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September 6, 1952 - December 10, 2020

In accordance with her wish’s cremation will take place and she will be laid to rest at Schoolcraft cemetery. A memorial service for family and friends will held in 2021, date and time to be announced. Memorial contributions may be made to the Kalamazoo Animal Rescue Project, c/o the funeral home.

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Marlene Sue Burson died on December 10, 2020, at Bronson Hospital. She was born on September 6, 1952, in Kalamazoo, the daughter of the late Milton and Betty Mae (Gardeneer) Burson. She remained a lifelong resident of Kalamazoo where she made many friends. Marlene was a kind woman with a wonderful sense of humor. Her easy-going personality made her a joy to know and she was fun to be around. She worked as a Cosmetologist and when not working was fond of traveling. Marlene loved her family and though she never had children of her own, she loved her nieces and nephews like they were her own kids. Marlene’s warm smile and laugh will be missed by all who loved her. She is survived by two siblings, Peggy (Tom) Baldwin and Terri Burgess; a special friend, Orley Bastian; nieces, nephews, and extended family. She was also preceded in passing by four siblings, Bob Burson, Mike Hess, Louise Burson and K.C. Burson.