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Gertrude "Gert" Burgess was one day short of her 90 birthday when she passed on to God's embracing arms,
on December 27, 2013. Hot Springs Village, Arkansas has been her home since 1989. She was born December 28, 1923, in Perrysburg to Dick and Katherine Thornton. She served in the U.S. Navy during WWII. She was married to Dwight
Burgess at Perrysburg United Methodist Church on December 11, 1946.
Gert enjoyed golf and bridge. One of her passions was gathering with friends. She remained social until her final days. One of her favorite things to say was "LET'S GO" as she put on her shoes and grabbed her purse.
Gert was predeceased by her husband, Dwight, and her daughter, Jill. She cherished time with her family.
Surviving is daughter, Cindy Burgess Folger (Ron); four grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.
There will be a private
family celebration of mom's life. The family asks that contributions in mom's name be given to Village Christian Church, 601 Balearic Road, Hot Springs Village, Arkansas, 71909.
Published in Toledo Blade on Jan. 7, 2014