AMHERST - Augusta F. Burgess (nee: Simpson), 78 years of age, and a resident of Amherst, Ohio, passed away July 11, 2013, at Cleveland Clinic following a lengthy illness.
Augusta was born February 7, 1935, in Monticello, Kentucky. Amherst has been her home for over sixty years.
Augusta was very loving and caring. She was a homemaker who loved to cook. Augusta was an outgoing and caring person who never met a stranger. She loved Elvis and Princess Diana, and enjoyed collecting their memorabilia.
Survivors include her husband of sixty years, James L. Burgess; her sons James "Gene" Eugene Burgess of West Palm Beach Florida and Terry Lee Burgess and his wife Sherry of Northfield, Ohio; three grandchildren and many nieces and nephews; her sisters Christine Gregory of Lorain, Ohio and Lena Phillips of Birmingham, Ohio.
Augusta was preceded in death by her brothers Ezra and Thomas Simpson; her sisters Effie Powell and Hattie Phillips; her parents Schuyler and Lexie Simpson (nee: Morrow).
Friends may call Monday, July 15, 2013, from 5-8 p.m. at the Hempel Funeral Home; 373 Cleveland Ave., Amherst. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, July 16, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at the Funeral Home. The Rev. Matt Williams will officiate. Burial will follow at Ridge Hill Memorial Park, Amherst Township, Ohio.
Additional information and online register book are available at www.hempelfuneralhome.com.