Jayne “Ann” Burgess, 65, of Dixon, died Tuesday, January 15, 2013, at her home, following a courageous nine year battle with cancer. She was a coordinator for TCOC/Headstart for 20 years and then worked in the cafeteria at Reagan Middle School for 9 years, prior to her retirement. She was also a licensed cosmetologist.
Ann was born September 21, 1947, in Dixon, IL, the daughter of Harry and Jean (Ford) Slain. She married Troy Burgess on September 24, 1966, in Dixon. Ann attended the Church of God in her early years and Northside Baptist in her later years. She loved spending time with her family and playing pranks on them. She could find humor in any situation. Ann was a Chicago Cubs and Bears fan, enjoyed attending her sons’ and grandson’s sporting events, watching golf, and making crafts.
Survivors include her husband, Troy Burgess; two sons, Patrick Burgess, Jason (Cassie) Burgess, all of Dixon; one grandson, Brock Hunter Burgess; one sister, Maureen (John) Harris; one sister-in-law, Colleen Slain; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, Kevin Slain; and an infant brother and sister.
Visitation will be from 10 – 12:00 p.m., Thursday, January 17, 2013, at Preston-Schilling Funeral Home, Dixon, followed by a 12:00 p.m., funeral service with the Rev. Daniel Bentz, pastor of Northside Baptist Church, Dixon, officiating. Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery, Dixon.
Memorials have been established to the Lee County Cancer Society and Serenity Hospice.