Jacqueline Ruth Burjes

Alton | Monday, November 28 2022

Jacqueline Ruth Burjes, 78, died at 2:35 a.m. Monday, November 28, 2022, at her sister’s home in Brighton.  Born February 13, 1944, in Alton, she was the daughter of Harvey and Lorean (Parker) Burjes. 

She graduated from Alton Memorial School of Nursing and earned her Master’s degree from S.I.U.E.  She worked for over 30 years as a nursing supervisor at the Alton Memorial Hospital ICU and taught nursing classes. She passionately advocated for her patients and taught her students to do the same.  She enjoyed traveling both domestically and internationally, loved reading (especially everything that Stephen King ever wrote), spending time with her family, and caring for her dog and cats.  Surviving is a sister, Nancy Sorgea of Brighton, and a brother, Robert Burjes (Gail) of Alton. 

Also, surviving are two nieces, Genifer Brown (Matt), and Sarah Robertson, two nephews, Michael Sorgea and Brian Sorgea (Angie), and great nieces and nephews, Bailee Sorgea, Ashtin Sorgea, Ashley, and Amber.  Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother-in-law, Frank.  A celebration of life service will be held at a later date.  Memorials may be made to the 5A’s Animal Shelter.  Gent Funeral Home in Alton is in charge of arrangements.  Online guestbook and information may be found at

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Gent Funeral Home

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