Mervin G. Burgess

Born: Sun., Jun. 11, 1944
Died: Fri., Oct. 9, 2015


4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Tue., Oct. 13, 2015
Location: Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home

Graveside Service

1:00 PM Wed., Oct. 14, 2015
Location: Keokuk National Cemetery

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   Mervin G. Burgess, 71, of Quincy, died at 11:25 p.m. Friday (October 9, 2015) at his home.

   Born June 11, 1944 in Keokuk, Iowa, Mervin was son of Albert G. and Lena Maxine Hatfield Burgess.  On February 26, 1964 Mervin married Darlene R. Hamelton in Palmyra, Missouri.  She survives.  

   Mervin was especially fond of woodworking, league bowling and coaching summer league baseball league when his children and the neighborhood children were playing.  He was an avid Cardinals Baseball and St. Louis Rams Football fan.  Mervin played the bass in the Don Kay and the Blue Knights Band for several years. Mervin proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corps.  

   Mervin was known as a jack of all trades, working as an auto body repair man, industrial roofer, and in flooring and general construction. He also operated a construction company with his sons.  
   Survivors include his wife, Darlene Burgess of Quincy; three sons, Kevin Burgess (Sandra) of Quincy, Anthony Burgess (Donita) of Payson, IL and Brian Burgess (Dawne) of Melvindale, MI; three daughters, Angela Montgomery (Terry) of Hannibal, MO, Teresa Burgess (Kent Spratt) of Payson, IL and Annette Morris (Damian) of East Moline, IL; family foster daughter, Pamela Hanson (Steven) of Moline, IL; thirteen grandchildren; five great grandchildren; three brothers, Paul Buehl (Carol) of Moline, IL, Ray Buehl (Cindy) of Morning Sun, IA and Gary Burgess (Julie) of Keokuk, IA; five sisters, Barbara Jordan of Moline, IL, Linda Hipshur (Wallace) of Muscatine, IA, Bonnie Florie (Jim) of Quincy, IL, Alberta Thompson of Ft. Madison, IA and Debbie Burgess of Keokuk, IA; and many loving nieces and nephews.  

Mervin was preceded in death by parents; six brothers, Carl Dean Burgess, Albert LaVerne Burgess, Robert Buehl, Albert Alfonso Burgess, Alvin Buehl and Michael Buehl; and one sister, Penny Lois Duncan.  

    Graveside services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 1:00 in the Keokuk National Cemetery with Pastor Steve Disseler officiating.  Military honors will be conducted by the United States Marine Corps Funeral Detail.  

   Visitation will be held Tuesday evening from 4:00 to 7:00 at the Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home.  

   Memorials may be made to the Marine program Toys for Tots.

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Luan Buehl
   Posted Sun October 11, 2015
Words seem inadequate to express the sorrow felt by the loss of Mervin. My heart is with you.

Elizabeth Hamelton
   Posted Sun October 11, 2015
So sorry for your lost Aunt Darlene. My prayers go out to you and your family.

Tracy and Karla (Bank) Nielsen
   Posted Sun October 11, 2015
Darlene and family, so sorry for your loss. Merv was an awesome guy and put up with our Hamelton clan pretty well all these years. Much love to you all and you are in our thoughts and prayers.....

Mary Dickerman
   Posted Mon October 12, 2015
Darlene and family. So sorry to hear of Merv's passing. He was a good guy - funny and so good with young people. Great neighbor when we lived in Payson. Our sympathy to your family. Tony and Mary Dickerman

Debbie Keefer & Steve Cowser
   Posted Tue October 13, 2015
Tony, our condolences on the loss of your dad. The loss of a parent is devastating. You are in our thoughts & prayers. If you need anything just let us know.

Barbara Kendall
   Posted Tue October 13, 2015
Darlene so sorry to hear of Mervin's passing. I think of you often. My prayers are with you.

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