Dorothy Burgess

Dorothy Burgess

Dorothy Burgess, 79, of Anna, died Tuesday, July 24, 2018, at Heartland Regional Medical Center in Marion. 

She was born on June 19, 1939, in Cobden, the daughter of William and Bertie Burnett Murray. 

She married Kenneth Burgess and together they shared 28 years of happiness. 

She is survived by her children, Rick (Lisa) Murray of Cape Girardeau, Bobby Murray of Carbondale, Beverly (Herman) Tanner of Jonesboro, Jeffery (Courtney) Ray of Anna and Russell (Jennifer) Burgess of Anna; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; siblings Bill (Nadine) Murray of Alto Pass, Donald (Linda) Murray, Frankie (Janice) Murray and Betty Stegle, all of Anna, and Bertie Green of Birmingham, Ala.; sisters-in-law Carolyn Murray of Jonesboro, Patsy Murray of Chicago, Edwina Murray of Anna and Marian Murray of Alto Pass; other relatives and many friends. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Kenneth Burgess; brothers Junior, Charlie, Melvin, Jimmy and Bobbie Murray; a sister, Laverne Highland; and brothers-in-law Jim Stegle, Joe Green and Frank Highland.

She attended Harbor Church at the Lake of Egypt. She worked various jobs in Anna and Sam’s Club in Marion before her retirement. She was a member of the Anna Moose Lodge and Woodmen of the World.

Funeral services for Dorothy Burgess were at 1 p.m. Thursday, July 26, at Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna, with Pastor David Thompson officiating. Interment was in the Alto Pass Cemetery.

Memorials can be made to Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home. 

To view the obituary and to leave online condolences for the family, visit

Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna was in charge of arrangements.

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