Charles Burris

Charles Edward Burris, formerly of Caney, passed away on June 24, 2023, in Overland Park, KS, at Sunrise Senior Living, at the age of 91.

Charles was cremated at Heartland Cremation and Burial Society, his burial will take place in Anderson, MO in early Fall 2023.

Charlie was born November 7, 1931, in Anderson, MO, to Fred and Jewel (Buckley) Burris. He enlisted in the United States Air Force after graduation from high school and served both active duty and reserves during the Korean War until 1954. Charlie married Betty (Miller) Burris on September 22, 1952, in Concordia, KS, and had just celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary this past September. Charlie & Betty moved to Caney, KS, and had 2 daughters, Pam & Linda.  Charlie worked his entire professional career with Phillips Petroleum Co (both Bartlesville, OK & Denver, CO) until his retirement in 1986.

Charlie was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Jewel Burris, brothers, Howard (twin) & Lester Burris, sister, Thelma Chapman, and grandson, Ryan Hill.

Charlie is survived by his wife, Betty of Overland Park, KS, daughters Pam (Bob) Underwood of Lawrence, KS, and Linda Hill of Overland Park, KS, grandchildren Sarah Underwood and Bob (Tiffany) Underwood, both of Lawrence, KS, and Stephen (Daniella) Hill of Overland Park, KS, and great-grandson, Jackson Hill of Overland Park, KS.

Memorials can be made in Charlie’s name to the Caney Historical Society: 310 W 4th , Caney, KS 67333 Donate to Caney Historical Society Here or to the Kansas Palliative & Hospice Care:  Donate to Hospice Here6828 Silverheel St, Shawnee, KS 66226


  1. Jim Falkner on June 30, 2023 at 3:53 pm

    I lost a good friend when Charlie and Betty left Coffeyville but I continued to research our common Burris ancestry. I never had the chance to tell him but I traced our Burris line back to the Governor of Syria, Senator Marcus Ulpius (29AD-98AD), father of the Roman Emperor Trajan. If you’d like to have that information, let me know. So sorry for your loss. Prayers for the family. I’ll make sure the remaining members of the old Genealogical Society are aware of Charlie’s passing.

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