West Plains, MO Location (417) 256-4141

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Graveside services for Lois Burgess, 96, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, January 19, 2018, at Mt. Zion Cemetery under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc., West Plains.

She was born the daughter of the late Marion Bunch and Dollie Thornton Bunch, on July 10, 1921 in Douglas County, Missouri and died January 15, 2018 in West Plains, Missouri.

She was united in marriage July 5, 1941 in Salem, Arkansas to Lawrence (Sonny) Burgess, who preceded her in death October 5, 1995.

She is survived by two children, Kenneth Burgess and wife Sondra,, West Plains, Missouri, and Nancy Schauffler, Holts Summit, Missouri; one sister, Shirley Gilbert and husband, Dale, Kansas City, Missouri; sister-in-law, Charlene Bunch, Duncan, Oklahoma; son-in-law, Jerry Haslett, Kansas City, Missouri; twelve grandchildren; eighteen great grandchildren, and several great great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; one daughter, Barbara Haslett; three brothers, Hershal Bunch, Troy Bunch, and Bill Bunch; sons-in-law, Thomas Schauffler and Bob Bryant; one granddaughter, Belinda Williams and one great grandson, Zakary Pennington.

She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and great great grandmother and will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Mt. Zion Cemetery, and can be left at the funeral home.

Visitation will be Thursday, January 18, 2018 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Carter Funeral Home Chapel, West Plains.

Burial will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery, Howell County, Missouri (near Olden, Missouri) under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc., West Plains.



  1. Melinda (Burgess) King
    January 22, 2018 @ 5:40 pm

    Another loss for the Burgess family. My condolences to all of you. May your memories bring you comfort in the days to come. Imagine that reunion in Heaven.


  2. Myrna Clark
    January 25, 2018 @ 6:41 pm

    To the family of my Aunt Lois and uncle Lawrence Burgess: My sympathy and love. Thinking of you and asking God to surround you with His perfect peace and love.

    Myrna (Burgess) Clark


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