Beverly C. Burgess
KEYSER - Beverly C. Burgess, 71, of Ward Avenue, Keyser, WV, died Saturday, January 7, 2017 at the Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, WV. Born on December 19, 1945 in Keyser, WV, she was a daughter of the late Lee B. and Leona D. (Lynch) Leatherman. She also was preceded in death by four brothers, Robert, Richard, Dennis and Donald Leatherman. Mrs. Burgess was a 1964 graduate of Keyser High School and was formerly employed with Mr. Donut, T.J. Tots and most recently, Wal-Mart of Keyser. She was Catholic by faith and in her younger days, enjoyed playing softball. She also greatly enjoyed tending her flower gardens. Surviving are her husband of 48 years, Dave Burgess; two sons, Francis D. Burgess, Jr. and Christopher E. Burgess, both of Keyser; five grandchildren, Justin and Ashleigh Burgess, both of Keyser, Amberly and Brandon Martinez, both of Phoenix, AZ and Ethan Kile of Keyser; three sisters, Evelyn Machosky of Uniontown, PA, Connie Pratt and husband Gail of Keyser and Carolyn Wertman and husband Ron of Peterstown, WV and several nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her "little boy," "Wrigley." Friends may call at the Smith Funeral Home, Keyser Chapel, on Thursday, January 12, 2017 from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted at the Smith Funeral Home, Keyser Chapel, on Friday, January 13, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. with Father Paul Mundumoozhikkara officiating. Interment will be in the Duling Cemetery, Keyser. Condolences and personal reflections to the family may be left after Mrs. Burgess' obituary at smithfuneralhomes.net.
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