In Loving Memory…

Edna Louise Burlingame

Edna Louise Burlingame, 95, of Sedalia, died Saturday, February 10, 2018, at EW Thompson Health and Rehabilitation Center, surrounded by her loving family.

She was born January 24, 1923, in Sedalia, the daughter of Augustus Alfred “Gus” Romig and Emma Mabel (Oliver) Romig.

Louise attended Oak Grove and Mark Twain grade schools and graduated from Smith-Cotton High School.

On June 22, 1940, in Sedalia, she was married to Leonard Thomas Burlingame, who preceded her in death on March 6, 1994.

Louise’s family was her life. She was very dedicated and always there for family and friends. She was a tender, loving and accepting mother and grandmother. She enjoyed crossword puzzles, reading, embroidery and quilting. She was a member of Epworth United Methodist Church, where she was a member of the Loyal Sunday School Class. She was also a member of American Legion Post 16 Auxiliary.

Surviving are seven children: Sandra Louise Atherton, of Sugar Creek, Judith Ann Esser (Danny), of Sedalia, Beverly Kay Fisher (Elwood), of Sedalia, Deborah Sue Fisher (James), of Sedalia, James Leonard Burlingame, of Sedalia, Thomas Richard Burlingame (Susan), of Sedalia, and Herbert LeRoy Burlingame (Donna), of Oak Ridge, TN; 23 grandchildren; and a multitude of great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. She was proud to have six generations living.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter at birth; a son-in-law, Harry Atherton; a grandson in infancy, Larry Atherton; two sisters, Edith Blanche Tune and Dorothy Mae Farris; and four brothers, Carl Clinton Romig, Earl William Romig, Lloyd Walter Romig and Alfred Oliver Romig.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, February 14, at Heckart Funeral Home, with the Rev. Calvin Pritchard officiating.

Casket bearers will be grandsons: Tommy Burlingame, Scott Atherton, Russell Fisher, Dennis Fisher, Kenny Burlingame and Mikel Burlingame.

Burial will be in Highland Sacred Gardens.

The family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. until service time Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorials are suggested to Epworth United Methodist Church.


  1. Debbie Bredehoeft :

    Sorry for your loss Burley

  2. Terry Meyer-Rexroat :

    So sorry for your loss Mr. B our thoughts and prayers to you and your family.God Bless! 💗

  3. Nick, Ashtin, & Canaan Driskell :

    We’re sorry for your loss. She was a wonderful lady to be around. We’re blessed to have known her.

  4. So , sorry to hear, Louise was a very beautiful lady. I certainly enjoyed going to visit her, and giving her foot massages, as we talked and laughed. She loved having her feet rubbed. She was such a lovely lady with a very gentle spirit, an a vary lovely soul. Fly high sweet lady. .. You are certainly going to be missed. Sending healing hugs and prayers to her children and family. My sincere condolences to all…. ♡ Karen Meyer Wiskur / Kenny Fisher

  5. Alexa, Daryl, Abigail Haskew :

    I absolutely loved this lady!! Gave me a huge smile and hug every time I went to visit her!! She was so sweet, but also had a fiesty side to her! R.I.P Sweet Lady! 😢

  6. Louis I will always miss u ..u always bought a smile to my face every time I came to work and just seeing sorry that ur gone but never forgotten…

  7. So sorry for your loss. Keeping family in my thoughts and prayers🙏

  8. Teresa Britton :

    Sorry for your loss. Prayers for peace and comfort for all of you. Rest in peace Louise.

  9. Carla Butterwick Drollinger :

    Kay, Elwood, Pam & Rusty along with your entire family I send my heartfelt prayers at this difficult time. May God hold you all close and be with you all at this time.
    Love Carla and Joe
    Also from Michael

  10. Sherry Woodman :

    So sorry for your loss rick and herb I know she will be sadly missed

  11. Cheri (Withers) Milburn :

    So sorry for your loss. Keeping the family in my thoughts and prayers🙏

  12. Brenda Withers Byrd :

    Sorry for the loss of this wonderful woman….sending prayers.

  13. Buck and Angie Venable :

    So sorry to hear of your loss to your families. My memories are only childhood from many years ago but they are all good and I remember sweetness and love from her to me and my brothers especially…!!! The hand of God will hold her now and what a blessed place she has in his mansion with Tom. God Bless one and all.

  14. I am so sorry for your loss. Your mom was an amazing person. I truly cherished all the time I got with her and loved caring for her. I will keep you all in my prayers.

  15. Julie (Eye) Roberts :

    I am so sorry for your loss. My heart felt condolence to all.

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