Mary Burfiend

Sunday, March 11, 2007

Mary J. Burfiend, 80, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, March 5, 2007, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau.

She was born Jan. 30, 1927, in Fredericktown, Mo., daughter of Noah and Josephine Crites Lashley.

Burfiend was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church and the VFW Ladies Auxiliary, both in Cape Girardeau.

Survivors include a son, Everett Jaco of Nevada, Mo.; three daughters, Barbara Sexton of Cape Girardeau, Valerie Vermillion of Wright City, Mo., Dora Schmeiderer of Perryville, Mo.; a stepson, Leslie Burfiend of Perryville; a sister, Geraldine Siletta of Las Vegas; 12 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Elmer Jaco; her second husband, Clarence "Mike" Burfiend; two grandsons; and two brothers.

Services were private, with arrangements by McCombs Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau.