It is with great sorrow that we report the passing last night of Linda Burruss, wife of former MMCA President/CEO George Burruss. The obituary and arrangements are included with this announcement.
In my brief conversation with George this morning he mentioned the wonderful life he and Linda shared together and the fun they had with the trucking community. The MoTA family was a big part of that for George and Linda.
Condolences can be sent to George Burruss, 235 Ash Park Driver, Jefferson City, MO 65109.
Please keep George, Chris and the entire Burruss family in your thoughts and prayers.
MoTA President & CEO
Obituary for Linda Burruss
Mrs. Linda R. Burruss, age 72 years, of Jefferson City, Mo., passed away Tuesday, October 27, 2015 at home surrounded by her loving family.
Linda was born on October 9, 1943 in Chicago, Il. a daughter of Clarence and Delores (Pallie) Wandrey. She graduated from Wheaton High School in Wheaton, Il. She attended William Woods College where she earned an associate of fine arts. While attending William Woods, she met George Burruss and they were married in Wheaton, Il. on September 5, 1964.
Linda was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church and served as a docent at the Missouri Governor’s Mansion. She was a member of the Jefferson City Country Club and its Ladies Golf Association. She was also a member of a bowling league.
She was an accomplished trout fisherman and often out fished George. She rarely missed a Jay football or basketball game or a Missouri Tiger football game. Linda enjoyed the internet and all the various games thereon and was known to visit various casinos.
Most important of all, she was devoted to her family and spent hours cooking for them, as well as, all the other things mothers do.
Survivors include: her husband of fifty-one years; two sons, George W. Burruss, Jr. (wife Shari) of Carbondale, Illinois and Christopher W. Burruss (wife Kathy) of Jefferson City, Mo.; one brother, Clarence Wandrey of Thousand Oaks, California; one sister-in-law, Kittye Jo Copeland of Chandler, Arizona; four grandchildren, Kelsey, Caleb, Carol and Corinne; one great-grandchild, Caden; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Visitation will be at the First Christian Church from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon Monday, November 2, 2015.
Funeral services will be conducted at 12:00 noon Monday, November 2, 2015 at the First Christian Church with the Reverend Beau Underwood officiating. Graveside services and entombment will be held in the Mausoleum of Riverview Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to Hospice Compassus or the First Christian Church.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Freeman Mortuary.