Arden D. Burgess

A Celebration of Life for Arden D. Burgess, 88, Lawrence, KS will be held at 11:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at West Side Presbyterian Church in Lawrence. Private burial will be held at Memorial Park Cemetery. He passed away Friday, October 3, 2014 at Pioneer Ridge Retirement Community.

Arden was born February 10, 1926 in Lawrence the son of Edwin T. and Helen E. Rohrer Burgess.

He served in the US Navy during World War II.

He was a member of the West Side Presbyterian Church. A member of the Boy Scouts of America Troop 55 and was a charter organization representative for the Boy Scouts.

He was a Typesetter and camera operator for the Lawrence Journal World in Lawrence until he retired in 1997.

He married Donna Jean Carpenter on November, 1949 in Lawrence. She survives of the home.

Other survivors include two daughters, Leilani Burgess, Lawrence, Jeanne Johnson, Dayton, OH; and two grandchildren, Tyler Burgess and Channing Burgess; step-brother, Ben Kowing. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Edwin R. Burgess and William “Bill” J. Burgess.

The family will greet friends from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at West Side Presbyterian Church.

Memorial contributions may be made in his name to the Boy Scouts of America Troop 55 and may be sent in care of the mortuary.

3 Condolences

  1. Alan Christie on October 7, 2014 at 6:59 am

    To The Burgess Families,
    It Comes With My Great Regret To Learn Of The Passing Of a Very Great Man, Father, Uncle & Sincere Friend To Many.
    This Man Lived Life To The Fullest and Was a Great Inspirational Teacher To So Many Young And Old.
    RIP Arden~ God Needed a Great Right Hand Man.
    Now He Has One.
    Sincerely, Alan Christie & The Christie Families

  2. Monika on October 19, 2014 at 1:48 am

    Dear Dr. Tonkin,I do apologise for mikang contact in this way, but I have been trying to locate you.I am author of the forthcoming Dictionary of Human Biology (Penguin Books) and am seeking your permission to use Fig.3, p.185 from Human Molecular Genetics (3) (Garland Science) as source material in the dictionary, due for publication at the end of November 2008.The Figure will have been redrawn by an in-house designer, and will not be in colour.I am off to Australia today for three weeks. I do hope you may be able to give your permission, or let me know where to obtain such permission from.With my good wishes.Yours sincerely,Michael Thain

  3. Erin Bushell on November 2, 2014 at 7:31 pm

    Dear Mrs. Burgess, Jeanne, and Leilani,

    I was sorry to hear of Mr. Burgess’ passing. I remember his as a very kind and patient man (and a good cook–especially impressive for a time when few men cooked!) I am sorry for your loss and hope your memories of good times sustain you as you grieve.

    Erin Bushell

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