Janet Kay Burgess, 59, Quenemo: Jan. 21, 1956 – June 23, 2015

070615-Janet-BurgessQUENEMO – Janet Kay Burgess, 59, Quenemo, Kan., passed away Tuesday, June 23, 2015, at her residence in Quenemo. She was born Jan. 21, 1956, at Lenexa, Kan., the daughter of Earl Brumett and Doris (Ryrerson) Brumett. She grew up in the surrounding communities of the Kansas City metro area.

On Jan. 17, 1973, Janet was united in marriage to Larry Burgess, at Paola, Kansas. They were happily married for 42 years.

Janet and Larry started their lives together in Paola, later moving to Rolla, Mo., then Ottawa, Kan., in 1997, and settling in Quenemo in 2010. Janet was a lifelong homemaker. She was a loving wife and mother and pet lover. Her many dogs and cats meant a great deal to her. She cherished their companionship and would take any stray she might see just to prevent it from being hurt.

Janet was preceded in death by her father, Earl Brummet.

She is survived by her husband, Larry Burgess of the home; two sons, Christopher Lee Burgess, Quenemo, Michael Ray Burgess, Quenemo; five sisters, Brenda Chowny, Jacksonville, Fla., Roxanne Brumett, Paola, Betty Brumett, Quenemo, Sharon Diaz, Ottawa, and Mary Hamic, Olathe; four brothers, Richard Brumett, Olathe, Roger Brumett, Ottawa, Delbert Brumett, Ottawa, and Johnny Brumett, Ottawa; and her mother, Doris Brumett, Ottawa.

Services were June 29 at Lamb-Roberts Funeral Home, Ottawa. Burial was at Oak Hill Cemetery, Quenemo.

Memorial contributions may be made to Janet Burgess Memorial Fund sent in care to Lamb-Roberts Funeral Home, PO Box 14, Ottawa, KS 66067. Condolences may be sent through www.lamb-roberts.com.

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