Martha "Marty" E. Burgeson PEORIA — On Sunday, July 4, 2021, Martha E. "Marty" Burgeson, loving daughter, sister and aunt, passed away at the age of 77. Marty was born on July 18, 1943, in Canton, IL, to Carl E. "Lefty" and Irene E. (Tolle) Burgeson. Marty was a 1961 graduate of Peoria High School. She started her career as a teller at Commercial National Bank in Peoria. She then worked for Illinois Bell as a service rep. She moved to NJ in 1981 to join AT&T. After retirement in 1990, she returned to Peoria and began her second career as a legal secretary for a Peoria law firm. For the past decade, she was the box office manager for the Bradley University theater department. Marty had many interests. She was an avid golfer and a member of several ladies Peoria golf leagues. For over 20 years, she was involved with Peoria Players and Corn Stock Theatre, where she was a costumer, actor and box office volunteer. She also enjoyed bowling, crocheting, reading, cheering on the Chicago Cubs and playing cards and games with family and friends. Marty was preceded in death by her father, Carl "Lefty," and her mother, Irene. She is survived by her brother Andrew (Eunice) Burgeson, sister April Pierce, niece Michele (Chuck) Barbieur, niece Bridget (Paul) Sherman, nephew Scott Burgeson, niece Shay Allen and nephew Sam Pierce and several great-nieces and -nephews. A Celebration of Life will be held on July 31, 2021, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Knights of Columbus Hall, 7403 N. Radnor Road, Peoria. Casual attire is encouraged. Memorials may be made to OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home, 8630 IL-91, Peoria, IL 61615.
Published by Peoria Journal Star from Jul. 23 to Jul. 25, 2021.
Marty and I were members of the same bowling team for quite a few years - she was a very good bowler -- we all enjoyed going out for a snack afterwards.
I lost contact with Marty after she moved out of our subdivision.
Much sympathy to her family. I remember she mentioned her affection to a favorite niece but I never met any of her family.
July 17, 2021
Marty was a huge comfort for me while I studied at Bradley because of how much she reminded me of my grandmother. She was fun and witty and always a joy to be around. I´ll miss you dearly Marty
July 12, 2021
To April, our deepest sympathy to you and your family. She meant so much to all of you and know she will be deeply missed. Our prayers and thought are with you.
Jo Ann and Kevin Bandle
July 12, 2021
I enjoyed my time playing golf with Marty for many years and we will miss her very much