit. A graveside service will follow at 11:15 AM at Lee’s Summit Cemetery in Lee’s Summit. Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society.
Lee’s Summit, MO 64063
Our thoughts and prayers and love are with you during this time.
Marie was a wonderful person. She was Worthy Matron in 1970 with her Husband Whitey the same year my Mother was. I knew her well and later on my husband and I picked her up for our Eastern Star meetings at Summit Chapter 101. She was our Chaplain for many years plus a 50+ member. She was a delight to visit and will be greatly missed. Our deepest sympathy to her son Gene and her grandkids and greats she loved showing pictures and talking about all. We share your loss and love for her. Claudia and Jerry Jones
Marie was a great lady and I knew her through the Order of Eastern Star. I used to visit her at John Knox and she always knew me. She always had a smile. We have missed her at our meetings she always loved Eastern Star.
You are all in my heart and prayers. I adored my great aunt Marie and remember her even as a small child as one of my favorite people. Though many States and Miles kept us separated we still could connect by phone. She will forever be in my heart.
Emily Jane (Janie to some). love and hugs.