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Eleanor Ruth (Hutchin) (Phillips) Burge


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Eleanor Ruth (Hutchin) (Phillips) Burge Obituary
Eleanor Ruth (Phillips) (Hutchin) Burge Eleanor Ruth (Phillips) (Hutchin) Burge, 83, of Kansas City MO, July 2, 1934 to May 3, 2018, from Alzheimer's. She leaves daughters Julie Burge, DVM of Grandview MO, and Leslie Eklund (Jay) of Liberty MO, granddaughters Samantha, Sophia, and Emily, dog Gigi and cat Sniffer. She was preceded in death by husband Howard Dean Burge, with whom she owned Dean Marble Company in Peculiar MO, parents Charles Phillips and Tessie Smothers, brothers Leland and Clinton, and is survived by brother Kenneth Phillips. A 1952 graduate of Center High School, Eleanor worked as a personal secretary to Ewing Kauffman, and retired as a Program Manager from Sprint. Eleanor loved ballroom dancing at the Sugar Creek Moose Lodge and the Independence VFW Hall, accompanied by Elmer Albert of Independence MO. A talented writer and artist, member of MENSA, and second degree black belt, Eleanor was always positive and upbeat, putting everyone else's needs before her own. Donations to Alzheimer's research at www.alzinfo.org are appreciated.
Published in Kansas City Star on Aug. 12, 2018
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