W. Jean Burriss

August 7, 1930May 15, 2020

W. Jean Harville Burriss, age 89, formerly of Bolivar, Missouri, and Raytown, Missouri, passed away May 15, 2020, at Cedarhurst Memory Care Unit in Sparta, Illinois. Jean was born August 7, 1930, to Frank and Edith (Hayes) Harville in Cedar County, Missouri. She was a 1948 graduate of Fair Play High School, Fair Play, Missouri. On September 9, 1951, she married Ned Leroy Burriss at her parent’s home in rural Fair Play, Missouri. Jean was employed by the Raytown Consolidated School District #2 as a bus driver and later a nurse aide at Raytown South Middle School. In 1999 Jean moved to Bolivar, Missouri to be near several of her siblings and she lived there 17 years. She was a member of Blue Ridge Presbyterian Church in Raytown, Missouri, and later member of Bolivar United Methodist Church in Bolivar, Missouri. After losing her beloved husband, Ned, in 1994, Jean worked for several seasons in national parks during the tourist season. Her favorite location was Yellowstone National Park at the Old Faithful Geyser. She worked in the gift shop at the Yellowstone Inn and spent her free time hiking, and touring around Yellowstone Park. Jean is survived by her three children: Nancy Bierman (Michael) of Steeleville, Illinois; Carol Huhman (Michael) of Mayville, Wisconsin; James Burriss of Tumwater, Washington. She is survived by ten grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren. Additionally, she is survived by one sister, Jerry McCarty of Bolivar, Missouri. Jean was preceded in death by her husband, Ned, an infant son, her parents, and nine siblings. A private graveside service will be held for the family at Floral Hills Funeral Home and Cemetery in Kansas City.


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Jeff and Denaie Ashworth

May 21, 2020

We are so sorry to read of Jean's passing. Such a lovely lady. She was our next door neighbor in Raytown in the mid to late 90's. Prayers to the family.

Bill Morrow

May 20, 2020

Sorry for your loss.
The St. Andrew's group was a great group.


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