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Obituaries

Obituaries

Mae Rappard Burgert 1914 - 2007 Lawrence

Funeral services for Mae Rappard Burgert, 92, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Central United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in Worden Cemetery.Mrs. Burgert died Sunday, Aug. 26, 2007, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.She was born Sept. 8, 1914, in Globe, the daughter of Henry August and Matilda Beine Rappard. She attended Globe Grade School and graduated from Oread Training High School in Lawrence.Mrs. Burgert worked for J.C. Penney from 1954 to 1960. She later worked as office manager in the graduate office at Kansas University and retired in 1979. She was a member of Worden Evangelical Church, now Worden United Methodist Church, was active in youth activities and taught Sunday school.She married Earlin Burgert in 1937. He died in 1988.Mrs. Burgert was also preceded in death by a son, Clifford Burgert, in 1974.Survivors include a son, Dennis Burgert, Afton, Va.; a daughter, Marilyn Smith, Grangeville, Idaho; six grandchildren; and five great grandchildren. Friends may call from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. today at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home.The family suggests memorials to Forest Park Conference and Retreat Center of Topeka, sent in care of the funeral home.Online condolences may be sent at <a href="http://www.rumsey-yost.com">www.rumsey-yost.com</a>.