Burgoon, Bridget Marie age 20, our beautiful angel was called home to heaven on Sunday, January 29, 2023. loving daughter of Tom and Wendy (nee Ellsworth) Burgoon; loving sister of Sean and Patrick Burgoon and her furry dog sister Lumi; cherished granddaughter of Don and Diane Ellsworth, Joe and the late Jackie Burgoon; treasured niece of Brian (Jenny) Ellsworth, Julie (Travis) Brown, Mary (Andy Lingenfelter) Burgoon, Beth (Adam Johnson) Burgoon, Meg (Dave) Wuelner, John Burgoon, Michael (Joy) Burgoon and Tim Burgoon; loving cousin of Gabby, Lucy, Colton and Carson, Eddie, Emily, Lauren, Allie, Sophie, Liam, Connor and friend to many.
Services: Funeral from KUTIS SOUTH COUNTY CHAPEL 5255 Lemay Ferry Rd. on Tuesday, February 7, 9:15 a.m. to St Mark Catholic Church for 10 a.m. Mass. Interment Assumption Church Cemetery (Mattis Rd.). In lieu of flowers donations in Bridget’s memory can be made to the Backstoppers. Visitation, Monday 3-8 p.m.
I worked with Bridget for a little while. She was a wonderful teacher to the babies as well as a wonderful coworker. Bridget was always smiling and lit up the room. She will be missed..
Bridget had a beautiful soul and heart. We will carry her in our hearts always. There are no words that can express what she meant to the entire family. We love you all.
We are so very sorry for your loss. We are thinking of you every day.
So sorry for your loss. Prayers for comfort and peace to all of her family and friends. I remember her as a little girl at the lake…….and such a good one!
I am the sister of one of Bridget’s close sorority sisters. I drove with Bridget a few times to STL and attended a couple Blues games with her. Although I didn’t know her well, my sister and Bridget’s entire sorority thought the world of her. Our family is heartbroken by this news and is sending our thoughts and prayers to your family during this tough time.
We will always remember her sweet smiles, and keep we will keep her always in our prayers. From the bottom of our hearts we are ever so sorry for your loss.
Our hearts go out to the entire Burgoon Family. We are so sorry for your loss. We pray that love and continued prayers will help the entire family through this incredibly difficult time.
Tom, my deepest condolences to you and your family. I keeping you all in prayer as you mourn the loss of your beautiful daughter.
Sending love and thinking of you always. My family and I are so sorry. Peace be with you always.
Tom and Wendy, you raised an amazing young woman. She was strong and bold and shined so brightly. She had a beautiful and giving heart. Our beautiful niece’s memory will be held closely in our hearts always. So much love to you all.
Bridget was one of my first friends in high school. We played volleyball together which is something I will cherish forever. Her smile was infectious and her presence lit up the room. I love and miss you dearly️❤️
Bridget was such a beautiful person inside and out. From the first moment we met in seventh grade, we were inseparable. To my better half, I will keep your spirit alive forever.
So sorry for your tragic loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Tom,Wendy, Sean,Patrick and Lumi
Holding you all in our hearts. She was truly a ray of sunshine and a beautiful, amazing human being. We will never forget that sweet, beautiful smile . Surrounding you all in prayer
Rick, Roselyn and Gus
Prayers for you all during this heartbreaking time. May you find peace in your beautiful memories and the knowledge that she is with our Heavenly Father.
Bridget put a smile on so many faces and her presence will be missed beyond words. We are sorry for your loss and send our love to you and your family.
Words cannot express enough sympathy in this moment. My heart is with all of you at this time, and for times to come. Sending many thoughts and prayers to you all. ❤️
A beautiful angel sums it up. Sorry to hear and our prayers are with you and your family.
Our thoughts and prayers for the family during this heartbreaking time.
Bob and Brigid Oldani
Tom and Wendy, I am at a loss for words. My heart goes out to you and your family. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
My heart is broken into pieces. Bridget was a beautiful, kind, loving young woman. She was so special to our family. She was Emily’s person and best friend. Your family will remain in my heart and in my prayers always. May God comfort you all. My love to you.
Words can not begin to describe how our hearts are shattered for the entire Burgoon family. So much love and thoughts are with each of you every single moment of the day.
Lisa, Carly Peter’s and family.
Wendy, We are so sorry for the loss of your beautiful angel, Bridget. As we know, it is a loss and pain like no other. Please lean on friends and family to get you through this horrible tragedy. Don’t be afraid to ask for help. If you ever want to talk to a fellow angel mom, please message me through FB. Holding you close in our hearts and prayers.
Marilyn and Andy Presti
From the entire Bader family please except our sincere condolences on your loss. Most of us never had the pleasure of meeting her except for probably Grant. But during these very hard times know that she is in our thoughts and Prayers!
Bridget was one of the best friends anyone could ever ask for. I am so grateful that she was brought into my life and for all the memories we got to create. She will be forever loved and missed. My thoughts and prayers go to Bridget’s family.
Michael Van Zummeren
Words fail in this situation to describe what you all must be feeling. We care about you, and your family. We will be praying extra hard for your entire family during this most difficult time.
So sorry for your loss.Sending our thoughts and prayers to you all..
John and Lauara Magee
The pain your family is enduring must be overwhelming. Please know that many of your neighbors are praying for you. May you have only beautiful memories and may God comfort your hearts.
So sorry for your loss.
Such a sweet and beautiful soul! So intelligent, curious, and kind! Her absence is a tragic loss to everyone who had the privilege of knowing her. God bless your family at this truly heartbreaking time.
There are no words to ease the heartbreaking loss of Bridget. Your family has been in my thoughts and I’m sending love and comfort to you all.
I am Bridget’s dear friend Riley’s great Aunt. My daughter and I took Bridget and Riley on a college visit to Truman state university a few years ago! She was always a joy to be around, so beautiful inside and out. I am so sorry for your loss I will remember your whole family in my prayers.
Sending prayers to the Burgoon family from a fellow Sharks hockey family. We are devastated after hearing about your tragic loss. May you lean on family and friends as you navigate the days ahead. Rest in Peace dear Bridget with your heavenly Father.
Bridget was my first friend at UCM and we did everything together. Even driving to fast food places cause we were craving canes. This is just one of my favorite memories and I think after that we talked about being bridesmaids. I’m sending my prayers and thoughts to your family.
Bridget was my sweet boys daycare teacher. She was the best teacher and she loved my baby so big. She made it so easy to trust leaving him in her care. Even after he moved rooms, he still talked about Ms Bridget. My family is sending you prayers for comfort during this time.
My heart dropped when I saw this! My heart breaks for you and your family. May God wrap his loving and comforting arms around all of you. I worked with your beautiful, sweet daughter at BBA, we talked frequently while we closed our rooms each day. If I was running behind, Bridget would offer to help me. She was great with her little kiddos. They loved her and she loved them in return. She will be greatly missed and always remembered. ❤️
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Burgoon family. Kind and beautiful, Bridget will always be remembered as the sweet soul she was!
No words will ease your family and loved ones pain , but bridget was a beautiful soul and is now a beautiful angel , i swam swim team with bridget and the boys , I will forever remember those good days , shes in our hearts forever, please reach out if you guys need ANYTHING . may that beautiful girl rest in peace.
Wendy & Tom,
My heart is aching for your beautiful daughter & family, please know Bridget and your whole family are in my thoughts, prayers & heart at this unimaginable time.
While I didn’t know Bridget very well we did have classes together in high school and graduated together. Praying for you during this time and I hope that Bridget will be remembered forever
Being Bridget’s science teacher was a pleasure. Bridget was bright, thoughtful, kind, and she worked hard. From my time with her I can confidently say she made every room she stepped into a better place. I’m thankful I got to know her. My condolences to the Burgoon family.
Bridget was one of my son’s preschool teachers. She was always a bright light in his day. She was always kind and loving to the kiddos. The last time I saw Bridget at BBA was just about two weeks ago. As we were leaving, my son could not leave until he waved good-bye to her! He loved her!
To Bridget’s family, I am so sorry for your loss. Thank you for sharing your daughter with the world. She touched so many little lives at BBA and we are so grateful to have known her. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Tom, Wendy, Sean & Patrick,
I am so so sorry for the pain you are going through. Bridget was such a sweet and beautiful girl. You all will be in my prayers.
Scott, Christi, Nick, Casie, Elizabeth & Ryan
Grandpa Joe Burgoon, so sorry for the loss of your granddaughter. It’s very sad to have a young person like her die at such an early age. God bless your family Joe.
Our hearts sank when we heard the news. Privileged to have met Bridget through school, volleyball, and swim. She was a beautiful young lady, and we’re so sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with your family.
Continual prayers for comfort and peace, in Jesus name. Words are not enough. We love you all.
Brian, Erin, Mackenzie, Allyson and Carson Christopher
So sorry for your family. I am truly at a loss of words. My heart goes out her immediate family and friends.
Words cannot begin to explain the sorrow. Please know our family is thinking of you during this extremely difficult time.
It was a pleasure being able to know the wonderful person Bridget was. From elementary school to high school, she helped me grow into the person I am today. I will cherish our memories forever. My thoughts and prayers are with the Burgoon family during this difficult time.
We are heartbroken for you all. Bridget was without any doubt, one of Dawn’s favorite students she ever had the pleasure of meeting. I loved hearing the stories about her every day. Dawn loved having her as a student, and loved her as a person.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and all the Burgoon family
Prayers for the Burgoon family at the sudden passing way to soon for your lovely Bridget.
Wendy, Tom, Sean, Patrick, Grandma, Grandpas, Aunts, Uncles & cousins we are all brokenhearted with you! What a tragedy! Bridget was beautiful, loving, kind, and smart! She was everything you could want in a daughter and more! I am so sad about her loss for you all! I know she is in paradise but it’s so heartbreaking for everyone left to pick up the pieces. I pray you find some peace in knowing she is in a good place and you can feel God’s love through all of us. It’s no replacement but know we love you all.
Our heavenly Father, please bless Bridget as she walks in your enteral love and light . Look down on the Burgoon family and give them some kind of peace during their sorrow. God bless and we will pray for you all . Mark and Jennifer Oman .
Prayers are with the Burgoon family on the heartbreaking loss of Bridget…so deeply sorry.
I am so very sorry for your loss. May God bless you all and help you through this most difficult time.
We are so very sorry for your tragic loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Tom and Wendy, no words can truly express how sad we were to hear of Bridget’s passing. May God bless you all at this time of pain and sorrow.
Bridget’s grandfather Joe is a very good friend of the Jacobsmeyer family and my heart goes out to him and to all the Burgoons. Bridget watched over my great nieces and nephew at Tree House. Impossible to understand such tragedies as this. I will pray for strength, comfort and peace. I look forward to meeting Bridget some day in heaven.
Wendy and Tom,
I can’t even imagine the loss and pain you and your family are going through. You are all in my heart and prayers.
Tommy , Wendy and family my condolences to all of you. Praying for for strength and peace for all of you.
Thinking of you tomorrow and praying for hope, healing and peace. ❤️❤️
Wendy, Tom, Sean, and Patrick, Bridget was a super special young woman. She was so loved! Mary and Allie Kate adored Bridget and loved being with her. Bridget was a beautiful, kind, smart woman who has left a lasting impression on our hearts and the hearts of many others. Her memory will never be forgotten.
Love you all.
Joe, your crime lab family is praying for you and the rest of the Burgoon family. Our deepest sympathies for your tragic loss.