Shirley J. Burgess, 68, of Mount Vernon, died Monday, Dec. 10, 2012 at her home, surrounded by her family.
She was born on May 20, 1944 in Council, Va. and was the daughter of the late Thurman and Ada (Helton) Lester.
Shirley retired from Rice-Chadwick Rubber Company in Killbuck.
She is survived by her children, Doug (Toni) Burgess and Delores "Dee" (Joseph) Zeller, both of Mount Vernon, Donald (Megan) Burgess of Ada; grandchildren, William (Heather) Burgess, Bradley (Jessica) Burgess, Brittany and Brook Zeller and Callie Burgess; great-grandchildren, Hunter, Zoe, Kylee and Kiara Burgess, Julian and Addison Burgess, JaKason Zeller, Wyatt and Logan Morrison and Mia Taylor.
Shirley was preceded in death by her husband, Bruce Burgess, a daughter, Deatrice Burgess and a brother, Willie Lester.
Graveside funeral services were held in Amity Cemetery with the Rev. Clarence Yates officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made in Shirley's name to: Hospice of Knox County, 17700 Coshocton Road, Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050.
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