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Edith Lillian Edmonds

Female 1908 - 2005


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  • Name  Edith Lillian Edmonds  [1, 2, 3
    Born  8 Oct 1908  Sperry, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender  Female 
    Alt. Spelling/AKA 
    • A Rootsweb file online spelled her maiden surname "Edmunds," but it was spelled "Edmonds" in her obituary.
    High School  1926  Sperry, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Sperry High School 
    Residence  Jun 1953  Sperry, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Residence  Nov 1963  Sperry, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Birthday Announcement  6 Oct 1998  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    The Hawk Eye 
    • The family of Edith L. (Edmunds) Burgus will celebrate her 90th birthday with a surprise open house from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, October 11, at Bethany Lutheran Church, 2515 Madison Avenue. All friends, neighbors and family are invited.

      She was born October 8, 1908, in Des Moines County, to Herbert and Alvenia (Wunnenberg) Edmonds. She married Martin Burgus on February 9, 1938. She has one son, Gilbert (Sandy) Burgus of Corpus Christi, Texas; four grandchildren, Denise (Kevin) Dowell, Howard (Valerie) Burgus and Gail (Dan) Jensen, all of Sperry, and Lisa (Steve) Murphy of Burlington; two step-grandchildren, Lori (Coy) Walton of Blue Ridge, Texas, and Scott (Kim) Lohmann of Sperry; three great-grandchildren, Daniel, Jessica and Stephanie; three step great-grandchildren, Shannon, Brenna and Josh; and one brother, Elmer Edmonds of Mediapolis.
    Newspaper Article  18 Oct 1998  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    The Hawk Eye 
    • (p. 11B:) Thanks So Much

      Thank you to all who attended and those sending cards and gifts for my 90th Birthday celebration. You all made it a most memorable occasion, fond memories I'll cherish forever. Special thanks to my children and grandchildren for making their well planned secret possible. Thanks Valerie, I think she was "captain of the crew." Thanks again and God bless You All.

      Edith Burgus
    Birthday Announcement  2 Oct 2005  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    The Hawk Eye 
    • Edith L. Burgus will celebrate her 97th birthday on Saturday, October 8, 2005, with a family card shower.

      She is the mother of one son, Gilbert (Sandy) Burgus of Corpus Christi, Texas; four grandchildren, Denise (Kevin) Dowell, Howard (Valerie) Burgus, Lisa (Steve) Murphy, Gail Jensen; five great-grandchildren, and four step-great-grandchildren. The family asks that family and friends include photos or special memory stories for a scrapbook. They may be sent to 11365 Stony Hollow Road, Sperry, Iowa 52650.
    Acknowledgment of the 90th Birthday Party of Edith Lillian (Edmonds) Burgus
    Acknowledgment of the 90th Birthday Party of Edith Lillian (Edmonds) Burgus
    Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa
    Died  30 Dec 2005  Sperry, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Obituary  2 Jan 2006  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    The Hawk Eye 
    • Edith Lillian Burgus, 97, of Sperry, died at 11:03 p.m. Friday, December 30, 2005, at her home.

      Born October 8, 1908, in Sperry, she was the daughter of Herbert and Vena Wunnenberg Edmonds. On February 9, 1938, she married Martin Frederick Burgus in Burlington. He died on January 1, 1995.

      Mrs. Burgus was a homemaker and a farmer.

      She was a member of Bethany Lutheran Church. She was a 1926 graduate of Sperry High School and played on the girls basketball team that went to state. She enjoyed her church and indoor and outdoor gardening. She also enjoyed canning the fruits of her labor.

      Survivors include one son, Gilbert Burgus of Corpus Christi, Texas; six grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

      She was preceded in death by her husband, three brothers, and one sister.

      The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Bethany Lutheran Church.

      The funeral for Mrs. Burgus will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, at Bethany Lutheran Church, with the Reverend Carl Engstrom officiating. Interment will be in Burlington Memorial Park Cemetery.

      A memorial has been established for the Bethany Lutheran Church.
    Social Security Administration Information 
    • Edith L. Burgus; born: 8 October 1908; died: 30 December 2005 (V); last residence: 52650 (Sperry, Des Moines, Iowa); last benefit: (none specified); state where issued: Iowa
    Buried  4 Jan 2006  Burlington Memorial Park Cemetery, West Burlington Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID  I18085  All Families
    Last Modified  31 Mar 2015 

    Father  Herbert Edmonds,   b. 15 Feb 1867, Birmingham, , Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jun 1953, rural Mediapolis, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Alvenia "Vena" Wunnenberg,   b. 20 Sep 1866, Benton Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 May 1958 
    Married  1898  Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Issue 
    • There were five children from this marriage.
    Family ID  F9393  Group Sheet

    Family  Martin Frederick Burgus,   b. 9 Apr 1909, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jan 1995, Burlington Medical Center, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  9 Feb 1938  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 9
    Children 
    >1. Gilbert M. Burgus
    Last Modified  21 Jan 2014 
    Family ID  F8564  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S3566] Burgus, Edith Lillian (Edmonds) - 90th Birthday Announcement, (originally published in The Hawk Eye, October 6, 1998, and October 18, 1998; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S3567] Burgus, Edith Lillian (Edmonds) - Obituary, (originally published in the online edition of The Hawk Eye, January 2, 2006; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S2799] World Connect - My WEST connection: shawn62, (last updated: 2010-07-27 02:11:10 UTC (Tue), contact Shawn) (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S10319] Edmonds, Herbert - Obituary, (originally published in The Burlington Hawk-Eye Gazette, page 15, June 19, 1953; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S10220] Edmonds, Herbert Floyd - Death Notice and Obituary, (originally published in The Burlington Hawk-Eye, front page, November 6, 1963; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowaoriginally published in The Burlington Hawk-Eye, page 7, November 8, 1971; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S10320] Burgus, Edith Lillian (Edmonds) - 97th Birthday Announcement, (originally published in the online edition of The Hawk Eye, October 2, 2005; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    7. [S776] Social Security Death Index (Reliability: 3).

    8. [S1496] World Connect - Burgus Family tree: burgus, (last updated: 2007-12-23 12:25:02 UTC (Sun), contact: John) (Reliability: 3).

    9. [S3568] Burgus, Martin Frederick - Obituary, (originally published in The Hawk Eye, page 11A, January 4, 1995; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).