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LeeAnn Whipple Burgess

January 27, 1957 — February 29, 2024

Wyalusing, PA


LeeAnn Burgess, age 67, of Wyalusing, PA, and formerly of Laceyville, PA, passed away unexpectedly late Thursday evening, February 29, 2024, at her home.


LeeAnn was born on January 27, 1957, in Baltimore, MD, a daughter of the late Lawrence E. and Doris Diesel Whipple Sr. She grew up in Laceyville and graduated from Wyalusing Valley High School, a member of the class of 1975.


Throughout her life she worked at several agencies that helped those with intellectual disabilities, and was currently employed at the Wyalusing School District as a Paraprofessional Aide.


She loved her work, and cared very deeply for all of those she worked with over the years. While she dedicated most of her professional time to caring for others, in her time off she loved a good yard sale, casino trip, or restaurant, and took great joy in the treasures she found, and memories she made. 



Former Husband:

Edward J. Burgess                                               Laceyville, PA


Daughter and son-in-law:

Elizabeth and Austin Garofalo                             Laceyville, PA


Brother and sister-in-law:

Lawrence and Laura Whipple Jr.                         Wyalusing, PA


Two sisters and brothers-in-law:

Darlene and Gilbert Kohler                                  West Auburn, PA

Kathleen Whipple                                                Sullivan, OH


Step children:

John “Magoo” Burgess                                        Laceyville, PA

James “Possum” Burgess                                     Springville, PA

Joelle “Tunie” Burgess and Rick Cussins             Laceyville, PA



Oliver Garofalo, Fawn Burgess, Jake Burgess, and EmmaLynn Burgess 


She is also survived by several nieces, nephews, and cousins.


Besides her parents she was predeceased by a brother Lawrence Dale Whipple and a nephew Dale Edward Whipple.


A celebration of life butterfly release will be held on Saturday April 27th, 2024, at 3:00 PM at the Wyalusing Creekside Park, 81 Creekside Drive, Wyalusing, PA with interment in the Beaver Meadows Cemetery at a later date.


Memorial contributions may be made in loving memory of LeeAnn Burgess to 

Luke's Hidden Haven, 915 Harrington Rd, Ulster, PA 18850, who kindly made arrangements for her beloved dogs and cat. 


Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Homer Funeral Home, 83

Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, PA.


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Celebration of Life Butterfly Release

Saturday, April 27, 2024

3:00 - 3:30 pm (Eastern time)

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Wyalusing Creekside Park

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