|February 15, 1937 - September 15, 2008|
|Coal Valley, Illinois
|Visitation: 4:00-7:00p.m. Wednesday September 17, 2008 at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, Milan|
|Funeral Service: 10:00a.m. Thursday September 18, 2008 at St. Matthew Lutheran Church, Milan|
|Interment: , at National Cemetery, Rock Island, Illinois |
|Rose I. Burt
Rose I. Burt, 71, of Coal Valley, died Monday, September 15, at Trinity Pathway Hospice, Bettendorf, after a courageous battle with cancer.
Visitation will be 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, Milan. Funeral Services will be held 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Matthew Lutheran Church, Milan. Interment will take place at National Cemetery, Arsenal Island. Memorials may be made to the Sarcoma Foundation of America.
Rose was born on February 15, 1937, in Belvidere, to Mabel and Otto Koplin, and was married to Willard R. Burt on December 27, 1957. She was a graduate of Belvidere High School, class of 1955, and attended the College of William and Mary. She was an avid fan of the Chicago Cubs, Bulls, and Bears.
In the midst of her own 21 year battle with liposarcoma, Rose spent countless hours providing information, referrals, resources, and a listening ear as the list manager for the Association of Cancer Online Resources (ACOR). She was often one of the first persons newly diagnosed patients would meet in their online quest for answers and hope. Rose was honored with the 2007 Leadership in Courage Award by the Sarcoma Foundation of America for her support of others living with sarcoma. In honoring her, the foundation noted: “Her seemingly limitless courage to give so much to so many, not for a stint, but for years, during her own health crisis makes Rose Burt an example of true courage for us all.”
Survivors include her husband, Willard R. Burt, Coal Valley; two daughters, Heather L. Feltman (Ron), Schaumburg, IL, and Amy L. Mays (Mickey), Orion; two sons, Timothy R. Burt (Stephanie), Sand Springs, OK, and Andrew R. Burt, Tennille, GA; nine grandchildren, Seth Lancaster, Noah and Lexi Mays, Amanda and Austin Burt, Austin Johnson, Aidan, Ian, and Ethan Britt; a sister, Dorothy Howard; nephews Keith Howard, Steve Burt, and Scott Burt. |