Winona Blanch (Brannan) Burgess, 95, passed away July 30, 2013.

A celebration of life is planned for August in Grain Valley, Mo., and is expected to be announced later by Dengel & Son Mortuary. All those who were a part of Winona’s journey will be invited to help celebrate her life.

She was born May 30, 1918.

Winona was a lover of all things beautiful, especially flowers and quilts. She had many friends wherever she lived and kept these relationships to the end. Her family would like to thank all those who touched her life, including Sylvia Starkey, Southern Care Hospice, nurse Jackie and nurse Bronwyn.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the Grain Valley Historical Society or Southern Care Hospice through Dengel & Son Mortuary, 235 S. Hickory St., Ottawa KS 66067.

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