The Norman Transcript


February 20, 2013

Geraldine ‘Geri’ Mignery

NORMAN — Geraldine Mae Burgess Nelson Rusco Mignery, 80, of Norman, formerly of St. Joseph, Mo, died Feb. 15 in Norman.

Services will be Friday in St. Joseph, Mo.

She was born Oct. 8, 1932, in Fillmore, MO to Leslie Grant and Odie Ruth Burgess.

She grew up and attended school in St. Joseph, Mo., and earned her Certified Nurse Aide license. She moved to Norman in 2009.

She married Donald Nelson in 1952, she married Miller Rusco in 1961, and Harold Mignery in 1978.

She was preceded in death by her husbands Miller and Harold; son Gary Lynn Rusco; infant granddaughter Carrie Dawn Nelson; and three brothers, Gene, Dale, and Jack Burgess; and son-in-law Jerry Laizure.

Survivors include a son, Larry Nelson and his wife Kevin, of Kansas City, Kan., daughters Peggy Laizure of Norman, and Donna Bowlin of St. Joseph and her fiancee Chris Maximoff; Eight grandchildren, fourteen great-grandchildren, and many others who called her ‘Grandma.’

Siblings Harold Burgess and wife Opal of St. Joseph, Lila Faye Ward of Ozarka, Mo., Paul Burgess and his wife Patti of Sugarland, Texas and Judith Holden of Kansas City, Mo., and many nieces and nephews.

Memorial contributions can be made to Heartland Hospice, 1923 Atchison, Norman, OK., 73069.

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