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Kay Ann (Schneeberger) Bursley

September 1, 1944 ~ July 20, 2022 (age 77) 77 Years Old


Kay Ann Bursley, 77, of Charlotte, Michigan passed away in her home on July 20, 2022 after battling Multiple Sclerosis, COPD, Emphysema, and Congestive Heart Failure. Kay was born September 1, 1944 in Lansing, Michigan to Leon Frank and Hazel “Bernice” Schneeberger and graduated from Lansing Sexton High School in 1962. Kay went to work for the State of Michigan at the age of 18, where she met her loving husband of nearly 59 years, Eldon Lee Bursley. They were married on August 17, 1963 in Lansing, Michigan. They made their home in Charlotte, with children Steven Lee and Kathy Jo.

Kay had many interests, including spending time with her family, golfing, bowling, hunting, fishing, reading, doing jigsaw puzzles, watching old game shows, camping, and visiting the Upper Peninsula. Kay had a membership with the Hiawatha Sportsman Club for many years. Kay served as secretary/treasurer for the American Bowling League at Char-Lanes for many years. She was also quite active with the Women’s Bowling Association. 

Kay is survived by husband of nearly 59 years, Eldon Bursley; son Steven (Jenelle) Bursley of Charlotte, MI; daughter Kathy (Andrew) Brown of Potterville, MI; granddaughters Katlyn, Jamie, and Alyssa Bursley, and Emmalee Brown; brother William (Diana) Schneeberger of Northbrook, IL and sister-in-law Lori (Loyal) Boulter of Wayland, MI. She is also survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Kay is preceded in death by her parents, Leon and Bernice Schneeberger; and brother Gary Schneeberger.

The family will be accepting visitors at the Sunfield United Brethren Church on Monday, July 25, 2022 from 6-8pm. There will be no memorial service or graveside service, per her request.

Contributions in Kay’s name can be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society - Michigan Chapter, 29777 Telegraph Road (Onyx Office Building), Suite 1651, Southfield, MI 48034. You can also donate online at: Ways to Donate | National Multiple Sclerosis Society (

The family wishes to extend special thanks to Elara Caring out of Jackson, Michigan for their wonderful care during the last three weeks of her life.

Express your thoughts and memories in the online Guest Book at  The family is being served by the Independent Family-Owned Funeral Home in Sunfield:  Rosier Funeral Home.

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July 25, 2022

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Sunfield United Brethren Church
8436 Grand Ledge Hwy.
Sunfield, MI 48890


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