Archive for Thursday, September 6, 2007

Mae Rappard Burgert

September 6, 2007


Funeral services for Mae Rappard Burgert, 92, Lawrence, were Friday at Central United Methodist Church, Lawrence. Mrs. Burgert died Aug. 26, 2007, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

She was born Sept. 8, 1914, at Globe, the daughter of Henry August and Matilda Beine Rappard. She graduated from Oread Training High School, Lawrence. She was employed by J.C. Penney from 1954-1960 and for 20 years in the graduate office at Kansas University, retiring in 1979. She joined the Worden Evangelical Church, now Worden United Methodist Church, at age 12, where she was active in youth activities and was a Sunday school teacher.

She married Earlin Burgert in 1937. He died in 1988. A son, Clifford, died in 1974.

Survivors include a son, Dennis, Afton Va.; a daughter, Marilyn Smith, Grangeville, Idaho; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Forest Park Conference and Retreat Center of Topeka and sent in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Online condolences may be sent to

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