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.