Hazel Burgess


Hazel Irene Burgess, 86, spouse of a Great Plains clergy member, born April 14, 1935; died April 4, 2022. She accompanied her husband on his moves to Warsaw, Kansas City and Marionville, Missouri. They transferred to Nebraska and lived in Laurel, Cambridge, York, Stanton, Hastings, Ogallala, Elkhorn, and retired in Omaha. She continued her nursing career working in hospitals, nursing homes, emergency rooms, and hospital surgery, retiring after 47 years of nursing.  She is survived by her husband of 64 years, Rev. Richard Lee Burgess; son, Rev. Michael Burgess, daughters and son-in-laws, Deborah and Joel Halpern, and Ruth and Rev. George Masciarelli, five grandchildren and three grandchildren.  Funeral Services were held at Olive Crest UMC on April 8.  Memorial gifts can be made to: •    Methodist Hospital Foundation-Foundation Nursing Scholarship at Nebraska Methodist College, mail to Methodist Hospital Foundation, 8701 W. Dodge Road, Suite 450, Omaha, NE 68114 (Julie Raether 402-354-7256 - Director of College Advancement) •    Methodist Foundation Hospital, Irene Cole Wilson Trust Fund, 8401 W. Dodge Road, Suite 225, Omaha, NE 68114 (402-354-4825), foundation@nmhs.org. (fund that assists with hospital expenses) •    Olive Crest UMC •    Nebraska Humane Society •    Heifer International •    Your local emergency rescue squad   The full obituary can be found at https://www.gsfuneral.com/obituary/643740/hazel-irene-burgess/.