Sarah A. Burgess
Sarah A. Burgess
  • October 13, 1937 - January 4, 2018
  • Smithton, Illinois

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Sarah A. Burgess (nee Coleman), 80 of Smithton, Illinois, born October 13, 1937 in East St. Louis, Illinois passed away on Thursday, January 4, 3018.
Sarah was a member of St. Ann's Altar Society and a Member of St. Michael's Catholic Church. She was extremely charitable to the St. Jude Children's Hospital and she volunteered with several organizations through the church. She was a great mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.
Sarah was preceded in death by her parents Walter and Margaret (nee Laughlin) Coleman, husband, Jim H. Burgess Sr.; brother, Raymond Coleman; sisters, Mary Keuenhoff; Margaret Burgess; Joan Madden; and Patricial Jane Coleman.
Those left to cherish her memory include her sons, Jim Henry Burgess Jr. (Jean) of St. Jacob, IL, Richard Thomas Burgess Sr. (Julia) of Red Bud, IL; daughters Susan Diane Russell (John) of Belleville, IL; Cynthia Ann Schuhardt of Smithton, IL; grandchildren, Susan Brooke (Dr. Jason Barnett); Melissa Ann Burgess Martin (Vernon); Johnny Lee Russell (Jessica); Ryan Russell (Sarah); James Tyler Schuhardt; Dillon Maxwell Schuhardt; James Kyle Burgess (Heather); Richard Thomas Burgess Jr.; Sydney Boyd Burgess; great-grandchildren, Luke Barnett; Cali Kichline; Samuel Barnett, Morgan Barnett; John Austin Russell; Kaylee Isabella Russell; Autumn Russell; Scarlet Russell; Ayden Nicole Burgess; Jett Arianna Burgess; Wesley Miedich; Madison Martin; Gabe Martin; Owen Martin; sisters, Gertrude Werner; Roseanne Weilmuenster; and special friend Jim Schuhardt.
Memorials in Sarah's Memory may be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital. Online condolences may be expressed on line at
Visitation: Friends may call Sunday, January 7, 2018 from 4 to 8 at Valhalla Gaerdner Holten Funeral Home, Belleville, Illinois.
Funeral: A mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 A.M. Monday, January 8, 2018 at St. Michael's Catholic Church, Paderborn, Illinois.
Interment will be held following services in Saint Augustine Cemetery, Waterloo, Illinois.
Valhalla Gaerdner Holten Funeral Home, Belleville, Illinois