In Memory

Clara Colleen Koppes (Burroughs)

Colleen passed away December 1, 2016 as a result of a battle with cancer.  She was 68 years old and is survived by her son, Bryan and granddaughters, Lexus 18, and Jade, 16.

Colleen and classmate William Burroughs married in 1967. We divorced in 1976, but, remained close until her untimely death. After working in insurance for a number of years she became a registered nurse and moved to Kansas to be near her parents in 1990. She was stricken with a relatively rare cancer of the parotid ( salivary) gland enduring both radiation and chemotherapy in an effort to slow the progress of the cancer during much of the past 18 months. She passed away on December 1, 2016, and was buried on December 5, 2016 in a family plot in Stockton Kansas where her grandparents and parents were born and raised. She lived in Salina, Kansas where our son and granddaughters reside. Colleen was kind, caring and generous to the very end. Our son and granddaughters were the light of her life and she will be a lasting inspiration and role model for them throughout their lives. May she rest in comfort and peace. Love, Bill