Mary Alice Burgett

Mary Alice Burgett, nee Nix, 92, of Belleville, IL, born Sunday, October 28, 1917, in Ingraham, IL, died Wednesday, October 27, 2010 at Saint Paul's Home in Belleville.

Mrs. Burgett worked as a Licensed Funeral Director for Burgett Funeral Homes in New Douglas and Livingston, Illinois. She also worked at Scott AFB for 23 years, Butler Aviation in Chicago and St. Clair Farm Bureau. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Olney, IL and St. Matthew United Methodist Church in Belleville, IL, New Life Club, Former Choir Member, Rob Morris Chapter 98 O.E.S., Former Member of the Philharmonic Chorale, Metro East Chorale, Clin-Claire Sweet Adeline and Wednesday Club and a Charter member of American Legion Auxiliary, Unit #710 in New Douglas, IL. She wrote extensive poetry throughout the years.

She was preceded in death by her:

  • Husband: Maurice Burgett
  • Parents: John Anthony and Mina Ellen, nee Crackel, Nix
  • Step-Son: David M. Burgett
  • Step-Grandson: Danny Burgett

Surviving are her:

  • Daughter: Mary Nelle Chew of Carbondale, IL
  • Grandsons
    • James Lee Chew
    • Larry Ray Chew
  • Step-Grandson: David Burgett
  • Great-Grandchildren
    • Steven Chew
    • Robert Chew
    • Reed Chew
    • Austin Chew
    • Michelle Templeton
  • 2 Great Great Grandchildren

Memorials: Memorials may be made to the Order of the Amaranth for Diabetes Research or Shriners Hospital for Children. 

Visitation: Friends may call from 4-8 pm, Wednesday, November 3, 2010 at the Kurrus Funeral Home, Belleville, IL. Eastern Star service will be held at 7:00 pm.

Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am Thursday, November 4, 2010 at Kurrus Funeral Home, with Rev. Larry Patton officiating. Interment will follow at 2 pm at the Haven Hill Cemetery, Olney, IL.

Condolences left for Mary Alice Burgett:

    Please accept my condolences on the loss of your mom. I remember Mary Alice very fondly because she was in the Sweet Adelines for years with my mom, Margie Lohmann. I have many fond memories as a child watching the Sweet Adelines perform! And everyone knew not to interfere with Monday night rehearsals! I ran into Mary Alice a few times over the years and she was just as sweet as always. You never saw her that she wasn't smiling. I can see her now, reunited with my mom and Nikki singing four part harmony in Heaven...God Bless you Mary Alice.

    Mary Barbara (Lohmann) Kurtz

    Mary Barbara Kurtz Belleville IL 62220