Lynn Ellen Burwell

Lynn Ellen Burwell, 42, of Mt. Vernon, passed away at 3 p.m. 
Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2007, at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, 
Missouri. She was born in Mt. Vernon on Sunday, Oct. 25, 1964, 
the daughter of Roger W. and Jeanette (Anderson) Metje. She 
married Michael A. Burwell on Oct. 17, 1987, in Mt. Vernon. 
She was a legal secretary for Mt. Vernon attorney James L. Hanson. 

Funeral services will be held following the visitation Friday evening 
at Hughey Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon with the Rev. Kent McDermott officiating. 
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. 

Lynn is survived by her mother, Jeanette A. Metje of Mt. Vernon; her 
husband, Mike Burwell of Mt. Vernon; her daughter, Michaela Burwell of 
Mt. Vernon; two brothers, Timothy O. Metje of Mt. Vernon, and Roger Alan Metje 
and wife Deanna of Mt. Vernon; mother-in-law, Betty Burwell of Mt. Vernon; 
three brothers-in-law, Butch Burwell and wife Glenna of Mt. Vernon; 
Ancil Burwell, Jr. and wife Karen of Mt. Vernon, Jerry Burwell and wife 
Michelle of Mt. Vernon; and sister-in-law, Pam Clifton and husband Scott of 
Mt. Vernon. Several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive. 

Her father, Roger W. Metje, and father-in-law, Ancil Burwell, Sr., 
preceded her in death. 

Lynn was a loving mother; she enjoyed people, the outdoors and the company 
of her family and friends. 

For those who wish, memorials may be given to the Polycystic Kidney Foundation 
and will be accepted at the funeral home or may be mailed to Hughey Funeral Home, 
P.O. Box 721, Mt. Vernon, Ill. 62864. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care 
of Hughey Funeral Home where you may call 242-3348 or visit 
for further information and to send condolences.

Source: The Register-News, Mt. Vernon, IL
Date: August 16, 2007  
Submitted by Robert W. Loman

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