Celebrating the life of Martha "Marty" E. Burgeson
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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 theatre 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 31st, 2021 from 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm at Knights of Columbus Hall, 7403 N. Radnor Rd. Peoria. Casual attire is encouraged.
Memorials may be made to OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home 8630 IL-91, Peoria, IL 61615.
The Cremation Society of Mid-Illinois Co. Pekin/Peoria is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be made at csmico.com
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