Wava L. Burgess

June 3, 1921 - November 10, 2012


Visitation: Monday, Nov. 12, 2012 4-8:00 p.m. Family present from 6 -8:00 p.m. Anderson Funeral Home
Service: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, November 13, 2012 Canton First baptist Church

Wava L. Burgess, 91, passed away Saturday Nov. 10, 2012 at Canton Samaritan Society.  Her memorial service will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, at Canton First Baptist Church.  A private family burial will be held at Forest Hill Cemetery prior to the service.  Visitation will be Monday from 4 – 8:00 p.m. at Anderson Funeral Home in Canton, with family present from 6 – 8:00 p.m.  Memorials may be directed to Canton Good Samaritan Society or Canton First Baptist Church.

          Wava Lorraine Hoover was born June 3, 1921 at Chancellor, SD, to Elmer and Marion (Anderson) Hoover.  She married Herbert Burgess Dec. 11, 1944    and made their home in Canton.

          Wava was a homemaker who also did cleaning for local businesses.  Her hobies included: bowling, gardening, embroidery work, baking, listening to country western music and Twin’s games.  She loved home decorating and collecting dolls.  She received several awards for her ceramic pieces.  She also enjoyed quilting with her mother.

          Survivors include: two sons, Richard and Layne (Marcia) both of Canton, SD; two daughters, Karen Burgess-Gibson (Pat), Sioux Falls, SD and Barb Hartland (Warren) Canton, SD; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two brothers, Lowell (Julie) Hoover, Champlain, MN and Kenny (Norma) Hoover, Sioux Falls; sister-in-law, Bonnie Hoover, Canton, SD; and several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, sister, Hope Cruse, and two brothers, Eugene and Dwight Hoover.  www.andersonandsonsfh.com

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  1. So sorry about Wava. We will all truly miss her. She was such a sweetie. I remember when I started @ the Canton Dental Clinic in 1975. She was our cleaning lady there every Thursday. I learned a lot from her about life and about cleaning. I feel blessed to have known her for so many years and I speak for those of us at the clinic that knew her, they feel the same. In friendship and sympathy, Laurie Wiebe

  2. Layne and Marty, Barb, Warren and all the family;

    Just heard of your loss half an hour ago, too late to go to the funeral. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. My sincere sympathy.

    Shirley Peterson

  3. So saddened by Wava’s passing. She was a big part of our childhood and as a young adult, we only lived a block away so it was easy to walk up and visit with her. I remember my girls walking up the street to go visit her too. Deepest condolences to all my cousins and Hoover family. Tanna