WESSINGTON SPRINGS — Mary Ellen Burnison 60, of Wessington Springs, passed away Sunday June 2, 2019, at her residence. Her memorial service will be 2 p.m., Tuesday June 11, at the Basham funeral Chapel in Wessington Springs. Visitation will be from 12:30 p.m. until time of service.
Mary was born December 28, 1958, in Wessington Springs to Lawrence and Vera Myers. She graduated from nursing school in Pierre in 1981 with her LPN and practiced as a nurse for 30 years before retiring and moving back to Wessington Springs.
Not only was she a talented, dedicated nurse, she was a very creative person who painted beautiful landscapes, love tending her garden and traveling throughout the U.S.
She is survived by her daughter, Athena (D’Angelo) Williams of Renton, Wash.; siblings, Larry (Marji) Myers of Denver, Colo., Gloria (Gene) Fastnacht of Wessington Springs, and Laura (Jim) Sletten of Elk River, Minn.; as well as four nieces and two nephews.
She was preceded in death by both of her parents.