Nancy Mae Burris

Tuesday, February 28, 2023

Nancy Mae Burris, 70, Liberal, Mo., passed away on Monday, Feb. 27, 2023, at Cox Barton County Hospital, in Lamar, following a lengthy illness. Nancy was born June 27, 1952, in Ft. Morgan, Colo., to Dick L. and Etna M. (Thornley) Stone. She married Walter D. Burris on Oct. 16, 1975, in Nevada, Mo., and he preceded her in death on Dec. 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 a.m., Thursday, March 2, at Ferry Funeral Home, in Nevada. Interment will follow in Olive Branch Cemetery in Milo. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, at the funeral home.

Memorials are suggested in her name to Breast Cancer Awareness, or MS Association in care of Ferry Funeral Home.

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