Melanie Burgess
Melanie Burgess
  • October 31, 1944 - February 5, 2017
  • Leawood, Kansas

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Melanie (Marquette) Burgess, 72, of Leawood, KS, passed away on February 5th, 2017 from pneumonia. Melanie was born October 31, 1944 in Kansas City, MO at St. Luke’s Hospital, daughter of W.R. “Dub” Marquette and mother Birdelle Marquette, who preceded her in death. She was raised in Harrisonville and graduated Harrisonville High School in 1962. She graduated from William Jewell College, where she was a member of the Zeta Tau Alpha sorority. She was married to the love of her life, John Gentry Burgess, for 48 beautiful years. She raised two beloved children, John (Amber) and Mike (Amy), and four grandchildren, Ellie, Tommy, Isabel and Luke. Melanie was a strong, funny and spirited woman. She was a voracious reader, grew beautiful gardens, spent many happy summers at the Lake of the Ozarks, and loved her family. She took great care in everything that she did. Visitation will be Thursday, February 9, 2017 from 6-8 pm at Floral Hills Funeral Home. Funeral services will be Friday, February 10, 2017 at 10:00 am also at Floral Hills. Burial will follow. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be sent to Cornerstones of Care at 300 E. 36th St, Kansas City, MO 64111. Condolences may be left at

Arr.: D.W. Newcomer's Sons Floral Hills Funeral Home, 7000 Blue Ridge Blvd., KCMO 64133 (816) 353-1218.