STILLWATER, Okla. -Maurice William “Bill” Burgess, 61, died Dec. 26, 2008. 
He was a retired United States Marine and resided in Stillwater, Okla.
Survivors include: his wife, Faye of Stillwater, Okla.; one daughter, Julie Bengston, Windom; one stepson, Jake Montrose, Colo.; four step-daughters, Wanda Bales, Morrison, Okla.,  Darla Lynn, Georgetown, Calif., Jeannie Petersen, Stillwater, Okla., and Alberta Buffington and Jerry Sloan, Stillwater, Okla.; four grandchildren, Tyler, Wyatt, Ashley and Janelle Bengston, Windom; two brothers, Dennis Burgess, McPherson, and Norman Burgess, McPherson; and one sister, Phyllis Hart, Stillwater, Okla.
He is also survived by 11 step-grandchildren and 15 step-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today 2008 at Strode Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Rusty Rhoads officiating. Interment will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens.  Strode Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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