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Marion Leroy Burris 1928 - 2019
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HOISINGTON — Marion Leroy Burris, 90, died March 26, at Almost Home, Great Bend.  He was born Oct. 22, 1928, in Mildred, the son of Edgar Ernest and Gladys June (Jayne) Burris.

Marion served in the United States Army following WWII.

A longtime Hoisington resident, Marion worked in the oil field his entire life starting as a roughneck, then a tool pusher, and retiring as Vice President of Operations from Chief Drilling.

Marion loved spending his free time fishing, gardening and tending his lawn, reading, and woodworking. He was a great storyteller and loved reminiscing with his children.

On Aug. 13, 1950, he married Helen Lucille Flott in Emporia. She preceded him in death on July 5, 2013.  

Survivors include six children, Tom Burris and wife Susan of Riverside, Mo., Donna Ash and husband Pete of Blanchard, Okla., Kathy Burke and husband Ed of Antelope, Calif., Kerry Underwood and husband Pat of Blanchard, Mark Burris and wife Sonja of Ruston, La., and Troy Burris and wife Cindy of Bushton; brother, Ed Burris and wife Margaret of Marble Falls, Texas; a special nephew, Jim Burris and wife Millie of Hoisington; 17 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren, and 7 great-great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, and brothers, Clarence, Paul, and Hugh Burris.

Cremation has taken place and a private family service will be held at a later date in Hoisington Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Almost Home in care of Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home, PO Box 146, Hoisington, KS 67544.

Funeral arrangements provided by

Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home

415 N. Main, P.O. Box 146

Hoisington, KS 67544

Great Bend Tribune (Kan.) March 27, 2019