Mary Christina Burris, 17, Callao and Marceline, died Friday, April 26, 2013, at her home.
Funeral services were at 1 p.m. today, May 1, 2013, at Delaney Funeral Home, Marceline, with Rev. Brian Baker officiating. Visitation was held Tuesday, April 30, 2013, from 6 until 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial was in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Marceline. Pallbearers will be Charles Simpson, Tyler Dye, Fred Hodgerson, Adam Brown, Tim McCoy, Darren Brammer, Chris McCoy, and Wyatt Billups with Derek Sturguess as an honorary pallbearer.
Memorials may be made to the Linn County Humane Society and these may be left at or mailed to Delaney Funeral Home, 1720 N. Missouri Ave., Marceline, MO 64658.
Mary was born September 11, 1995, in Chillicothe, daughter of Ronnie Eugene “Gene” Burris and Paula Faye Grable.
Survivors include her father, Ronnie Eugene “Gene” Burris, Marceline; mother, Paula Dye, Callao; brother, Tyler Dye, Creighton; two sisters, Mandy Grable, Callao, and Kayla Sportsman, Atlanta; paternal grandparents, Alma and Lewis Evans, Marceline; maternal grandparents, Elmo Grable, Creighton, and Trayetta Eaton, Macon; aunt, Kim Grable Lukenbill, Harrisonville; uncles, Ricky, Randy, and Donnie Burris, all of Marceline, Mike Burris, Denver, Colo., Ron Grable, Springfield, and BJ Smith, Jefferson City; nephews, Kameren Stone, Karson Simpson, Kayden McKinstry, Robert, Dakota, and Christopher Lukenbill; great-aunts and uncles, Mary and Eugene Welch, Macon, Dorothy and Wayne Young, Kirksville, Willa Dean Gaunt, and Della Jean Eaton, Brookfield, and Billy Eaton, Callao; and many cousins.
She was preceded in death by her paternal grandfather, Ronnie Burris; nephew, Chase Simpson; step-grandmother, Betty Grable; two aunts, Mary Leticia Burris and Christina Marie Burris; great-grandparents, Jack and Anna Grable, and Tracy and Loretta Eaton; great-aunt, Ada Sue McMickeal; and cousin, Larry Welch.