William “Bill” Robert Burras, Jr., 92, of Lee’s Summit, MO, passed away on Thursday, November
14, 2019, surrounded by his loving family. Visitation to be held at Lee’s Summit Christian
Church on November 21, 2019, at 1 pm, funeral to follow at 2pm. Private inurnment at a later
Born on August 27, 1927, in Venice, CA, to Margaret Lorene (Boulware) and William R. Burras,
Sr., Bill spent the majority of his life in the Kansas City, MO area where he graduated from
Northeast High School and retired from Bendix/Allied-Signal after 42 years’ service. Bill also
attended the University of Nebraska and the University of Wyoming. He was a military veteran
in the Army Air Corps and the Navy Reserves during WWII. Bill played many sports, but golf
was his passion.
He was preceded in death by his parents and sisters Marion Schoonover and Joyce
Westmoreland. Left to cherish his memories are his wife Brenda, daughter Linda Abbott (Jerry),
sister Leah Clay (Fred), brother Sam Burras (Rachel), step-children Alicia Meneely (Jason) and
David Powell (Trish), grandchildren Melissa Mudd (John), Aubrey Froelich (Kevin), Harrison
Powell, Carly Powell, Connor Meneely, and Reagan Meneely. His five great-grandchildren are
Brynnan Mudd, Jonathan Mudd, Ryan Froelich, Jordan Froelich and Ashtyn Froelich.
Bill was a wonderful husband, son, brother, father, “Papa”, friend and neighbor to those who
knew and loved him. He will be deeply missed.
Suggested memorials to Lee’s Summit Christian Church or Crossroads Hospice.