Monday, February 27, 2023

Obituary - Nancy Mae Burris

Nancy Mae Burris, 70, Liberal, MO passed away on Monday, February 27, 2023 at Cox Barton County Hospital in Lamar following a lengthy illness. Nancy was born June 27, 1952 in Ft. Morgan, CO to Dick L. and Etna M. (Thornley) Stone. She married Walter D. Burris on October 16, 1975 in Nevada, MO and he preceded her in death on December 29, 2009.

Nancy was raised in rural Vernon County near Milo, MO and was a Nevada High School graduate. She worked as an LPN at Nevada State Hospital and Habilitation Center for 25 years until her retirement. Her hobbies included crocheting, watching crime shows on TV, and she especially loved spending time with her “grandkids”.

Nancy is survived by two daughters, Liz Hedges (Brian), Stockton, and Cassandra Wallace (Robert), Liberal; two sons, Roy Lee Anderson, Nevada, and Richard Burris, Nevada; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; one sister, Barbara Lawson, Liberal; one brother, Les Stone (Linda), Nevada; and a son-in-law, Paul Garren, Sheldon; numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, Walter, she was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Bettrinae Garren; and three brothers, Dave Stone, Harry Stone, and Terry Stone.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 2, 2023 at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada. Interment will follow in Olive Branch Cemetery in Milo. The family will receive friends from 5-7:00 p.m. on Wednesday evening at the funeral home.

Memorials are suggested in her name to Breast Cancer Awareness, or MS Association c/o Ferry Funeral Home.

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