LORRAINE IRENE BURGESS
Lorraine Irene Burgess, 101, formerly of Greensburg, Ohio passed away on September 1, 2021, at the Braxton Healthcare Center, Sutton, WV.
She was born in Replete, WV on January 9, 1920, the daughter of the late Lloyd and Alta Lough Bickel. Irene was a homemaker, school teacher, and Sunday school teacher. She taught Kindergarten for over 20 years and she often said, “…there is nothing in the world sweeter than a five year old.” Irene loved children and made an impact on so many. Irene was a devoted and loving wife, mother and grandmother. In her later years she enjoyed working jigsaw puzzles, listening to the radio and reading her Bible. Irene’s life has been an example to all of us of what it means to be a true Christian. She faithfully loved and served God and put others first. We have all felt her love, support, and prayers.
Irene was preceded in death by her husband, Guy Ray Burgess; brothers, Dana, Lester, Lawrence, and Ronald Bickel; twin, Maxine Cogar; and sisters, Emogene Pugh and Willa Pugh.
She is survived by sister, Myrtie Jo Davidson of Buckhannon, WV; son, Guy Ray Burgess Jr. of Lincoln, MT; son, Lloyd Burgess of Replete, WV; daughter-in-law, Christina Burgess of Hartville, OH; grandsons, Charles Burgess of Tallmadge, OH and Bradley Burgess of Clinton, OH; granddaughters, Jodi Burgess of Hartville, OH, Holly Parrow of Naas, Ireland, and Sarah Jones of Lost Creek, WV; and numerous great- grandchildren.
The family would like to thank the staff at the Braxton Healthcare Center who worked tirelessly providing care for their residents during such trying times. Heroes truly do work there.
A graveside service will be held at the convenience of the family at the East Liberty Cemetery in Green, Ohio. Arrangements are being handled by Hecker- Patron Funeral Home, Uniontown, Ohio.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made in her honor to the Hacker Valley Volunteer Fire Department at: HVVFD 4999 Hacker Valley Road, Hacker Valley, WV 26222.