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Columbia Missourian

Mary M. Burgess, May 31, 1936 — Dec. 10, 2013, of Columbia

By Memorial Funeral Home
December 11, 2013 | 10:12 a.m. CST

Mary M. Burgess, 77, of Columbia passed away December 10, 2013, peacefully at her home.

Mary was born May 31, 1936, in Chicago, IL, to John Bucz and Eleanor Lewandowski.

Mary was married to Ronald Burgess on November 19, 1960. She spent her professional career in retail sales with Waldenbooks and Lillian’s Cosmetics. She received an AA degree from Columbia College in Art History. Mary loved art and supported local artists. She and Ron liked to travel and buy a piece of art everywhere they visited.

Survivors include her husband, Ronald Burgess; a son, David Burgess (Holly); and two daughters, Karin and Laura.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents.

The visitation is from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM on Thursday, December 12, 2013, at Memorial Funeral Home. A graveside gathering will be held at Memorial Park Cemetery on Friday, December 13, 2013, at 1:00 PM. Interment will follow immediately in the cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Rainbow House, 1611 Towne Dr, Columbia, MO 65202.

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